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Mistress of the Art of Death

Title: Mistress of the Art of Death
Rating: 4
Author: Ariana Franklin
ISBN: 978-0-14-314188-4
CDs: 11
Format: audiobook on CD
Started: 2013-04
Finished: 2013-05

A mystery set in medieval Cambridge, involving a serial murderer of children, and the hunt to find him by a Jewish detective, a woman forensic doctor (I kid you not!), and her Moorish eunuch guardian. All in all, it makes for some entertaining listening, somewhat fantastic, but entertaining.


Title: Loop
Rating: 3
Author: Koji Suzuki
ISBN: 978-1-93-223425-1
Pages: 283
Format: paperback
Started: 2013-04
Finished: 2013-04

It's the third of a trilogy, but it is a good read by itself, the previous two are not needed for it to make sense. I enjoyed the “story within a story” aspect of it, but the ending was somewhat flat.

Shades of Grey

Title: Shades of Grey
Rating: 4
Author: Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 978-0-14-314326-0
Format: audiobook on CD
Started: 2013-04
Finished: 2013-04

An very entertaining post-apocalyptic tale, it takes place well after “the Thing that Happened”. Set in a world where colour-perception determines social status, it follows one young man's journey as he learns what his society is really about.

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Title: Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
Rating: 4
Author: Mary Roach
ISBN: 978-0-393-32482-2
Pages: 303
Format: paperback
Started: 2013-04
Finished: 2013-04

An unusual and sometimes humourous look at how cadavers have been used currently and throughout history. If you've ever wondered about what happens if you donate your body to science after you die, this is the book to read.


Title: Daemon
Rating: 5
Author: Daniel Suarez
ISBN: 978-0-14-314444-1
CDs: 13
Format: audiobook on CD
Started: 2013-03
Finished: 2013-03

A fantastic read! The most realistic “Computer” science-fiction that I have ever read (listened to, actually, it was an audio book). I highly recommend it to anyone into both computers and sci-fi!


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