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The Two Minute Rule

Crais, Robert
You only got two minutes to get out of the bank if you are robbing it. Ex-con Max Holman learned that the hard way. Now his is trying to find out who murdered the policeman son he never knew. Very good.

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8/2010

The Watchman

Crais, Robert
Joe Pike protects a rich girl who some drug cartel guys are trying to kill. Fast moving story.

Words I Had To Look Up:

asanas (pg. 66) -- Any of various bodily positions assumed in yogic exercise.
roil (pg. 70) -- To move or proceed turbulently.

Comment:

On page 112 in paragrah 3 we learn that Joe drinks Arrowhead water, has an SOG knife, Zeiss binoculars, and a .25 Beretta. He grabs a box of hollowpoints for the .45 (a Kimber, BTW), too. But what BRAND of hollowpoints, sir, what BRAND!!!

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8/2010

Ruby Holler

Creech, Sharon
Twins Florida and Dallas are on "loan" from the abusive orphanage they have lived in most of their lives to an elderly couple who live in a secluded cabin in the forest. A charming heart-warming story with several interesting reveals.

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10/2011

The Great Unexpected

Creech, Sharon
Two orphan girls, Naomi and Lizzie meet some odd people. Generally pretty good, and interesting, but I was a bit confused in the final chapters. Of note also, the chapters are very short. Good for my short attention span!

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11/2012

Walk Two Moons

Creech, Sharon
Salamanca misses her mother, who left them to find herself. Impressive weeps at the end.

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4/2012

A Heart For Any Fate

Crew, Linda
A semi-fictional account of a non-fictional journey on the Oregon Trail. Very good story!

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8/2019

Brides of Eden

Crew, Linda
A cult started a man who calls himself Joshua seduces women and young girls in 1903 Oregon. Based on true stuff.

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11/2009

Airframe

Crichton, Michael
This was pretty good. Lots of technical stuff! I think he is WRONG about power steering on automobiles, though! Stayed up till 1 A.M. finishing it!

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11/1998

Crisis

Crichton, Michael
Jack Stapleton get engaged, helps his estranged sisters husband who is accused of medical malpractice, and DISCOVERS A BIG SECRET, as do we all, except we do not learn the motivation, otherwise a pretty fast read, did the four hundred some pages in less than 24 hours! I rock!

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12/2006

Disclosure

Crichton, Michael
Sexual harrasment in Seattle computer company. Very good.

QUOTE:

"...And what's that terrible smell?" "I know," Cherry threw up his hands. "I ask the boys to wash every day, but what can I say. They're programmers. No better than dogs."

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2/2001

Next

Crichton, Michael
What I like about Crichton is: things move right along! Novel of effects of genetic manipulations on society. My favorite charactors were Gerard and Dave.

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4/2007

Prey

Crichton, Michael
When nanotech flying cameras go bad. A real page-turner.

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11/2003

Sphere

Crichton, Michael
Scientists go down into the ocean to investigate a spacecraft with a SPHERE in it. Story did't move me.

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2/2001

The Great Train Robbery

Crichton, Michael
I really enjoyed reading this book about a train robbery in Victorian England. Crichton explains what was going on in society to give you background to the crime in a non- threatening way.

SMOKE QUOTE:

"You might have inquired before lighting your diabolical contraption," Fowler said, with the girl leaning against him, weak-kneed, so that much of her bosom pressed against his chest.

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11/1999

Timeline

Crichton, Michael
Travel back to medieval times to rescue some other guys. Interesting story, sure does a lot of research. Liked Card's time travel story better.

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1/2001

When Old Men Die

Crider, Bill
P.I. Truman Smith looks for a homeless guy who is missing. Takes place in Galveston.

QUOTE:

..."Lots of mashed cats, man." pg. 14

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12/2001

Crime novels : American Noir of the 1950s

Crime, Title
Five stories crime: The Killer Inside Me, by Jim Thompson; The Talented Mr. Ripley, by Patricia Highsmith; Pick-Up, by Charles Willeford; Down There, by David Goodis, and The Real Cool Killers, by Chester Himes. I used Mr. Ripley in separate entry, but I finally finished the whole 892 page book. Which is set in 10 point Linotron Galliard. The paper is Ecusta Nyalite. And lite it is! Way too thin. And 10 points is way too small!! The stories are ok, except for Mr. Ripley, but I am not excited by them. Maybe I\'m just not a noir kind of guy.

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6/2007

Cheap Shot

Cronley, Jay
A happless gang tries to rob a museum. Very Westlakeish.

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1/2005

Funny Farm

Cronley, Jay
Man moves to the country to write a novel. Chevy Chase movie. 2005

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1/2005

Bordersnakes

Crumley, James
If you like alcohol drinking, drug using, cussing and people getting beat up...by the HEROES, you'll like this book. Now I gotta read the rest of them!

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7/1998
20 books displayed
[Abadzis- Alcott] [Alcott- Anderson] [Andreae- Atkinson] [Atkinson- Ballard] [Balliett- Barnard] [Barnard- Barnhill] [Barr- Barr] [Barrows- Bear] [Bear- Beaton] [Beaton- Beattie] [Beattie, editor- Black] [Black- Block] [Block- Borchert] [Bosch- Brennert] [Brillant- Bryson] [Bryson- Bujold] [Bujold- Card] [Card- Card] [Card- Chabon] [Chabon- Clancy] [Clancy- Coakley] [Coben- Cole] [Cole- Collins] [Collins- Connelly] [Connelly- Cook] [Cook- Cornwell] [Cornwell- Crais] [Crais- Crumley] [Crumley- Cussler] [Cussler- David] [Davidson- Dickinson] [Dickinson- Dorsey] [Dorsey- Duane] [Duble- Elkins] [Elkins- Evanovich] [Evanovich- Fairstein] [Fairstein- Ferris] [Ferris- Flanagan] [Flanagan- Ford] [Forester- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Gaiman] [Gaiman- Gash] [Gash- Goldberg] [Goldberg- Grafton] [Grafton- Gratz] [Graves- Grennan] [Griffin- Grisham] [Grisham- Haldeman] [Haldeman- Hall] [Hallinan- Harte] [Hartwell- Heinlein] [Heinlein- Heller] [Heller- Henry] [Hepler- Hess] [Hess- Hiaasen] [Hiaasen- Hobb] [Hobb- Horowitz] [Horowitz- Hyman] [Ibbotson- Jocelyn] [Johansen- Kaminsky] [Kaminsky- Kelley] [Kellog- Kienzle] [King- Klise] [Klise- Krueger] [Kurland- Larsson] [Lasky- Lee] [Lee- Lescroart] [Lescroart- Little] [Little- Lowry] [Lu- Macleod] [Macleod- Marcinko] [Marcinko- Mass] [Mass- McBain] [McBain- McCrumb] [McCrumb- McNab] [McNally- Mikaelsen] [Miles- Moore] [Moore- Mullane] [Muller- Nimmo] [Nimmo- O'Brian] [O'Brian- O'Brian] [O'Brien- Owens] [Palacio- Park] [Park- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Paulsen] [Paulsen- Peck] [Peck- Pfeffer] [Pfeffer- Posey] [Powell- Prager] [Pratchett- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pronzini] [Pronzini- Pynchon] [Pynchon- Reeves] [Rehder- Riordan] [Riordan- Rose] [Rose- Russell] [Russell- Savage] [Savin- Schmatz] [Schmidt- Scottoline] [Scottoline- Setterfield] [Shaffer- Shute] [Sijie- Smith] [Smith- Spinelli] [Spinelli- Steinberg] [Steinhauer- Stross] [Stross- Swee] [Sweeney- Tepper] [Thompson- Turtledove] [Turtledove- Van Draanen] [Van Draanen- Veglahn] [Villasenor- Webster] [Weeks- Westlake] [Westlake- Wiles] [Wiles- Woodring] [Woodruff- Zevin] [Zimmerman- Zusak] 

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