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sifuCJC

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I read nonfiction only for years. Now, I'm getting back into fiction.

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Timeline (1999, Alfred A. Knopf) 3 stars

Michael Crichton's new novel opens on the threshold of the twenty-first century. It is a …

Neat medieval thriller, but excesive exposition

2 stars

Once the action starts, the plot is pretty fun. But this is over a third of the way through. Until then is exposition about the physics of the time travel. This was written in the late '90s, when everything mysterious had 'quantum' in the title. Although the physics explained seems correct, it really has no use toward the story. He should've just left it mysterious.

And, with a little bit of clunky prose as well, I can't recommend this book.

The Guardians (Paperback, 2020, Bantam Books) 4 stars

Really enthralling lawyer-ly drama

4 stars

Wow. This was my first Grisham. It was great! He's got a very straight forward prose and the story just flows. This one's about exonerating innocent inmates, so I felt for the characters. I wonder if his other books are similar?

I'll try another later.