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An Officer and a Spy - Robert Harris

I was interested in this because it was historical fiction.

Stats: Audio – 16′, 13 discs. Narrator David Rintoul, print

Blurb: (Goodreads) Paris in 1895. 390 more words


Flash Reviews #4

Sometimes “I like” and “I don’t like” suffice.

Short and (relatively) concise reviews. I aim for under 100 words, but I occasionally tend to ramble. 609 more words

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Fatherland - Robert Harris (1992)

Fatherland  is a murder investigation/thriller. It is set in the run up to Adolf Hitler’s 75th birthday and imagines a world where the Nazis won the second world war. 167 more words


The Silence of the Lambs - Thomas Harris (1988)

At breakfast, one of her classmates, a young man who wore a lot of Canoe aftershave, had referred to Starling as “Melvin Pelvis,” a stupid play on the name of Melvin Purvis, Hoover’s number one Gman in the thirties. 57 more words

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Does History Matter?

It’s easy in this election season to feel that “Things have never been this bad.” Old fogies might say, “This isn’t as bad it was back in ______! 225 more words


This Is My Second Post That Mentions Hitler... (This Isn't Going Well)


My last post was about all the terrible reasons why I’ll pass over one book for another. What made me think about that in the first place was the novel Fatherland by Robert Harris. 661 more words



In the last book in Robert Harris’ Ancient Rome Trilogy, Dictator, captures the House of Cards that was Rome in the period beginning in the last half of 1 BC. 286 more words

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