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Just finished "Strangers on a Train" by Highsmith. It was meh. For a psychological "thriller" it was kinda slow and boring. It was an interesting concept though, so I'm kinda curious to see the Hitchcock movie about it.
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Just finished "Strangers on a Train" by Highsmith. It was meh. For a psychological "thriller" it was kinda slow and boring. It was an interesting concept though, so I'm kinda curious to see the Hitchcock movie about it.
I got about halfway through and then ditched the book (the slow and boring thing). I bet the movie is a lot better.
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an intriguing idea, and while not a big fan of the tearing of fabric of time concept, more bothered by the succession of presidents, as they were virtually unchanged.

and there is an ebb and flow that would have been interrupted. Johnson forced through things I don't believe JFK would have accomplished. Without Nixon you don't get Carter, but without Carter I don't see the popularity of Reagan. Even without the civil rights movement with all its problems playing out as it did, I wouldn't be surprised if Clinton went another way.

Details aside, assuming the presidential succession remains unchanged is impossible and somewhat lazy
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I don't remember the succession of presidents thing. I remember that America became a hell-hole because the protagonist had saved JFK, and I thought I remembered something about George Wallace becoming president as part of the spiral to a hell-hole, but I guess I'm just remembering something that didn't happen. I DID like the idea of things getting worse as a result of changing the past, and I also liked how when he decided to let the past be, and he met the elderly woman with whom he'd had the relationship, and she thinks she recognizes him but can't quite place him...it just worked. I thought it was one of King's better efforts.
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Just finished The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens. Worth the read and I've put #2 on my list.
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Starting another book in the Ian Rutledge series by Charles Todd, No Shred of Evidence.

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Has anyone read Circe by Madeline Miller?

I don't know if i my expectations were way too high because of the rave reviews it got, adn how many "best of" lists it made (and not just fantasy "best of" lists, either). Fantasy is my favorite genre, so when I saw it make so many lists, I quickly added it to my "to read" list.

finished it last week, and it was a huge let down. i kept expecting that it would get better and then it finished. I felt that the author needed to meet a deadline and tried to finish as fast as she could.



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