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Kellerman capable; Deception an easy read

Book Review By Derryll White Kellerman, Johnathan (2011). Deception. Given the prodigious outpouring of the Kellerman machine, both Johnathan and Faye, I have until now bypassed their body of work. But we sell them steadily in Lotus Books so I … > Read More

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A book all EK residents might find rewarding

Book Review By Derryll White Sombrowski, Gordon (2011). What Echo Heard. Right off I have to say that I am pleased that Oolichan Books is finally bringing some new B.C. Interior authors forward. When the press was purchased and moved … > Read More

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Book dated but definitely worth reading

Book Review By Derryll White Sjowall, Maj and Per Wahloo (1970). The Laughing Policeman. This is another Martin Beck novel. Immediately on opening the book I am struck by the irony employed by the writers and the very advanced social … > Read More

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The Purity of Vengeance a great read

Book Review By Derryll White Adler-Olsen, Jussi (2013). The Purity of Vengeance. After a break of a year or so, I am glad to be back in Department Q with Detective Carl Mǿrck. Jussi Adler-Olsen continues his cutting analysis of … > Read More

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Not-normal narrative a supremely beautiful work

Book Review By Derryll White Sjón (2008). The Blue Fox. Sjón is an Icelandic author, born in Reykjavik about 54 years ago. As well as a novelist he is a published poet, playwright and lyricist, writing for performers such as … > Read More

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Unique to the mystery genre in America

Book Review By Derryll White Paretsky, Sara (1982). Indemnity Only. This is Sara Paretsky’s first published novel, and the first volume in the V.I. Warshawski series. I was very pleased to see it was dedicated to Stuart Kaminsky. He is … > Read More

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An exquisite writer who lays claim to traditions of Homer

Book Review By Derryll White Kadare, Ismael (1989). The File on H. “Just as in the metabolism of living beings, so in oral poetry, death is what guarantees that life goes on.” Kadare won The Man Booker International Prize in … > Read More

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A book more about Hemingway than Africa

Book Review By Derryll White Hemingway, Ernest (1935). Green Hills of Africa. People may think ‘Why are you reading something almost 80 years old?’ Well, I grew up with Ernest Hemingway and Tom Wolfe and D.H. Lawrence, and from time-to-time … > Read More

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American Gods an incredible book

Book Review By Derryll White Gaiman, Neil (2001). American Gods. I have to say from the start, this genre of ‘science fiction’ is away outside my normal frame of reference. I haven’t read anything here since my youth, when Ray … > Read More

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The Shadow Woman is a very good read

Book Review By Derryll White Edwardson, Ake (1998). The Shadow Woman. The novel has a very unconventional opening, through the eyes and voice of a child. It is somehow innocent, unrelated to drug wars and biker gangs. But such is … > Read More

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