Author Archives: Wazeau

Birds of a Lesser Paradise by Megan Mayhew Bergman

This wonderful collection of short stories is full of astonishing, intricate, and compelling portraits of women and the animals, men, and family history that round out their worlds.  I found it very affecting and some of these women will be … Continue reading

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City of Dragons by Robin Hobb

Volume Three of the Rain Wild Chronicles was pretty much on par with the first two in the series.  Not my favorite series (that would be the Farseer Trilogy) but I enjoy Robin Hobb’s worlds and will certainly read the … Continue reading

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11/22/63: A Novel By Stephen King

I have read Stephen King since ‘Salem’s Lot in 1978 (I had to backtrack for Carrie),  so saying I am a fan is an understatement.  His latest novel, 11/22/63, held my interest to the same degree as his first novel.  … Continue reading

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Abarat by Clive Barker

I have had Clive Barker’s Abarat series on my To Read list for the longest time but for one reason or another, never got around to starting it.  While it is probably blasphemous to read it on the Kindle rather than … Continue reading

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The City & The City by China Mieville

  Thank goodness for another highly creative, thought-provoking, fascinating, and infinitely readable novel by China Mieville. This is first and foremost a murder mystery.  But it is the setting, two cities, Besźe and Ul Qoma, co-existing in the same geographical … Continue reading

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Play With Fire and Blood Will Tell by Dana Stabenow

         Since they recently came out on Kindle, I’ve been buying and re-reading the earlier Kate Shugak novels by Dana Stabenow, one of my favorite writers. Play with Fire is a rather disturbing mixture of mushrooms, fire, and fanaticism.  This was the … Continue reading

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Houdini Heart by Ki Longfellow

Once I began reading this novel I could not put it down.  Ki Longfellow writes extremely well and the haunting tone with which the protagonist tells her story remained with me long after I finally finished.  A ghost story?  A … Continue reading

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