* Lew’s Reviews … fiction, history, science, politics, …

Posted by Lew Weinstein on February 17, 2013

reviews posted on this site

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THE ROAD by Cormac McCarthy

Eric Kandel’s “In Search of Memory

All Our Yesterdays by Robert Parker

Mapping the Mind by Rita Carter

Hawk Channel Chase by Tom Corcoran

All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren

Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Silence in Hanover Close by Anne Perry

The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov

Write Away by Elizabeth George

Coming Apart by Charles Murray

A Soldier of the Great War by Mark Helprin

Hemingway’s Boat by Paul Hendrickson


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Reading Like a Writer

Broken Harbor

The Triumph of the Sun  by Wilbur Smith

Wolf Hall(Thomas Cromwell, #1)

Stalin’s Ghost(Arkady Renko, #6)

Paris: A Love Story

Hope of Israel

The Casual Vacancy


Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Silent Witness(Witness Series, #2)

Hostile Witness(Witness Series, #1)

Remote Control(Nick Stone, #1)

Lieutenant Hornblower

Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light

The Conspiracy Club

Blood Moon(Inspector Challis, #5)

The Final Reckoning

A Fatal Grace(Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #2)

Faceless Killers(Wallander, #1)

Murder in Montmartre (Aimee Leduc Investigations, #6)

All the King’s Men

A Matter Of Justice(Inspector Ian Rutledge, #11)

Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #1)

Lost Lake

Has God Only One Blessing?  by Sister Mary Boys

Careless in Red(Inspector Lynley #15)  by Elizabeth George

The Long Fall

Only Time Will Tell

Sacred and Profane (Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus, #2)

Running Blind(Jack Reacher, #4)  by Lee Child

Fatal Justice: Reinvestigating the MacDonald Murders

The Double Helix  by James Watson

The Sound of Blue: A Novel

The Master Sniper

Père Goriot

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)

Brunelleschi’s Dome


A Short History of the Printed Word

 The Child in Time

The Joke

The Last Heroes(Men At War, #1)

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

 The Ghost Writer

The Turnaround  by William Bratton

 Portrait of a Spy(Gabriel Allon, #11)

The Cave Painters: Probing the Mysteries of the World’s First Artists

One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd

The Geneva Deception (Tom Kirk, #4)

Mockery of Justice: The True Story of the Sam Sheppard Murder Case

I, Mona Lisa

The Pillars of the Earth (The Pillars of the Earth, #1)

In the Belly of the Beast: Letters From Prison

The Count of Monte Cristo

Winter in Madrid

The Eight

The Family

Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution

The Innocent

My Name is Red

Convivencia: Jews, Muslims, and Christians in Medieval Spain

In the Presence of the Enemy

Tug of War (Joe Sandilands, #6)

Rashi’s Daughters, Book I: Joheved

The Dogs of Riga(Wallander #2)

The Audacity to Win: The Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama’s Historic Victory

The Day of the Jackal

The Thieves Of Faith (Michael St. Pierre, #2)

Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

Actual Innocence: When Justice Goes Wrong and How to Make it Right

Burglars Can’t Be Choosers(Rhodenbarr, #1)

You Can’t Go Home Again

Comanche Moon(Lonesome Dove, #4)

No Good Deeds

Liberation: A Novel

Night Soldiers(Night Soldiers, #1)

Washington’s Crossing

Skinner’s Mission

Sharpe’s Tiger(Sharpe, #1)

Genghis: Birth of an Empire(Conqueror, #1)

The Exonerated

The Deep Blue Good-By

Aristotle’s Children: How Christians, Muslims, and Jews Rediscovered Ancient Wisdom and Illuminated the Middle Ages

The Salzburg Connection

Captain Blood

Trent 1475: Stories of a Ritual Murder Trial

A Prisoner of Birth

Island Of Bones(Louis Kincaid, #5)

Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders

The Forbidden Zone: A Novel

Welcome to Paradise

We Are Not Alone: The Writer’s Guide to Social Media

A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories

Bone Island Mambo: An Alex Rutledge Mystery  by Tom Corcoran

Trinity  by Leon Uris


Death of a Red Heroine

The Bourne Identity (Jason Bourne, #1)

Primal Fear

Saving Faith

Walking Shadow

36 Yalta Boulevard

The Crossing

Exit Music(Inspector Rebus, #17)

World Without End (The Pillars of the Earth, #2)  by Ken Follett

 You Got Nothing Coming

Joshua, Son Of None

The Spy Who Came In from the Cold(George Smiley #3)  by John Lecarre

 A Test Of Wills(Inspector Ian Rutledge, #1)

The Birth of Venus

Strange Images of Death (Joe Sandilands, #8)

Joan of Arc  by Mark Twian

18 Seconds

Killing Floor(Jack Reacher, #1)  by Lee Child

Ratking(Aurelio Zen, #1)


Black and Blue(Inspector Rebus, #8)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo(Millennium, #1)

Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing

Death at La Fenice(Commissario Brunetti, #1)

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy(George Smiley, #5)

 The New Rules of Marketing and PR

A Farewell to Arms

Tapestry Of Spies

The Plague Tales (The Plague Tales, #1)

The Naked Sun(Robot, #3)

The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories

A Star Called Henry



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