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She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders

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I found this book to be a little disconnected and overlong. It would have been improved, in my opinion, if the author had removed the sections talking about his experiences in bands and perhaps some of his own thoughts, and included more about the effects of his sex change on his wife's life.
Code 61

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This book was much more talky than Harstad's previous books, which I loved. On top of that, most of the talk was to pass on information about vampires. Looking forward to the next book.
The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel

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One of those books that makes you wish you could quit what you're supposed to be doing in the middle of the day and sneak back to bed to read! The protagonist is a member of a fictional Special Operations Team in a Britain that is dedicated to righting literary wrongs. In this case, "Hades" (the bad guy, duh!) is stealing characters from great novels. (Yep, this is science fiction, though of the very most readable sort.) Her father is/was a member of the "ChronoGuard," which is assigned to time warps and similar issues. I highly recommend reading this on the Kindle, which allows you to access the dictionary and Wikipedia immediately; any time you see a word that seems more complex than it needs to be, it's usually an in-joke and worth looking up. Go, read!
Lost in a Good Book: A Thursday Next Novel

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Enjoyable, but not as good as the first book. You definitely should read the first book before starting this.
The Art of Racing in the Rain

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So very sweet. Having the dog as the narrator allows insight into the characters' lives that it would be hard to bring forth through any other narrator.
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: A Novel

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Like Dennis Lehane's Mystic River, this book is a mystery, but more than that, a story of the heart and relationships.
Porch Lights: A Novel

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This book is written, in alternate chapters, in the grown daughter's and the mother's voices. I really wanted to know what happened, and enjoyed the daughter's chapters, but the mother's were tiresome, so I quit reading.
Justice Denied

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I liked the protagonist, but there was too much about family life and not enough twists and turns of the investigation. A true investigation would have dead ends.
Damage

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I would probably have enjoyed this book more if I weren't an attorney myself. Most of the book was devoted to talk about tactics. The very interesting premise kept me going to the end, however.
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