Reviews by mowjac
Chilling mystery
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Third in a the series of Lacey Flint police procedurals. Bolton's mysteries are often spooky, with an underlying uncanny element. Her first three books featured different characters before she started on this series with the young, rather damaged at this point Lacey Flint. This is a quick read, very gripping, and quite good and clever plot. Highly recommended.
Historical FIction
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An excellently written and harrowing tale of the friendship between two women during World War II. Gripping and at the same time, hard to read. I don't really understand why the publisher coded this YA fiction, it certainly has adult themes and is appopriate for any age. Like your female characters to be daring and capable? Get this book!
Page turner
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This was a fantastic gothic mystery about books. What could be better? Entertaining and tantiliizing, lots of fun. Great for fans of Kate Morton. Highly recommended.
Early Scandinavian mystery
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Probably published here now in the wake of popular Scandinavia authors (dates to the 1990s) this is a decent police procedural set in Goteburg Sweden. The translation feels stilted and thus rather formal. Fine as a time filler, but nothing special.
Geektastic
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Admit it. You're a geek. You love Star Trek or Star Wars or science fiction novels or Alien or Babylon 5. You reread The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings yearly. You've already bought the complete Harry Potter books for your 1 year old niece or nephew. You dream of going to ComicCon in San Diego. If this sounds like you, you will LOVE Paul. I cannot stop watching this film. Funny in that Simon Pegg way, it pokes loving, reverent fun at con-going geeks everywhere. When geeks meet a real live alien, they get more than they bargained for--including learning a little more about their own species. Very funny and heartwarming.