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Remembrance (Mediator #7) - Meg Cabot

Book Review: Remembrance – Meg Cabot

Reviewed by Dennis Menard Being a man in the latest-most “autumn” of what might be called “middle age” I am not big on chick-lit and I was not now inclined to start with it. However, while spring cleaning I found …

After Alice - Gregory Maguire

Book Review: After Alice – Gregory Maguire

Reviewed by Dennis Menard I did not much like After Alice, although I would have liked to. More than a decade ago an uncorrected proof of the not yet published Wicked fell into my hands which I read with relish …

What We're Reading: June 2016

What We’re Reading

Or, In Which We Are Mostly Fictional Renate: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. Very well written gothic suspense. (Although the heroine often annoys the hell out of me.) The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. Not very well written, in …

ABC's Top 20 of the past decade

ABC Top 20s of the past decade and year

Hans, one half of our dynamic IT duo, recently looked into the most popular books at ABC this past decade and the past 12 months. Lo and behold!  A Game of Thrones leads the charge this past decade!  Sure, the much-lauded TV …

Patricia Highsmith: The Dark Queen of Crime

The Dark Queen of Crime

Patricia Highsmith is an amazing writer. She was one of the first female authors who delved into the dark side of her characters and came up with some bizarre twists and turns that laid bare the ugly side of the …