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27 new reviews were recently posted to MostlyFiction.com. Click on the book cover to read the review; click on reviewer's name to learn more about the reviewer.
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Two-time Booker Prize winner Peter Carey writes a dazzling send-up of the art world.
Explores the disastrous consequences that occur when an elderly widower living in the suburbs of Britain marries an exploitive Ukrainian woman.
A comic mystery that introduces an intriguing hero, Tommy Akhtar, a Ugandan-Indian London PI, whose résumé includes a stint with the mujahideen in Afghanistan. When a hooker hires Akhtar to find a missing friend and colleague, he gets caught up in a larger drama involving a murdered MP and the murky doings of terrorists and various intelligence agencies...
An imagined reconstruction of the life of Henry James and why he aspired to be a playwright.
Narrator Eva Tyne becomes obsessed with a rare violin of dubious provenance in this psychological suspense who-dunnit.
Seven year-old Henry Day runs away from home one sunny summer afternoon and into the nearby woods, falls asleep and wakes to the changeling world of European folklore.
A gritty noir about an ex-con just out of prison with one last job, that is bound to go wrong.
A one-night stands turns into a long-distance relationship in this unnusual debut, which PW calls "a rare hybrid: the page-turner prose poem."
Short story collection that covers a range of themes that focus on relationships and include aspects of loss, grief, and disappointing love affairs.
The unnamed speaker has been working for seven years as a "shoe tester," a man who walks around Frankfort testing shoes, which gives him ample opportunity to muse about his life.
Letters from seventeen different men to the women who have dominated their lives. As each man reminisces about his life and relationship with this lover, he reveals the circumstances of the inevitable breakup and how the broken relationship has haunted him for years ever after.
Veteran war correspondent Anderson sets his second novel amidst the U.S. diplomatic community in a small fictional quasi-Arab backwater, circa 1983.
This long running British series features an unnusual cop duo -- Iles, a borderline psychotic Assistant Chief Constable and the sardonic Detective Chief Superintendent Harpur, who must control Iles and keep crime in check.
Sharon McCone takes on a cold case for a friend whose mother suddenly disappeared 22 years earlier and her body was never found.
First in a triology about the epic adventures of the Knights Templar; historical fiction about knighthood, royalty and Christianity in the years before the Last Crusade.
Amanda Jaffe, Oregon defense attorney, is defending a homeless man accused of murder, while her father, Frank, is representing a mobster on a similar charge. Although both men profess their innocence, the forensic evidence says otherwise. When Amanda starts examining the evidence in these two unconnected cases, she finds a frightening common denominator.
San Francisco cop Kate Martinelli investigates the death of a well expert on Sherlock Holmes and his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Set in Washington, D.C. area, partners Detective Sergeant Darius Train and his partner Jack Cassian investigate the torture/murder of a 36-year old Washington Post reporter Elizabeth Creay.
Cross-generational story OF three Native American women in Montana who must come to grips with the past. This was the author's first novel.
Written ten years after A YELLOW RAFT IN BLUE WATER it covers the covers the five generation beginnig with Rose Mannion, an immigrant from Ireland, and ending with Rayona Taylor of the first.
In the small town of Killdeer, New York, a local hermit named Skirt Man is found burned to death in his living room. Some think it was spontaneous combustion, but the state trooper regards it as homocide. Author Shelly Reuben brings her experience as a professional fire investigator to the plot.
A fast-paced plot that provides fascinating and easily understood explanations of the awesome questions being asked in physics.
Debut novel to feature Chief of Police Kevin Kearnes set on the Oregon coast. The author is writing from personal experience -- he is also the Chief of Police in Oregon.
During the late 1800s two unique events were taking place in the American West. The British were deep in the throes of the Boer War and were coming to the U.S. to purchase horses for their military campaigns. And, Chinese women were being kidnapped from the West Coast and brought to the interior west to serve as prostitutes. This is story of both of these historical facts.
Originally published in 1955, this masterpiece vividly portrays rural Mexico at the beginning of the 20th century. It is this novel that inspired Gabriel Garcia Marquez's use of magial realism in ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE.
Speaking of GGM; this novel is about love in difficult times, through social change and political change, through betrayal and bold declarations. It is witty and hilarious.
This is an epic story (a seemingly formidable but ultimately very satisfying 645 pages) told largely by the youngest son, Kincade, about a strange and exuberant household with two gods: fundamentalist Christianity and baseball.
I think this is a great update -- lots of humor in many of the books, some experimental fiction as well as some traditional style mysteries / thrillers. We have reviewed new books, new authors and some not so recently released books that are just too good to not recommend. Unless you are looking for non-fiction, I think there is a book in this update with your name on it.
I apologize that MostlyFiction.com has gone so long without an update. I knew it was going to be a tough summer keeping up with the site because of my job and the fact that it's harder to sit at the computer when the weather is nice. But I wasn't prepared for some of the very sad unplanned distractions that occured in my personal life. Well summer is about over and now I'm ready to settle back in to concentrating on this site. Well, that is, until the next distraction...
Please note the new look of our home page -- makes this page redundant, though I will maintain it so that I have a record of the update!
Another change to the site, is that all links to Amazon.com should open faster since I decided to link to an abbreviated page. Once you have landed on this page, you can click for the READ MORE button to get to the detail page, if you want more reviews.
Next step is to update the paperback section... Stay tuned.