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The Written Word

I continue to work on The Confusion by Neal Stephenson. In the meantime, I also finished Emma by Jane Austen and read The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson. That last one, by the way, was the weakest of its trilogy.

I’m more pleased with my discovery of Tana French. So far I’ve read In the Woods and The Likeness. While the “reveal” in each has not been much of a surprise to me, I have enjoyed the characters she created and the way in which she writes about them. Book #3 (I’ve forgotten its title) is on the way, courtesy of

Additionally, I’m reading What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman. It’s based on a true story to which I have the most tenuous of connections, and I’ll discuss it in a later post. Also, I haven’t finished it yet.

After that, I’ll move on to books by Robert Crais and Linwood Barclay, both of whom are new to me. The opening pages, however, seem promising.


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