Agent Running in the Field – John le Carré

This is the fourth of my Cyprus crime/thriller reads. Previous installments were: The Winner by David Baldacci, Camino Island by John Grisham, and Run Away by Harlan Coben. So far Grisham and Coben came out as equals. But let’s be honest John le Carré is in a class of his own. I read his Tinker, …

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Machines Like Me – Ian McEwan

I generally like books by Ian McEwan, so far I read a few, you can find links to reviews at the bottom of this post (yes, I am trying to convince you to keep reading). I've had some mixed thoughts on some fo them, but I think this one annoyed me the most so far. …

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Books for the Lockdown – Death, Dying and Grieving

Welcome to week four, you can find links to the previous three posts at the bottom. We continue on the emotional merry-go-round. Last week focused on the wise and calming books, so this week we’re turning to darker topics. Books about death, dying and grieving. Surprisingly some of them actually offer a lot of consolation …

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The Day of the Triffids – John Wyndham – Quotes

For food was then our most pressing problem, and the progress of the regeneration schemes, and the advance of the cultivation lines on the maps, was followed with almost as much attention as an earlier generation had paid to battle fronts. In temperate countries, where man had succeeded in putting most forms of nature save …

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The Geography of Bliss – Eric Weiner – Quotes

Some people acquire the travel bug. Others are born with it. My affliction, if that’s what it is, went into remission for many years following my aborted expedition with Drew. It resurfaced after college with renewed fury. I desperately wanted to see the world, preferably on someone else’s dime. But how? I had no marketable …

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