Monthly Archives: January 2016

I Spell My Name Danger

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett has long been one of my favorite movies. The novel by the same name is one of the Top 150 Novels of the 20th century. This book reads almost verbatim to the movie and … Continue reading

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Oh Nicky

For years, I have been a fan of The Thin Man movies which led me to the decision to read the original Thin Man book by Dashiell Hammett. As many of my readers know, I enjoy reading books which were … Continue reading

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Hard Knocks

Thirteen Ways of Looking is a new short story collection by Colum McCann. Oh how I love the way this author has of expressing his thoughts on life. The first story in the book it’s about a retired Jewish judge … Continue reading

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Serendipity

Love in Lower – Case by Francesc Miralles is a fictional novel written by an author who was born in Barcelona. It has been translated into 20 languages. After reading it, I understand why it is so popular. As the … Continue reading

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A Fish Out of Water

The Expatriates by Janice Y.K. Lee is a recently released novel about a group of Americans living and working in Hong Kong. The story centers on several characters who are trying to familiarize themselves with a foreign country and new … Continue reading

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Children Will Listen

God Help the Child is Toni Morrison’s most recent novel. Ever since I read Song of Solomon in college, Morrison has been an author whose work I highly admire. This novel is hard and raw and truthful in so many … Continue reading

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Secret Regrets

Hemingway in Love: His Own Story by A.E. Hotchner is a revealing story told by one of Hemingway’s close friends. According to the author, out of respect for Hemingway’s last wife Mary and others who were still living, he delayed … Continue reading

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