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Drive by James Sallis

Drive is the best movie I have seen in a long, long time. I loved it so much I watched it twice in a row. 601 more words

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The Big Clock by Kenneth Fearing

Journalist George Stroud is assigned to find a missing man.  The missing man is a suspect in the murder of a powerful magazine publisher’s mistress.  The missing man was the last person to see her alive.   535 more words

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Hard Rain Falling by Don Carpenter

The main character, Jack Leavitt, deserves no sympathy.  True, he was born into a terrible situation, orphaned by his mother who abandoned him to the state in secret just to keep his father from ever finding him.   473 more words

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In a Lonely Place by Dorothy B. Hughes

In 1947, an excellent thriller needed only four characters: two women, one a respectable policeman’s wife the other a woman of questionable character, and two men, one a police detective the other a serial killer.   1,240 more words

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The Mothers by Brit Bennett

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It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother’s recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor’s son. 325 more words

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The Handmaid's Tale in 2016

I recently read Margaret Atwood’s most famous novel, The Handmaid’s Tale. The dystopian plot is largely bleak and unhappy, but powerfully so. Atwood’s primary concern lies less in emotional or narrative descriptions and more in ideas and the psychology of power. 910 more words

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One Minute Book Review - Doc by Mary Doria Russell

I am generally not a reader of American fiction set in the Old West; however, this review of Doc piqued my interest. This is a thoroughly researched engaging novel where even the minor characters, most of whom are based on real people, are well drawn and multifaceted with small vignettes rounding out their characters. 166 more words

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