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Bleach Volume 9 by Tite Kubo.
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Marakami.
The Boarder by Alexander Jablokov.
Brighty of the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry.
Count to Ten Piggy Wiggy by Christyan and Diane Fox.
Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man by Tim Allen.
Exit Strategy by K. D. Wentworth
Forgive Me by Amanda Eyre Ward.
The Four Ugly Cats in Apartment 3D by Marilyn Sachs.
Flush by Carl Hiaasen.
Frogs by Martin Schwabacher.
He Rents, She Rents by Richard Roeper and Laura Viera.
Hotel Cat by Esther Averill
Immortal by Traci L. Slatton.
The Ka of Gifford Hillary by Dennis Wheatley.
Last Chance Saloon by Marian Keyes.
Leadership Brand by Dave Ulrich and Norm Smallwood.
Lorna Doone (Abridged) by R. D. Blackmore
Lost Pilgrim by Gene Wolf.
The Magnificent Mummy Maker by Elvira Woodruff.
Manhattan is Missing by E. W. Hildick.
The Middle Moffat by Eleanor Estes.
Mommy Hugs by Anne Gutman and Georg Hallensleben.
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry.
The Overseer by Albert E. Cowdrey.
Park by Pierre Pratt
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle.
Q & A by Vikas Swarup
The Rocky Mountain Moving Picture Association by Loren D. Estleman
Rumple What? by Nancy Springer
Sea Turtles by Emilie U. Lepthien.
The Second Descent by Richard Paul Russo.
Stanley in Space by Jeff Brown and illustrated by Scott Nash.
Take a Stand, Rosa Parks! by Peter and Connie Roop.
Tall by Jez Alborough.
Trucks and Diggers by DK Publishing.
Women & Self-Esteem by Linda Tschirhart Sanford and Mary Ellen Donovan

Miscellaneous:
Kirby Went to the Beach by Sean Sammis

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2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Comments for The Ka of Gifford Hillary

The Ka of Gifford HillaryThe Ka of Gifford Hillary: 03/07/08

I've been having a really good run of books so far this year. The Ka of Gifford Hillary unfortunately breaks my streak coming in as the first turkey of 2008.

Most of The Ka of Gifford Hillary is an incredibly boring, long paragraph with little action and no dialogue recollection of espionage and other Cold War stuff. If you enjoyed Day of the Jackal and want to see it peppered with some occult stuff, then you'll probably like this book.

At about the midway point, just when I was going to chuck the book across the room unfinished, Gifford Hillary is suddenly a ghost and he spends much of the remainder of the book trying to bring his would-be murderer to justice while of course saving the free world from Cold War baddies. Unfortunately Gifford is as boring a ghost as he was a living character!

Of course though Gifford isn't really dead. He's just having an extended out of body experience. To see it done better, watch the Family Guy episode where Death pulls Peter out of this body on the golf course.

Read the review at IdiotsGuideToCentrelink.

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Comment #1: Saturday, March, 8, 2008 at 08:22:34

Breeni Books

Okay, this review definitely gave me the giggles! "