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Cleopatra Gold

Caunitz, William J.
Undercover drug agent hopes to find the woman that murdered his father. Good story.

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5/2001

Exceptional Clearance

Caunitz, William J.
Lt. John Vinda tracks a serial killer in New York. I liked the irony when he blew away the doll.

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4/2001

Pigtown, A Novel

Caunitz, William J.
Gritty police procedural takes place in the Bronx involving Lt. Matthew Stuart. Very thorough, gritty.

QUOTE:

"How many ladies you dancing with these days?" "Four," Borrelli said proudly. "Doesn't it get complicated?" "Yeah, it does. But the problem is, I love 'em all." "What you gotta do is ask yourself which woman you want to spend the rest of your life cheating on."

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4/2001

Suspects

Caunitz, William J.
Lt. Tony Scanlon investigates the murders of his cop friend and a candy store owner.

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5/2001

Summerland

Chabon, Michael
A charming fantasy of baseball, airships, and faerie-myth. But mostly baseball. Two weeps. There is a 300 word sentence on pages 254-255 that I enjoyed very much, and read out loud to an unappreciative audience. There is a lot of reading here, and it's a 500 page book. Took me a couple weeks! Includes a map.

Quote:

"Oh, you always have a choice." Coyote said. "That's another little fun feature of life you can put down to me, if you like."

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12/2007

Telegraph Avenue

Chabon, Michael
A couple of guys who run a used record store in Oakland are being threatened by a mega-store owned by a former football star who owns a zeppelin.

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8/2013

Yiddish Policemen's Union

Chabon, Michael
Odd that I can't come up with a smoke quote from this book, since smoking is so prevalent in the story. So, does he get the girl?

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12/2007

The School Of Good And Evil

Chainani, Soman
Book one of a trilogy, two girls are kidnapped by The Schoolmaster to be students at his school. One girl is assigned to Good, and the other to Evil. Both girls think they are in the wrong group. A long (488 p.) book that didn't really ever catch my interest, although it has a great deal of love on Goodreads, and quite possibly will be a movie.

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1/2016

Postcards From No Man's Land

Chambers, Aidan
Jacob travels to Amsterdam to visit the grave of his grandfather who died in World War 2. A very interesting and reflective book with observations on homosexuality, love, assisted suicide, and family relationships. The last line was cracked me up.

Words I Had To Look Up:

rekening (pg. 44) -- The bill
prockled Dutch over his head (pg. 111) -- No relevant defintions. To proke (poke) a wart? I think not! Maybe they "poked" Dutch above his head while he ate.
chunder (pg. 131) -- To puke or vomit. Whst's the difference?
amotopian fantasy (pg. 199) -- Can't find a definition, but I think it means "utopian".
vrede forever (pg. 204) -- Peace.
kaneel stroop pannenkoeken (pg. 205) -- Cinnamon, syrup, pancakes. As explained in the text.
panini (pg. 247) -- Sandwiches. By the way, "panera" means bread box in Spanish.
mijn hele leven zocht ik jou om eindelijk gevonden te weten wat eenzaam is (pg. 272) -- Babelfish.com says it means my whole life I searched for you finally found what lonely
lacrioso (pg. 272) -- Sadly, tearfully.

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3/2009

A Closed And Common Orbit

Chambers, Becky
I learned why Pepper is name that (probably), but not sure about Blue. Maybe in the next book? Really good!

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7/2019

A Prayer For The Crown-Shy

Chambers, Becky
Monk & Robot, #2. They visit several towns and villages, including Dex's family home.

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1/2024

A Psalm For The Wild-Built

Chambers, Becky
Monk and Robot, #1. I enjoyed this VERY much, and am already reading #2.

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1/2024

Record Of A Spaceborn Few

Chambers, Becky
Third and maybe last book in the Wayfarer series. Really good!!

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7/2019

The Galaxy, And The Ground Withing

Chambers, Becky
Final volume of the Wayfarer series. God Damn best book I've read in a long time! Not much space ship stuff, and only one human pops in near the end, but this is a story full of love. Which is something I'm not usually comfortable reading about. But I loved this!

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7/2021

The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet

Chambers, Becky
The adventures of the good ship Wayfarer and her crew. There is some funny stuff here, but every so often there is some seriously thought provoking stuff to think about. I am enjoying the series very much. This book is the first in a series of which the third book is a Hugo nominee for 2019.

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6/2019

The Big Sleep

Chandler, Raymond
Philip Marlowe, #1. The private detective get hired by some rich guy to deal with a blackmail attempt. Of course, things get complicated.

Quote:

"Thanks lady. You're no English muffin yourself."

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12/2023

The Little Sister

Chandler, Raymond
Some cute little woman/girl from Kansas or Oklahoma or somewhere out there comes into Marlowe's office and asks him to find her brother who isn't sending any more letters home.

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So I kissed her. It was either that or slug her.

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"...I am not one of these synthetic blondes with a skin you could strike matches on. These ex-laundresses with large boney hands and sharp knees and unsuccessful breasts.

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1/2024

The Long Goodbye

Chandler, Raymond
Marlowe meets some guy who eventually dies, or doesn't, and another guy who definitely dies. And some women, two of who die, and one who doesn't. Somewhat confusing, couldn't keep the women straight. I think two of them were sisters. Not sure. Good read!

Quote:

A slice of spumoni wouldn't have melted on her now.

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1/2024

Miss Morgan's Book Brigade

Charles, Janet Skeslien
Excellent story, I liked it very much. A fictional biography, a woman librarian goes to France during WWI to start a library.

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According to the Archivist, the staff remains scarred from the Great Breakup of 1984, when two librarians dated, eloped, and divorced, then demanded coworkers take sides. Factions were created, war ensued.

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5/2024

The Paris Library

Charles, Janet Skeslien
Really good story of the American Library in Paris during World War II intertwined with events in the life of a girl growing up in small town Montana during the 1980s. I enjoyed it very much.

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7/2021
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