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Books Read August 2015 (Books 74-84)

Below is a summary of my August reading with links to longer reviews in my journal.

Book 74: Look Who's Back by Timur Vermes, 2012. Translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch, 2014. 352 pages. Political satire that may not be to everyone's taste as it is narrated by a transported in time Adolph Hitler. Review here.
Book 75: Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson, 1999. 931 pages. Unabridged Audiobook (42 hrs 53 mins) Read by William Dufris. Epic tale about war, cryptology and computers. Review here.
Book 76: The Wizard of London (Elemental Masters #5) by Mercedes Lackey. 2005. 388 pages. Unabridged Audiobook (11 hrs, 44 mins) Read by Michelle Ford. Tale loosely based on The Snow Queen. Review here.
Book 77: Watch the Lady (Tudor Trilogy #3) by Elizabeth Fremantle, 2015. 496 pages. Excellent historical fiction set in Queen Elizabeth I's court. Review here.
Book 78: Seeing a Large Cat (Amelia Peabody #9) by Elizabeth Peters, 1997. 435 pages. Unabridged Audio (14 hrs, 24 mins). Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat. More adventures in Egypt for Amelia and associates. Review here.
Book 79: Die Again (Rizzoli and Isles #11) by Tess Gerritsen, 2014. 352 pages. Forensic thriller with African aspects. Review here.
Book 80: The Offering (Jake and Amanda Bannon #1) by Desiree Bombenon, 2012. 202 pages. Rather poorly written début thriller. Review here.
Book 81: Walking by Night )Joe Plantagenet #5) by Kate Ellis, 2015. 224 pages. Police procedural with ghostly touches.
Book 82: Redemption Department Q #3 by Jussi Adler-Olsen, 2009. Translated from the Danish by Martin Aitken, 2013. 640 pages. Danish police procedural about an eccentric cold case unit. Reviews of Books 81 and 82.
Book 83: Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday, 2014, revised 2015. 307 pages. Gothic melodrama that mashes up some well known horror stories. Review here.
Book 84: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini, 2013. 416 pages. Family saga set mainly in Afghanistan. Review here.
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