Monthly Archives: July 2012

Still Missing – Chevy Stevens

I’m not a fan of scary thrillers but I do like a whodunnit so this book got better for me as I got to the second half. It’s about a realtor who gets abducted, and the first half is all … Continue reading

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God is not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything – Christopher Hitchens

I read this book some years ago, when I lived in the UK, there it is published under the more moderate title of God Is Not Great: The Case Against Religion. I find the idea that religion poisons everything a … Continue reading

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Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins – book review Katniss has been lifted out of the Quarter Quell and dropped into a country in the midst of rebellion.  She is reunited with her loved ones from District 12, but, in the case … Continue reading

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Man Booker Prize 2012 Longlist in Sin City

Man Booker Prize 2012 Longlist in Sin City In previous years I have made an effort to read all the books on the Man Booker Prize shortlist. Back then, I was living in England, and the library had all the books … Continue reading

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Tyrannosaur – movie review

Tyrannosaur – 2011 – movie review A grim and  harrowing drama in the style of Ken Loach or Mike Leigh. The story begins with Joseph, played by Peter Mullan, who I loved in My Name is Joe, but I also … Continue reading

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God Is Not Great – book group discussion questions

God Is Not Great – How Religion Poisons Everything – by Christopher Hitchens At tonight’s meeting of the Las Vegas Non-Fiction Book Group we will be discussing “God is not Great”, a book I have read once some years ago … Continue reading

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The Art of Racing in the Rain – Garth Stein

The Art of Racing in the Rain – Garth Stein – book review This book is about a man and his best friend, his dog. It is narrated by Enzo, a particularly intelligent dog who likes to watch TV. I … Continue reading

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