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36. Riding for the Brand Louis L'Amour 1986 A collection of Western short stories. I enjoyed them.
Kawhi LeonardIsn't Mosgov 6" taller?
35. The Vice-Consul Marguerite Duras 1966 THE LIST Contains three primary characters. The first, a homeless girl who has been cast out by her mother for becoming pregnant out of wedlock, loses the baby through undernourishment, and becomes a mad, bald beggar. The second is the promiscuous wife of the French Ambassador in Calcutta, who seems prone to mortifying fits of tears, perhaps of self-loathing. The third is the Vice-Counsel of Lahore, who has lost his position...
34. Divergent Veronica Roth 2011 Takes place in a future dystopic Chicago. Society has been divided into Factions in order to avoid war and keep order. The heroine belongs to Abnegation (The Servers and Governors), and must, at 16, choose her new Faction. A "simulation" is administered to all young adults of this age to determine their aptitude for a new Faction. Our protagonist Beatrice tests for several different factions, which makes her a Divergent- a horrible secret...
Looking over the wrong shoulder, Matt.
33. Jealousy Alain Robbe- Grillet 1957 THE LIST A horrible, horrible book. Filled with repetitive minutiae and behaviors. It boggles my mind how some of this stuff winds up on Bonsal's list.
32. Comstock Lode Louis L'Amour 1981 A mining man witnesses the murder of his mother as a youngster. He swears revenge and gets it over a 15 year period. In the process he gets the girl, who was also with him at the beginning, and evolves into an actress. A fine, fine piece of literature. I liked it a lot.
31. Tinkers Paul Harding 2009 George Washington Crosby begins to hallucinate 8 days before he dies. The book recounts his memories, and those of his father (a tinker [itinerant peddler] and clock repairman),and briefly those of his grandfather (a preacher). It is a first time effort by the author, and won him the Pulitzer Prize. The language is lush- more so than almost anything I've read. The story itself moves slowly at first, and the descriptions of watch and clock...
30. The Assassination Option W.E.B. Griffin 2014 The latest thriller in the Clandestine Operations series. Moved a little slow for my taste, but still a good read.
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