Friday, October 21, 2016

Machinations (Machinations, #1)Machinations by Hayley Stone
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I guess this book was pretty much fluff for me. A bit end of the world, machines fight humans. The terminator without time travel. Interesting characters. I think my grandchildren will like this book. The story was too predictable and I don't just mean the ending. I sort of knew the storyline as it unfolded.

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Old Filth (Old Filth, #1)Old Filth by Jane Gardam
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was a book club selection. It is very readable and I had trouble putting it down. The problem was that there was very little plot and a ton of character development. I guess I had figured out the "secret" and was not too surprised at the ending. I think I many have learned a lot about the British Empire that I did not know. Maybe I have a better idea of why England is so different from the States.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Cometh the Hour (The Clifton Chronicles, #6)Cometh the Hour by Jeffrey Archer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another episode in the Clifton Chronicles. I love these books. The stories and characters are quite memorable. They seem to have a depth and realism that is wonderful. Reading these stories has given me a whole new look at English society and politics. I look forward to the next episode.

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Be Careful What You Wish For (The Clifton Chronicles, #4)Be Careful What You Wish For by Jeffrey Archer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The saga continues but got a little plodding in the middle of the book. Thought for a minute or two I was done with the Clifton's but he ending left me hanging enough to go on with the story. On to book five. This must be a tribute to the writing of Archer. His characters are rich with realism and emotion. One can almost feel they have met them. Even minor characters seem to have three dimensions. Worth reading.

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