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House of Cards-The Book-A Review

This is my review of the House of Cards by Michael Dobbs which is the book on which both  British and American TV series was bsased.

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This is my review of the  The Romanov Sisters by Helen Rappaport which is due to be published in the United States on June 3 2014 by St. Martin’s Press.   The books is about the daughters of the last Tsar of Russia who was Nicholas II.  The book was interesting though there were some slow parts in the book when the daughters were young.

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I was going to hold off writing a review of Alice Hoffman’s The Museum of Extraordinary Thingswhich was published by Scribners on February 25,  2014.   However, now It is appearing on all sort of hot book lists for 2014 and has gotten mostly favorable reviews by readers(male and female) who were able to get an advanced review copy of the book.   In contrast , I thought the book was just ok(two out of five stars).

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Kinder than Solitude-Book Review

This is my review of Kinder than Solitude by Yiyun Li which is expected to be released on February 25, 2014.   According to Goodreads,  Yiyun Li is considered to be an up and coming Chinese born American author.

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Blood Royal by Eric Jager-Book Review

This book is my review of Blood Royal: A True Tale of Crime and Detection in Medieval Paris by Eric Jager. It is expected to be published on February 25, 2014 by Little Brown.   

The publishers describe the book as:

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This is my review of Gary Shteyngart’s memoir Little Failure which was published on January 7, 2014

 However while  I did not like the first part of the book, I liked the parts he writes about his life after high school and his return visit to Russia with his parents.   People who are either interested in Gary Shteyngart’s life or about the Russian Jewish immigrant experience might like this book.

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This is my review of E. L. Doctorow ‘s Andrew's Brain which is expected to be published in January of 2014.

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