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(Book Review) From the Stacks: A Little Yellow Dog by Walter Mosley

By Ian G. Wilson

I had never read a Walter Mosley book before I picked up A Little Yellow Dog. I had heard good things about Easy Rawlins, his sometime private eye, so I was not surprised to find myself deeply impressed by Mosley’s novel, the fifth in the series. 955 more words

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(Book Review) The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories by P. D. James

By Ian G. Wilson

For readers who feel a little intimidated by the length and complexity of the novels of P. D. James, my seasonal gift is… 1,029 more words

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(Book Review) The Painted Queen by Elizabeth Peters and Joan Hess

By Ian G. Wilson

When Elizabeth Peters died in 2013, she left behind an unfinished manuscript of one of her famous Amelia Peabody novels, titled… 1,308 more words

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(Book Review) Middlemarch by George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans)

By Lisa Folkmire

I was a freshman in college in when I was first introduced to Middlemarch. Not as a reading assignment, but as a book recommendation after a long discussion in a visiting professor’s office, circulating around titles like… 1,906 more words

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(Book Review) Cold Earth by Ann Cleeves

By Ian G. Wilson

Ann Cleeves’ seventh installment in her Shetland Islands series is a page turner. Some of you may be familiar with the television series, … 1,252 more words

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(Book Review) The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad

By Ian G. Wilson

When I hear the term “secret agent” I imagine a suave, good looking personage who wins at gambling and rolls their own cigarettes while sipping vodka martinis. 1,286 more words

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Gremlins in machina

We’ve probably all seen the film with the cute but remarkably troublesome Gremlins in it. We’ve probably also heard the phrase “gremlins in the machine.” Well, there is nothing cute or funny about having gremlins hit your tech while on a research trip. 643 more words

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