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Musings of a Book Addict

I'm married to a scavenger of sorts and he often totes home rescued boxes of books that I paw through with shiny, hungry eyes. I pull out the odd and interesting and add them to my teetering stack.

Currently reading

The Hound of the Baskervilles
Arthur Conan Doyle
E.B. White: A Biography
Scott Elledge
Murder on the Orient Express
Agatha Christie
There Is Nothing Wrong with You: Going Beyond Self-Hate
Cheri Huber, June Shiver
Living Buddha, Living Christ
Thích Nhất Hạnh
No. 44, The Mysterious Stranger
Mark Twain
The Snare of the Hunter
Helen MacInnes
Paintings of Henry Miller
Henry Miller, Lawrence Durrell
Dreamways of the Iroquois: Honoring the Secret Wishes of the Soul
Robert Moss
Pentimento (Back Bay Books)
Lillian Hellman

Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead

Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead - Sara Gran, Carol Monda I love the character of Claire Dewitt and I love the mysticism and symbolic connections she makes with the cases she works on. Visiting New Orleans through her eyes was a magical experience, but there is something really jarring in hearing the narrator try to sound like different black "gangster-type" men. It was cringe-worthy, every time it happened. And the answer to the mystery was very empty for me - "the victim gets revenge" is not enough. I need more.