Monthly Archives: May 2005

The Amulet of Samarkand (The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 1)- Jonathan Stroud Whenever an author finds exceptional success in their field, it tends to spawn wave after wave of second-rate imitations, generally poorly written and badly executed. J.K. Rowlings’ Harrry Potter … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Highway – Luis Alberto Urrea The Devil’s Highway, El Camino del Diablo, lies sere, bleak , arid and forbidding, a calescent trail across the Mexican-US border for illegals seeking salvation and opportunity in the north. The Devil’s Highway … Continue reading

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The Sex Lives of Cannibals : Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific by J. Maarten Troost It is a flyspeck on the map, the merest hint of a place, a lonely tropical coral atoll in the middle of a cerulean Pacific. … Continue reading

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