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The Clockwork Three

Kirby, Matthew J.
A busker, a maid, and an apprentice clockmaker join forces to help each other overcome their problems. Sort of steampunkish, what with the talking mechanical head and all. Good story!

Words I Had To Look Up:

carbuncle (pg. 29) -- A carbuncle is an archaic name given to any red cabochon cut gemstone. It's also a yucky skin infection!

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10/2010

Grandmaster

Klass, David
High school boy gets invited to a father-son chess tournament, to his surprise. Very enjoyable read.

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6/2014

Con Ed

Klein, Matthew
Kip Largo, ex-con/con man, has to run a con to save his son from a gambling debt. Pretty funny in parts, but the ending seems real noir, if I'm using the term correctly.

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8/2007

A Piece Of The World

Kline, Christina Baker
A fictional biography novel about Christina Olson, of "Christina's World". Really very good.

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2/2018

Regarding The Fountain

Klise, Kate
A middle school tries to buy a new drinking fountain. Very funny!

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9/2002

Regarding The Sink

Klise, Kate
Geyser Creek Middle School needs a new sink in the cafeteria. Read 4/2005

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4/2005

Trial By Journal

Klise, Kate
Lily is twelve years old and the first child to serve on a jury, and a murder trial, at that!

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10/2008

Orbit 21

Knight, Damon, ed.
Thirteen science fiction stories. Read 4/2005

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4/2005

Tomorrow and tomorrow

Knight, Damon, ed.
Ten science fiction stories by various authors. I really liked And Now The News by Theodore Sturgeon, and Gomez by C.M. Kornbluth. Old favorites they are. I did not care for Rogue Ship by A.E. Van Vogt or A Sign In Space by Italo Calvino.

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5/2007

Words I Had To Look Up:

Once again the bus hirpled off down the broken road (pg. 173) -- A Scottish word, to limp.

Quote:

The dream of time is the traitor, and we are all accomplices to the betrayal of ourselves. (pg. 185) Hobson's Choice, by Alfred Bester.

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10/2009

Toward Infinity

Knight, Damon, ed.
A collection of classic science fiction stories. Read 4/2005

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4/2005

The Unincorporated Man

Kollin, Dani
Co-author Eytan Kollin. Man from four hundred years in the past is awakened in a world where there are no taxes, but people and corporations (and the government) own shares in each person. Better than I expected. Best guffaw was the "refrigerator" incident.

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4/2012

About The B'nai Bagels

Konigsburg, E. L.
Mark's mom takes over management of a Little League team. Pretty good.

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12/2008

Father's Arcane Daughter

Konigsburg, E. L.
Girl kidnapped 17 years before returns to family. Brother and sister deal with her return. Told in a flashback style. Probably a surprise ending if one hadn't read the last few pages first...

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3/2004

Fuzzy Navel

Konrath, J. A.
In book five of the series we find Jack once again under fire, not only from her nemesis, but some wanna-be military types. Quite violent, also funny.

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5/2017

Rusty Nail

Konrath, J. A.
Book three in the Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels series, first one I've read. Pretty bloody. The story moves right along. Too many brand names mentioned. Jack doesn't seem to ever have a flashlight to hand when she needs one. Maybe she ought to checkout reddit.com/r/flashlight?

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5/2017

No More Dead Dogs

Korman, Gordon
A middle school football player is fed up with books in which the dog dies. I know how he feels! Not exactly what I expected, but rather humorous.

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12/2003

Schooled

Korman, Gordon
Cap, an home-schooled boy from a former hippie commune, is forced to attend eighth grade when his grandmother breaks her hip.

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2/2008

Swindle

Korman, Gordon
A boy finds a rare baseball card and is ripped off by a dealer. By about $ 980,000!! Boy recruits friends to get card back. Chaos happens.

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2/2012

Quote:

"It says their sirens are one hundred and seventy-five decibels louder than revving jet engines." (pg. 106) -- Gosh, that is roughly the sound level of the Tunguska Meteor hit, and more than an atomic bomb explosion!

Zoobreak

Korman, Gordon
The gang rescues animals from a private zoo on a paddle-wheel boat. Then things go wrong...

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2/2012

Trial By Ice: A Photobiography Of Sir Ernest Shackleton

Kostyal, K. M.
Great pictures, very interesting.

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10/2000
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