Category Archives: 2010 global reading challenge

>Colin Cotterill, The Coroner´s Lunch (2004)

> This novel, written by a British writer who lives in Thailand, is set in Laos, and it is the first in the series about Dr Siri Paiboun. The book gives a strong sense of Communist Laos in 1976 and … Continue reading

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>Leighton Gage, Blood of the Wicked (2007)

>This Brazilian crime novel is the first in the Chief Inspector Mario Silva series. Already from the first page I enjoyed the language and setting of this one. We are in Brazil, in the town Cascatas do Pontal, where bishop … Continue reading

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>The Global Reading Challenge

>I have just checked the 2010 Global Reading Challenge blog, and will you believe it, we are 100 participants now! When I came up with the challenge in December, I would have been happy with ten or twenty participants, especially … Continue reading

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>Challenge Pressure

>I thought that a reading challenge with an expert level forcing the participants to read 14 novels from all over the world would be enough for most people. But no, I am surrounded by reading extremists so yesterday I gave … Continue reading

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>Raymond Khoury, The Sign (2009)

>This thriller is the writer´s third novel. Khoury was born in Lebanon but lives in London today. In the prologue we meet a person who is plunging into a deep cleft in a jeep, pursued by a helicopter. He takes … Continue reading

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>Paul Cleave, Cemetery Lake (2008)

>This thriller from New Zealand is the author´s third. I chose this one for the title because I wanted one I could use for both my reading challenges. The novel is well-written and captures one´s attention immediately (though it is … Continue reading

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>Vicki Delany, Valley of the Lost (2009)

>[Denne krimi er ikke oversat til dansk] This Canadian police procedural is the second in the Constable Molly Smith series. Lucky Smith hears a baby cry in the bushes outside the Trafalgar Women´s Support Centre. She follows the sound, and … Continue reading

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