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WP Bookblog Listing
- Netflix: Truth Will Out / Det som göms i snö, Season 1 (Hans Jörnlind, Aron Levander 2018) 15 July 2020This Scandicrime series is like a dark version of New Tricks: a grumpy and depressive detective returns from sick leave to take charge of a cold cases unit. His crew turn out to be extremely unpromising, and arrive bearing grudges against each other. But it's not a comedy: at the end of the first episode it looks as if our hero is either a killer or is […]
- The Book of Psalms (translated with a commentary by Robert Alter 2007) 13 July 2020This is from the Book(-swapping) Club. I doubt if I'll read it all, but I recited psalms in chorus every day for five years of my teens and early twenties, so I'm returning to them with an expectation of joy.
- Vera, Series 9 (Based on Ann Cleeves's novels, 2019) 12 July 2020The long-awaited return of Brenda Blethyn and her hat and coat, while the UK is already finished with season 10. The first episode of this season is watchable, but it does feel pretty mechanical. I'm still hopefull for teh rest.
- The Yield (Tara June Winch 2019) 10 July 2020This was a big winner at the 2020 NSW Premier's Literary Awards.
- Netflix: Line of Duty season 5 (Jed Mercurio 2019) 10 July 2020This is lining up to be another great season of this British cop show. There's a twist at the end of the first episode overturns your assumption that you knew the story, so that you now think you know the story, but knowing the kind of beast that this show is, you really have no idea.
- Netflix: Truth Will Out / Det som göms i snö, Season 1 (Hans Jörnlind, Aron Levander 2018) 15 July 2020
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- Proust Progress Report 11: Luminous something of the inner life
- AndAlso Books, All We Could Do
- Ellen van Neerven’s Comfort Food
- SWF 2020, Post 4
- Margaret Simons’s Cry Me a River
- Mirandi Riwoe’s Stone Sky Gold Mountain
- SWF 2020, Post 3
- My Brilliant Friend at the Book Group
- Lisa Gorton’s Empirical
- Proust Progress Report 10:
- SWF 2020, Post 2
- I didn’t go to the Vigil today …
- Hilary Mantel’s The Mirror and the Light
- Ruby Reads 21: Books lent by a blog reader
- Camperdown Cemetery