Set in Darkness – Ian Rankin

I continue to read my DI Rebus novels in random order. This time we land in episode eleven. You can find links to my reviews of other books in the series at the bottom of this post. This time DI Rebus has been assigned as police liaison to the Scottish Parliament that is just about …

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The Summer Book – Tove Jansson

I don't think I ever read the Moomins, when I was a child we already had the cartoon, and this is what shaped my relationship with the Moomin world. And a very rich world it was if after almost 30 years I still reference its inhabitants when describing some people. I had The Summer Book …

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Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore – Matthew Sullivan

I bought this book at the Tattered Cover bookstore, during my visit to Denver, which is very fitting as its author worked there for w while. While I was there, I tried to buy books by local authors and clearly, I succeeded. It is partially a book about a bookstore, which is what caught my eye, …

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When I Hit You: Or the Portrait of a Writer as a Young Wife – Meena Kandasamy

It is not a pleasant book, it could not be given that the subject here is the first-person account of home abuse. Our narrator is a writer and a young wife when we first hear her voice she actually is no longer a wife. The first time she speaks to us is to reclaim her …

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