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Librarian, book lover, avid reader

Currently reading

Roman Blood
Steven Saylor
Progress: 171/401 pages
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Bob Spitz
Progress: 208/557 pages
Avant-gardes du XXe siècle: arts & littérature, 1905-1930
Serge Fauchereau
Caesar's Commentaries: On the Gallic War and On the Civil War
Julius Caesar
Les bûchers de Bocanegra
Arturo Pérez-Reverte
The Songs of the Kings
Barry Unsworth
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Alan Lee

Kingdom of Shadows

Kingdom of Shadows - Alan Furst A strong 3 1/2 stars. A different kind of pace for Furst in this one. A more cerebral, nonchalant hero. Nicolas is quite a different hero than what Furst has usually. This is an aristocrat, an Hungarian count, that is caught in the spying game almost by boredom and family loyalty at first. Gets terribly frighten and then well.. becomes a reluctant hero. The style is subdue, all in shades of grey. Different from The Polish Officer, different from Blood of Victory or even the more intellectual hero of Spies of Warsaw. It's a enjoyable change of pace.