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Bearing an Hourglass
Piers Anthony
Peter the Great: His Life and World
Robert K. Massie
A Curse Dark As Gold - Audio Library Edition
Elizabeth C. Bunce
The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel
Neil Gaiman
Les Misérables
Victor Hugo, Isabel Florence Hapgood
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
Erik Larson
Healing Trauma
Peter A. Levine
Tess Gerritsen's Rizzoli & Isles 8 Book Bundle: The Surgeon, The Apprentice, The Sinner, Body Double, Vanish, The Mephisto Club, The Keepsake, Ice Cold
Tess Gerritsen
Daughter of the Centaurs - Kate Klimo This book is a whole 300+ pages of borderline for me. What I mean is that while I liked the story and the heroine seemed nice I felt like there was a lot missing from this book. My biggest beefs are technical: the entire book is narrated in limited third present tense. I don't think I've ever experienced such a character-distancing voice. Secondly the author operated it like a first person voice. What I mean is that she told us the characters emotions, even when they didn't make sense with the character that she had created thus far. The only place where telling the reader what the character is feeling works is in first person. EVER! There's a reason for the perpetual saw Show Don't Tell. I also don't feel like I know any of the characters very well even after reading a whole book about them. I think it's a combination of distanced narrative and bad character development, but I'm not sure. Anyway, I do want to find out what happens but I'm very unsatisfied with the book that I read.