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January 10, 2007

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Bluestalking Reader

Heather, that's it! I thought it was a Superman reference but blanked on the exact title. Before I read it I'll have a look around at the reviews to see if it sounds like I'd like it. Despite living in a major urban area I don't always like urban books. Go figure.

Heather

Ah yes, The Fortress of Solitude. I almost bought that one once myself. The title comes from Superman, his icy get away in the north, and I am very curious if it would be as good as MB. I went through a spell were I loved books set in New York, but haven't read any in awhile. I still have a couple in my TBR.

Bluestalking Reader

I was looking at another one of his yesterday at B&N, but didn't buy it. It was the one with "fortress" in the title. It's also set in Brooklyn, but without Lionel I don't know how interesting that setting would be to me. I don't really know New York at all and don't gravitate toward books set there. But MB was so good.... So maybe.

Heather

Oh I'm so glad you enjoyed it on through to the end. I was quite fond of this book too and am not sure why I haven't read any more by him. Will have to try to find some soon.

Bluestalking Reader

Jenclair, I'm always reluctant to hand out a full five blue star rating this early in the year, but there was no avoiding it with this book. It's a great way to start the year but I worry about other books measuring up. I always must be worrying about something!

jenclair

Ooooo! Five blue stars! O.K., adding it to the list. Loved The Curious Incident, so that's a high recommendation.

Danielle

Wow--five stars! So glad you liked it. It is sitting close to the top of my TBR pile! Now to just find time...

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