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Novels by Alistair MacLean – part 2

The first part of my mini-review of MacLean’s thrillers is here, while part two follows below. Night Without End (1959) was MacLean’s fifth novel. It’s told in the first-person by Dr Mason, who with two companions – an Inuit called … Continue reading

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Meet Me At The Morgue – Ross Macdonald

(Vintage e-book 2010, originally published in 1953) This is one of Macdonald’s earlier novels, and doesn’t feature Lew Archer, his main protagonist and narrator, but with very little alteration, Meet Me At The Morgue could be an Archer novel. The … Continue reading

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Microserfs – Douglas Coupland

(Flamingo 1995) This book was regarded as ‘About as zeitgeisty as it gets’ in a review on the front cover: upon reading it in 2010, the reader can see that it has lost its immediate cultural significance, but its general … Continue reading

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The Barbarous Coast – Ross Macdonald

(Vintage Crime/Black Lizard 2007, originally published 1956) Ross Macdonald was the pseudonym of Kenneth Millar, who was married to Margaret Millar, also a writer of detective/mystery novels. His novels featuring private detective Lew Archer were written in the ‘hard-boiled’ tradition … Continue reading

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