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World Without Tears ~ Lucinda Williams
World Without Tears ~ Lucinda Williams
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Country music is difficult for me. Too many hats, too much misogyny disguised as down-home family values. And my Dad loved it.
There are exceptions, those outstanding songwriters who hover in the aisles of that musical church, writing songs that reflect your life in its mirror and breaks it into tiny glorious pieces. Hank Williams Sr, Gram Parsons at his best and sometimes EmmyLou Harris, Steve Earle, occasionally Ryan Adams, and Lucinda Williams.
These songs sound so urgent, so heartfelt, so racked with need that it takes a while to appreciate how perfectly formed, well played and well produced they are.
These are songs for adults, who've been around the block a few… Read more
Kisscut by Karin Slaughter
Kisscut by Karin Slaughter
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
In this the second of a series to feature paediatrician and part-time medical examiner/coroner Sara Linton, a seemingly simple story of depression, despair and teenage pregnancy reveals itself to be more convoluted and much darker. Sara is still having trouble with her ex-husband Chief Tolliver, and he's perhaps too intimately involved in the killing of a teenage girl to investigate objectively. Lena, the brash young detective who suffered so terribly in the last volume, is having trouble at work, slipping all too easily into identifying with victims and perpetrators alike. The pastor her speedfreak uncle suggests as a counsellor may not be the best person to confide in given the… Read more
Q Is for Quarry (Kinsey Millhone Mysteries) by Sue Grafton
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
In this 17th installment of the respectfully submitted cases of Kinsey Millhone, the Santa Teresa private eye is asked to look into an unsolved 'Jane Doe' case by her aging sparring partner Lieutenant Dolan. So far so Grafton - these stories are set in the eighties and already have a period feel, but the events investigated are usually much older. What's different about this is the passion that Grafton brings to this novel, where the last two or three have been fairly routine and there's been a sense of going through the expected motions. There is also a real sense of time passing, with the middle aged becoming older (although the very old seem to remain the same) and with Kinsey also… Read more

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