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LittleMy Reads

Another GR refugee looking for a new home. Testing the waters here before settling in...

Currently reading

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Mark Haddon
The Dragon Heir
Cinda Williams Chima
The Ring of Solomon
Jonathan Stroud
Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
Steve Sheinkin
The Great Hunt
Robert Jordan
The Darkness Dwellers (Kiki Strike, #3)
Kirsten Miller
Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin, Philip Gabriel, Allison Hiroto, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett
The Hidden Institute (Noblesse Oblige, #1) - Brand Gamblin Dickensian street urchins! Dystopian, steampunk, quasi-Victorian world! Bear polo! Witty, Jeeves-like robot butlers! Tattooed assassins! Balls! Intrigue! Illegal, underground school for the upwardly socially mobile! What's not to like?What kept this book from being a 4 star book?- There were transitions where I was left scratching my head wondering if my copy of the book was missing a chapter or two. The pacing seemed erratic. - The first half of the book, where Cliffy speaks in street slang, was tough to read. A little dialect is good -- too much made reading a chore.On the whole the book was amusing, funny, quirky, enough that I was glad I read it. I wish I could give 3.5 stars because this book is right on the border between "I liked it" and "I really liked it". I hope that the next book in the series (this is a series, right?) will be a more polished, smoother read. 
If you're looking for something a little different. A little quirky. And don't mind a book that is a little rough around the edges, read it.