Books: And What Are You Reading?

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Just finished Michael Connelly's The Law of Innocence, one of his "Lincoln Lawyer" series books. Also have another new Connelly book, one of the Bosch series, Fair Warning, which I'll probably start reading this evening. I really lucked out at the library to find both of them on the new books shelf!


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In recent weeks, (well, mainly over the past month, but, much of it over the past fortnight), I have read several books, mostly fantasy.

These have included:

The Empire Trilogy (Daughter of the Empire, Servant of the Empire, Mistress of the Empire) by Janny Wurts and Raymond E Feist;

The Blue Sword, and The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley;

The Leviathan Trilogy (Leviathan, Behemoth, Goliath) by Scott Westerfield;

The Draconis Memoria Trilogy (The Waking Fire; The Legion of Flame; The Empire of Ashes) by Anthony Ryan;

The Privilege of the Sword - Ellen Kushner;

The Vanished Queen by Lisbeth Campbell.
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Read a brief review in the FT of a book by the chief Brexit negotiator for the EU, based on his diaries and just released on May 6th. Sounds like it will be a great read, not sure my French is up to the task though, so I might have to wait for the release of the English translation this fall. I'll have a look at the Kindle preview of the French edition this afternoon and make up my mind! The King Lear quote is hilarious, or would be if not so tragic.

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From the FT mention:

La Grande Illusion — Michel Barnier on Brexit, ‘baroque’ Boris and broken promises

]The “Great Illusion” of Barnier’s title, published in French on Thursday and in English in the autumn, is a reference to the book of the same name written more than a century ago by Norman Angell, who said war in Europe had been made improbable by the economic ties between nations — and who was quickly proved wrong by the first world war. Barnier also prefaces the book with the lament of King Lear, who in anguish beats his own head “that let thy folly in/And thy dear judgment out!”.
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