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Vietnam: Book I: I Pledge Allegiance

Lynch, Chris
Four school chums join different branches of the military during the Viet Nam war.

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3/2012

The Lies Of Locke Lamora

Lynch, Scott
An orphan gets sold to a fake religion. A really really good story, lots of cussing though.

Quote:

"Ila justicca vei cala," said Locke. -- pg. 457

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1/2017

The Republic Of Thieves

Lynch, Scott
Really good, lots of blood and cussing, still discordant. Really looking forward to the next one, if it ever gets published.

Quote:

"I keep asking myself," whispered Sabetha... "are we smarter than that woman's chicken?" -- pg 584

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2/2017

Tea With The Black Dragon

MacAvoy, R. A.
See a review at www.lostbooks.org

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2/2001

Free Fall In Crimson

MacDonald, John D.
Travis McGee EVENTUALLY ends up at a movie shoot and jumps out of a low-flying hot-air balloon.

Quote:

Maybe you got so you were enjoying the ennui."
"The what?"
"Ennui, you illiterate. That is the restless need for some kind of action without having the outlet for any action at all. It is like weltschmerz." (pg. 6)

Words I Had To Look Up:

the little white Prelude 3 System massager. (pg. 141) -- Well! That was interesting to research!

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8/2009

Sarah Plain and Tall

MacLachlan, Patricia
A short (50 page) charming story of two motherless children becoming acquainted with the woman who answered their father's ad for a wife. I got a totally incorrect impression of the story from The Simpson's short snark of it.

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2/2009

When Eight Bells Told

Maclean, Alistair
British secret agent Calvert solves the mystery of the disappearing ships. Good 60s secret agent stuff.

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12/2009

Prince Ombra

Macleish, Roderick
Scored this volume in a pile of books from the school office. Read it MANY years ago, read it again to see if it was as fabulous as I remembered. It is!!

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6/2011

Something in the water

Macleod, Charlotte
Professor Shandy travels to Maine to check out some lupines, finds murder. An exquisitely charming mystery with lovely verbal bandinage. One tear at the end.

Words I Had To Look Up::


QUODAM -- Belonging to some prior time. (pg. 1)
PANICLES -- A branched cluster of flowers in which the branches are racemes. (pg. 2)
KIND OF A TAKING -- Agitation; excitement; distress of mind. (pg. 16)
DIVERS -- Various; several; sundry. (pg. 21)
MATUTINAL -- Of, relating to, or occurring in the morning; early. (pg. 30)
WELKIN -- 1. The vault of heaven; the sky. 2. The upper air. (pg. 30)
MONEY CAT -- An Asian Leopard cat, because its spots look like Chinese coins. (pg. 40)
SILVICULTURE -- The care and cultivation of forest trees; forestry. (pg. 41)
PANTHER WOMEN -- A Wodehouse reference. (pg. 67)
FRIED CLAM TACOS -- Available at Dos Locos in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. (pg. 68)
DOYENNE -- A woman who is the eldest or senior member of a group. (pg. 68)
PERSIFLAGE -- 1. Light good-natured talk; banter. 2. Light or frivolous manner of discussing a subject. (pg. 83)
MAGNILOQUENT -- Lofty and extravagant in speech; grandiloquent. (pg. 97)
OBSEQUIES -- A funeral rite or ceremony. Often used in the plural. (pg. 104)
CONTUMACIOUS -- Obstinately disobedient or rebellious; insubordinate. (pg. 109)
PREPRANDIAL -- Before a meal, especially dinner: (pg. 110)
WITHAL -- 1. In addition; besides. .... Archaic With. Used after its object at the end of a sentence or clause.(pg. 136)
BESOM -- 1. A bundle of twigs attached to a handle and used as a broom. (pg. 154)
MAKE OLD BONES -- To reach a great age. (pg. 205)

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8/2006

The Balloon Man

Macleod, Charlotte
Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn host a wedding and a hot-air balloon drops in!

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5/2000

The Grub And Stakers House A Haunt

Macleod, Charlotte
A ghost come and tells of a treasure to find.

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12/2000

Learning the world

Macleod, Ken
A generation starship gets to its destination, finds its already inhabited. Interesting story. One would have thought 10,000 years in the future a replacement for the f word would have been found, though.

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4/2006

A Comedy Of Heirs

MacPherson, Rett
Torie O'Shea investigates a murder concealed by her family.

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12/2000

A Veiled Antiquity

MacPherson, Rett
Torie O'Shea deals with old documents, family trees, and a French connection.

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12/2000

Wheels Of Change

Macy, Sue
How Women Rode The Bicycle To Freedom. A history of women on bicycles, with many great images.

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4/2012

Heft on wheels

Magnuson, Mike
Fat professor guy loses weight, stops drinking, quits smoking, becomes local hot bicycle rider. Mostly a pretty good book, might read it again.

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2/2007

After Alice

Maguire, Gregory
Friend Ada goes down the rabbit hole after Alice. Hard to read, but interesting anyway. Spent a LOT of time looking up words!

Quote: Oh well. Marmalade has to make its way in life, like the rest of us, she thought. -- pg. 24

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7/2016

Confessions of an ugly stepsister

Maguire, Gregory
Retake on the Cinderella tale. Surprise twist at end, at least I was surprised. A slow-moving story, but interesting.

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8/2005

Lost

Maguire, Gregory
Confusing story of Winifred Rudge who stops off in London at her cousin's place, run into...ghosts, maybe? It is all cleared up, finally, in a pretty good story. But it was a rough go, for me, for quite a while.

Quote::

...to claim any truck with ghosts. -- pg. 245 - I thought I was the only person who used that word!

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4/2018

What The Dickens

Maguire, Gregory
An orphan tooth fairy finds his way the world, while three children and their cousin wait out a MOBY storm for news of their parents.

Is it a sign of a good book when you want to read more? Or is it better to have a satisfying conclusion?

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3/2011
20 books displayed
[Abadzis- Alcott] [Alcott- Anderson] [Andreae- Atkinson] [Atkinson- Balliett] [Balliett- Barnard] [Barnard- Barr] [Barr- Barrows] [Barry- Bear] [Bear- Beaton] [Beaton- Beattie, editor] [Beck- Black] [Black- Block] [Block- Bosch] [Bosch- Brillant] [Brin- Bryson] [Bryson- Bujold] [Bujold- Card] [Card- Card] [Card- Chabon] [Chainani- Clancy] [Clancy- Coben] [Coben- Colfer] [Colfer- Collins] [Collins- Connelly] [Connelly- Cook] [Cook- Cornwell] [Cornwell- Creech] [Creech- Crusie] [Crusie- Cussler] [Cussler- Davies] [Davis- Dilloway] [Dilloway- Dorsey] [Dowd- Dunning] [DuPrau- Elkins] [Ellms- Evanovich] [Evanovich- Fairstein] [Fairstein- Finnin] [Fisher Smith- Fleischman] [Fleischman- Foster] [Foster- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Freedman] [Freedman- Gaiman] [Gaiman- George] [Gerber- Gores] [Gores- Granger] [Granger- Greenberg] [Greenfield- Grimes] [Grimes- Haddix] [Haddix- Hall] [Hall- Hallinan] [Hallinan- Hautman] [Hautman- Heinlein] [Heinlein- Heller] [Heller- Herrera] [Herriot- Hiaasen] [Hiaasen- Hillerman] [Hillerman- Hobbs] [Hochschild- Hudgens] [Hudson- Jacobs] [James- Jones] [Jones- Kaminsky] [Kaminsky- Key] [Khoury- King-Smith] [Kingsbury- Konrath] [Konrath- Lampman] [Lampman- Lawrence] [Lawrence- Leonard] [Leonard- Lewis] [Lewis- Louv] [Lovelace- Lutz] [Lynch- Maguire] [Maguire- Martin] [Martin- Matas] [Matthews- McCall Smith] [McCall Smith- McCrumb] [McCullers- Meluch] [Meluch- Montgomery] [Moody- Morrison] [Mortimer- Napoli] [Napoli- Northcutt] [Norton- O'Brian] [O'Brian- O'Faolain] [O'Nan- Paretsky] [Paretsky- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Patterson] [Patterson- Paulsen] [Paulsen- Perez-Reverte] [Perkins- Pohl] [Pohl- Poyer] [Poyer- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pratchett] [Prineas- Pullman] [Pullman- Reedy] [Reeve- Richardson] [Richter- Robinson] [Robinson- Rowling] [Rubens- Saberhage] [Saberhagen- Scalzi] [Scalzi- Scithers] [Scott- Scottoline] [Scottoline- Sherlock] [Shields- Sleator] [Sloan- Soto] [Soto- Stark] [Stark- Stewart] [Stewart- Stroud] [Stroud- Taylor] [Taylor- Turner] [Turner- Vachss] [Vachss- Vanderpool] [Varley- Watkins] [Watson- Westlake] [Westlake- Wibberly] [Wiles- Wolff] [Wollheim- Zahn] [Zahn- Zusak] 

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