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I read widely and in most genres but romance and westerns. Here you'll find my reviews since 2007, with a few reviews of previously read books as well.


In 2012, I completed an "authors of the world" challenge, reading a book for every country (and a few other entities) by someone who'd lived there for at least two years. I expect to tag these books by challenge and country in the near future. I'm still refining my list by adding books that better meet my challenge criteria.

The Last Will & Testament of Senhor da Silva Araújo - Germano Almeida, Sheila Faria Glaser Cape Verde. This was a fast, enjoyable book, a very funny novel whose absent protagonist leaves a will that runs to hundreds of pages. Embedded in the will and other characters' associations to it or tangents from it is the dead man's apologia pro vita sua. While sometimes he seems to be on the level, at other times there is sufficient evidence that he is engaged in image management and has spun events as best he can, perhaps even disguising his real intentions from himself.