Author Archives: Dove

Thoughts: Live By Night, by Dennis Lehane

After The Exorcist, my TBR decided I was in need of a good gangster romp. And boy, was I! The main thing about Live By Night is that it’s cool in every way you want a gangster novel to be … Continue reading

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Thoughts: The Exorcist, by William Peter Blatty

I have seen the film of The Exorcist, in the way that a lot of almost-teenage girls did – from behind a sofa. I was kind of dreading this one.

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Thoughts: Jackself, by Jacob Polley

I finished this book a little while ago, but honestly it’s been too hot to think about anything in an intelligent way until around now. And I can’t vouch much for now. It doesn’t help that this is a book … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Hidden Figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly

This should give you an idea of how far behind I am. I almost felt a bit bad reading this one now, because the triumph of the story of how black female mathematicians were part of history all along actually … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Gifts of the Crow, by John Marzluff and Tony Angell

Another top notch non-fiction recommendation by the kind soul who recommended Your Inner Fish, Why The West Rules – For Now, and The Mismeasure of Man, and she continues to hit it out of the park, as the Yanks would … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Solar Bones, by Mike McCormack

As 2017 started, I decided that I clearly wasn’t adding enough books to my TBR and added one more condition to the existing conditions of “one book by writers whose obituaries you come across when timewasting in the Guardian” and … Continue reading

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Thoughts: G, by John Berger

I have finally made it into the 2017 part of my TBR list! Yay! So this was kind of a weird one. All the reviews I saw on Goodreads were either very highly rated or very low rated, but my … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Postcards from the Edge, by Carrie Fisher

If you aren’t sick of me saying “Wow, this book everyone says is great turns out to be great!” then you are in luck! I always approach novels by people whose names I know from other spheres with some trepidation, … Continue reading

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Thoughts: The Plague Dogs, by Richard Adams

Yeah, I did this to myself. When Richard Adams died, I wanted to put one of his books on my list. I read Watership Down as a teen, and though it was all about nature being hard there was a … Continue reading

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Thoughts: To Sir, With Love, by E. R. Braithwaite

Yep, another book with a film based on it that I haven’t seen. I really want to see this one though. It seems to have been a little bit forgotten – I put it on the list when Braithwaite died … Continue reading

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