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Tannat

Not so much a blog; just lots of books

Currently reading

In the Bleak Midwinter: A Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alsyne Novel
Julia Spencer-Fleming
Ninefox Gambit
Yoon Ha Lee, Emily Woo Zeller
The Black Tides of Heaven
JY Yang
Engineering Animals: How Life Works
Alan Mcfadzean, Mark Denny
Progress: 125/314pages
The Rise of Yeast: How the Sugar Fungus Shaped Civilization
Nicholas P. Money
Conservation of Shadows
Yoon Ha Lee
Progress: 22%
Le premier jour
Marc Levy
Progress: 180/496pages
Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Classics)
Herman Melville
Manifold: Time
Stephen Baxter, Chris Schluep
Progress: 99/480pages
The Long War
Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett
Progress: 68/501pages

The Poisoned Chocolates Case by Anthony Berkeley

The Poisoned Chocolates Case (Golden Age Classics) - Anthony Berkeley

This is a golden age mystery where a Detective/Criminology Club decides to test their mettle by having each member present their solution to a case of poisoning that has the police stumped. It had the potential to be clever, but I found the writing to be dry and curiously stiff (I wanted to write impenetrable but that's not quite the word), so that sucked a lot of the enjoyment out of it. And I was right that it all came down to poor, meek Mr. Chitterwick in the end.

 

All in all, I'm not sorry to have read it, but I'm not sure it's one that I'll be recommending.