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A Rag, A Bone And A Hank Of Hair

Gash, Jonathan
Lovejoy restores a gentlemen to his rightfull inheritance and exacts revenge on the bad guy.

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5/2003

Possessions Of A Lady

Gash, Jonathan
A Lovejoy mystery. Another narking confusing bloody mystery! Yer daft cow, why not include a list of characters, eh? Love these books, loved the TV series too!

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2/1999

Ten Word Game

Gash, Jonathan
Lovejoy finds himself shanghaied, more or less, onto a cruise ship heading to St. Petersburg. A bit confusing in parts, but lovely language and interesting antiques keeps the interest up.

Words I Had To Look Up:

Belle's serdab (pg. 161) -- A secret chamber in an ancient Eygptian tomb. In this case, Belle's garden shed love nest.
camarilla (pg. 216) -- A group of secret or confidential advisers.
elide (pg. 247) -- To omit or slur over.
parilka (pg. 261) -- A Russian steam room or sauna, with a cold plunge pool, part of a banya.

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7/2010

The Grace In Older Women

Gash, Jonathan
Antiques dealer Lovejoy gets involved the Cause's fundraiser.

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9/1998

The Great California Game

Gash, Jonathan
Lovejoy ends up in New York after his Hong Kong adventure. Then on to California. He seems a bit bedazzled by American food and slang.

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1/2011

Mr. Commitment

Gayle, Mike
Duffy is a late twenties Brit dealing with a relationship. Very good, funny.

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8/2001

Fore-Play!

Geist, Bill
Bill goes golfing.

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8/2001

The Big Five-Oh!

Geist, Bill
Geist's take on turning fifty. Some funny, a few poignant, some boring, some cursing involved here.

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7/2001

Tuesdays At The Castle

George, Jessica Day
Princess Celie lives with her family in a castle that seems almost alive, adding rooms to itself at a whim, or maybe to a purpose. Very enjoyable adventure!

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8/2014

The Chronicles Of Blarnia

Gerber, Michael
"Hither come and suck a pipe, Turn thy brain to cheese and tripe!" Whoops, wrong book. I borrowed the book from someone who had purchased it for a particular reason, but it turned out they did not need it for that reason, but I wanted to read it. It was no Bored Of The Rings, but it was OK.

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1/2018

Charms For The Easy Life

Gibbons, Kaye
Story of three women in North Carolina before and during WWII. One of the best books I've ever read.

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7/2016

Idoru

Gibson, William
Fourteen-year-old Chia goes to Japan to find out the truth about her idol, the singer Rez, who plans to marry a cyber person. Interesting story. .

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3/2003

Neuromancer

Gibson, William
Cyberpunk Case meets enhanced chick Molly, attached A.I. computer on corporate space station. Very cool!

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1/2006

A Tale Dark & Grimm

Gidwitz, Adam
OMG, I bought this for my little niece, who was perfectly normal, and now she is scared of the dark, and what's under the bed, and books. It's all YOUR fault, Mr. Gidwitz!! Not really. I enjoyed this very much!

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10/2012

The Inquisitor's Tale

Gidwitz, Adam
A Canterbury Tale's sort of thing, I think, not that I've read that. It kept my interest, with an especially good ending. A couple of the characters don't seem to act like their Wikipedia articles, but a good story none the less. And very attractively packaged, too.

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12/2016

Pictures Of Hollis Woods

Giff, Patricia Reilly
Hollis tends to run away from foster homes. Hard to read the last two chapters with my eyes so wet.

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11/2007

The Joy Of Geocaching

Gillin, Paul
Co-author Dana Gillin. This husband and wife team of geocachers have written a very enjoyable guide to the game. Game?? It's no game, sir!

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2/2013

Outliers

Gladwell, Malcolm
Discussions of how successful people (and businesses) may happen. Or not happen. I was particularly taken with the Christopher Langan chapter. Some writers have issues with the author's methods, but It makes one think about things one may have not thought about before. Whew!

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4/2011

What The Dog Saw And Other Adventures

Gladwell, Malcolm
Lots of interesting stuff about pit bulls, mammography, Veg-A-Matics, Enron, and first impressions. And other stuff.

Words I Had To Look Up:

flibbertigibbet (pg. 600) -- A Middle English word referring to a flighty or whimsical person. A word not used often enough!

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10/2010

Snitch Jacket

Goffard, Christopher
Suckered in the title, and then the jacket, with its threatening hairy 'Nam vet grasping a bottle of brew. Interesting story, lots of cursing, laugh out loud funny in parts, but over all a sad story, with a downer ending. But a nice sendup of Burning Man.

Words I Had To Look Up:

studies in American Toughguy manqué (pg. 158) -- Unfulfilled or frustrated in realizing an ambition.
Snopes Cow (pg. 180) -- Some sort of weird Faulkner reference. See, this is why this book is good, now I gotta read Faulkner!

Smoke Quote:

He carried a BIC lighter in his sweaty palm, like s sick man with his hand on the call nurse's button. (pg. 16)

Bike Quote:

The law requires you to ride right there on the blacktop... This I refuse to do... Still,when I saw screeching near-misses between cars and people stupid enough to pedal their $3,000, space-alloy machines in the 'bike lane' -- I call it the suicide lane -- I rooted instinctively for the car. (pg. 52)

Quote:

'Where You Can Be An Individual!'™ (pg. 191)

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7/2009
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[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- Cline] [Coakley- Cohen] [Cohen- Collins] [Collins- Connelly] [Connelly- Constantine] [Constantine- Cornwell] [Cornwell- Crais] [Crais- Crombie] [Cronley- Cussler] [Cussler- Dashner] [Dashner- DiCamillo] [Dick- Doohan] [Dorsey- Drake] [Draper- Elkins] [Elkins- Ephron] [Eszterhas- Fairstein] [Fairstein- Ferris] [Ferris- Flanagan] [Flanagan- Flynn] [Foer- Fox] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Funke] [Funke- Garrigue] [Gash- Goffard] [Going- Grafton] [Grafton- Grant] [Grant- Greenwald] [Greer- Grisham] [Grisham- Haddix] [Haddix- Hall] [Hall- Harris] [Harrison- Heinlein] [Heinlein- Heley] [Heley- Henry] [Henry- Hess] [Hess- Hiaasen] [Hiaasen- Hirsch] [Hitchcock- Holt] [Holt- Hulme] [Hunter- Jenkins] [Jennings- Kadohata] [Kaminsky- Kandel] [Karr- Kienzle] [Kienzle- Kinney] [Kirby- Kostyal] [Kowal- Larson] [Larson- Leckie] [Leckie- Leonard] [Leonard- Lewis] [Lichtman- Lowry] [Lowry- MacAvoy] [MacDonald- Manley] [Marcinko- Martini] [Martini- Mazer] [McBain- McCarthy] [McCaughrean- McDevitt] [McDonald- Meyer] [Meyer- Moody] [Moon- Mosley] [Mosley- Nicholson] [Nicholson- Norton] [Norton- O'Brian] [O'Brian- O'Rourke] [Oates- Paretsky] [Paretsky- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Patterson] [Patterson- Peacock] [Pears- Perry] [Perry- Pohl] [Pohl- Poyer] [Poyer- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pronzini] [Pronzini- Pullman] [Pullman- Reeve] [Reeve- Riggs] [Ringo- Robinson] [Rodman- Rucka] [Rucka- Sachar] [Sachar- Scalzi] [Scalzi- Scott] [Scott- Scottoline] [Sebold- Shields] [Shriver- Sloan] [Sloan- Soto] [Soto- Stark] [Stark- Stephenson] [Stern- Stroud] [Stroud- Tappy] [Tappyly- Townsend] [Tracy- Updale] [Urban- Vance] [Vance- Walter] [Wambaugh- Westerman] [Westerman- Westlake] [Westlake- Wodehouse] [Wodehouse- Yelchin] [Yep- Zusak] 

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