Book List - Books Read 2014

Club Book Lists  My Book Lists  Watched Lists  
Books Read 2014
List created by Rodger P. (rapayn01) - , on Dec 30, 2013
List Votes: 1 Books: 31 Contributors: 1 Watchers: 0 List Type: Open
1

Rodger P. (rapayn01) - ,
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Released from prison, Shadow finds his world turned upside down. His wife has been killed; a mysterious stranger offers him a job. But Mr. Wednesday, who knows more about Shadow than is possible, warns that a storm is coming -- a battle for the very soul of America . . . and they are in its...  more

Book Votes: 0
2

Rodger P. (rapayn01) - ,
Bank Shot by Donald E. Westlake
No description available.

Book Votes: 0
3

Rodger P. (rapayn01) - ,
The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced By War by Andrew Bacevich
In this provocative new book, Andrew Bacevich warns of a dangerous dual obsession that has taken hold of Americans, conservatives and liberals alike. It is a marriage of militarism and utopian ideology--of unprecedented military might wed to a blind faith in the universality of American values. ...  more

Book Votes: 0
4

Rodger P. (rapayn01) - ,
The Blonde by Duane Swierczynski
The night before a big meeting, Jack Eisley is sitting in an airport bar in Philadelphia, chatting up a pretty young blonde. Sure, Jack has a wife and daughter at home, but this is just a little harmless flirting. Harmless, that is, until the blonde leans forward and says, "I poisoned your...  more

Book Votes: 0
5

Rodger P. (rapayn01) - ,
Bigger Deal: A Year Inside the Poker Boom by Anthony Holden
In the years since Anthony Holden wrote his classic memoir Big Deal, the poker world has changed beyond recognition. In Bigger Deal: A Year Inside the Poker Boom, Holden takes his game on the worldwide tournament circuit to chronicle how the rise of online gaming has completely transformed the...  more

Book Votes: 0
6

Rodger P. (rapayn01) - ,
Indemnity Only (V.I. Warshawski, Bk 1) by Sara Paretsky
Meeting an anonymous client late on a sizzling  summer night is asking for trouble. But trouble is Chicago private eye V.I. Warshwski's specialty.   Her client says he's the prominent banker, John Thayer. Turns out he's not. He says his...  more

Book Votes: 0
7

Rodger P. (rapayn01) - ,
Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy
An epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America's westward expansion, Blood Meridian brilliantly subverts the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the "wild west." Based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s,...  more

Book Votes: 0
8

Rodger P. (rapayn01) - ,
Lucky at Cards by Lawrence Block
Bill Maynard is a card mechanic (cheater) who took a beating in Chicago and now is in serious need of some dental work. He finds it in an unnamed burg on the road to New York, and he also finds a nice little poker game. But who wanders into the game but one of the player's wives -- who just...  more

Book Votes: 0
9

Rodger P. (rapayn01) - ,
The Ministry of Fear by Graham Greene
"A Master Thriller" Time Magazine-- "It must be his heart. He couldn't stand the excitement" "I'm afraid not," Dr. Forester said, "he has been murdered". "Impossible. The door was locked." "It's a pity," Dr. Forester said, "but there's a very simple explanation of that. One of us did it."...  more

Book Votes: 0
10

Rodger P. (rapayn01) - ,
The Judas Goat (Spenser, Bk 5) by Robert B. Parker
Spenser has gone to London -- and not to see the Queen. He's gone to track down a bunch of bombers who've blown away his client's wife and kids. His job is to catch them. Or kill them. His client isn't choosy. But there are nine killers to one Spenser -- long odds. Hawk helps...  more

Book Votes: 0
11

Rodger P. (rapayn01) - ,
Mockingjay (Hunger Games, Bk 3) by Suzanne Collins
MY NAME IS KATNISS EYERDEEN. WHY AM I NOT DEAD? I SHOULD BE DEAD. Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss's family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist. There are...  more

Book Votes: 0
12

Rodger P. (rapayn01) - ,
Find a Victim (Lew Archer, Bk 5) by Ross Macdonald
Las Cruces wasn’t a place most travelers would think to stop. But after Lew Archer plays the good samaritan and picks up a bloodied hitchhiker, he finds himself in town for a few days awaiting a murder inquest. A hijacked truck full of liquor and an evidence box full of marijuana, $20,000...  more

Book Votes: 0
13

Rodger P. (rapayn01) - ,
State of Siege by Eric Ambler
No description available.

Book Votes: 0
14

Rodger P. (rapayn01) - ,
Dirty Tricks (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard) by Michael Dibdin
A comedy of manners, a mystery thriller, and a sardonic satire whose deliciously unscrupulous narrator claims that everything he did regarding his victims was “market-led,” Dirty Tricks is pure entertainment from one of the most inventive writers around.When the nameless narrator...  more

Book Votes: 0
15

Rodger P. (rapayn01) - ,
Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the National Security State by Garry Wills
No description available.

Book Votes: 0
16

Rodger P. (rapayn01) - ,
Black Cherry Blues (Dave Robicheaux, Bk 3) by James Lee Burke
Ex-cop Dave Robicheaux: his wife has been murdered and now they're after his little girl. From the Louisiana bayou to Montana's tribal lands, he's running from the bottle, a homicide rap, a professional killer... and the demons of his past. Dave Robicheaux's friend, Dixie Lee Pugh, needs his...  more

Book Votes: 0
17

Rodger P. (rapayn01) - ,
Djibouti: A Novel by Elmore Leonard
Documentary filmmaker Dara Barr is at the top of her game and looking for bigger challenges. That?s why she?s come to Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa, with her right-hand man, six-foot-six, seventy-two-year-old African American seafarer Xavier LeBo, to film modern-day pirates hijacking merchant...  more

Book Votes: 0
18

Rodger P. (rapayn01) - ,
Mourner by Richard Stark
The statue wore white and grieved. Parker wasnt interested in its sentimental value. The thief cared more about retrieving a certain gun that came with it, the one he had used in a previous crime that could incriminate him. By the time Parker comes face to face with the 16-inch-tall alabaster...  more

Book Votes: 0
19

Rodger P. (rapayn01) - ,
Extra Innings: More Baseball Between the Numbers from the Team at Baseball Prospectus...
In 1996, a brassy young team of experts produced a guide to baseball statistics. Printed on a photocopier, its distribution, which was in the low 300s, was limited to friends, family, and die-hard stat-heads. Fifteen years later, the Baseball Prospectus annual regularly hits the NY Times...  more

Book Votes: 0
20

Rodger P. (rapayn01) - ,
Knots and Crosses (Inspector Rebus, Bk 1) by Ian Rankin
Detective John Rebus. His city is being terrorized by a baffling series of murders, and he isn't just a cop trying to catch a killer -- he's the man who holds all of the pieces of the puzzle.

Book Votes: 0
21

Rodger P. (rapayn01) - ,
The Constant Gardener by John Le Carre
No description available.

Book Votes: 0
22

Rodger P. (rapayn01) - ,
Horseman, Pass by (Southwest Landmark, No 1) by Larry McMurtry
We missed the movie, but the book struck us as more about Lonnie than Hud. Told from a 17-year-old's point of view, Hud emerges as ruthless, cold and mean. He is the kind of fellow we love to hate. A McMurtry book is very special. HORSEMAN, PASS BY won overwhelming acclaim, and subsequent...  more

Book Votes: 0
23

Rodger P. (rapayn01) - ,
The Scarlet Ruse (Travis McGee, Bk 14) by John D. MacDonald
Travis McGee is too busy with his houseboat to pay attention to the little old man with the missing postage stamps. Except these are no ordinary stamps. They are rare stamps. Four hundred thousand dollars worth of rare. And if McGee doesn't recognize their value, perhaps Mary Alice McDermit...  more

Book Votes: 0
24

Rodger P. (rapayn01) - ,
The Rule of the Clan: What an Ancient Form of Social Organization Reveals About the F...
A lively, wide-ranging meditation on human development that offers surprising lessons for the future of modern individualism, The Rule of the Clan examines the constitutional principles and cultural institutions of kin-based societies from medieval Iceland to modern Pakistan.  Mark Weiner, an...  more

Book Votes: 0
25

Rodger P. (rapayn01) - ,
Tears of Autumn (Paul Christopher, Bk 2) by Charles McCarry
Paul Christopher, at the height of his powers as a secret agent, believes he knows who arranged the assassination and why. His theory is so destructive of the legend of the dead president, though, and so dangerous to the survival of foreign policy that he is ordered to desist from investigating....  more

Book Votes: 0
26

Rodger P. (rapayn01) - ,
Darkness, Take My Hand (Kenzie and Gennaro, Bk 2) by Dennis Lehane
The master of the new noir, Dennis Lehane magnificently evokes the dignity and savagery of working-class Boston in this terrifying tale of darkness and redemption. Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro's latest client is a prominent Boston psychiatrist running scared from a vengeful Irish...  more

Book Votes: 0
27

Rodger P. (rapayn01) - ,
D is for Deadbeat (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 4) by Sue Grafton
He called himself Alvin Limardo, and the job he had for Kinsey was cut-and-dried: locate a kid who'd done him a favor and pass on a check for $25,000. It was only later, after he'd stiffed her for her retainer, that Kinsey found out his name was Daggett. John Daggett. Ex-con. Inveterate liar....  more

Book Votes: 0
28

Rodger P. (rapayn01) - ,
Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
"Right Ho, Jeeves" is P. G. Wodehouse's full-length novel featuring his most beloved character, Jeeves. At the outset we find Bertie Wooster returning from Cannes to discover that Gussie Fink-Nottle has been regularly visiting Jeeves to ask his advice in matters of the heart. Gussie is in love...  more

Book Votes: 0
29

Rodger P. (rapayn01) - ,
Inherent Vice: A Novel by Thomas Pynchon
Unabridged CDs • 13 CDs, 15 hours Part noir, part psychedelic romp, all Thomas Pynchon-private eye Doc Sportello comes, occasionally, out of a marijuana haze to watch the end of an era as free love slips away and paranoia creeps in with the L. A. fog.

Book Votes: 0
30

Rodger P. (rapayn01) - ,
Baseball Prospectus 2014 by Baseball Prospectus
The bestselling annual baseball preview from the smartest analysts in the business The essential guide to the 2014 baseball season is on deck now, and whether you're a fan or fantasy player?or both?you won't be properly informed without it. Baseball Prospectus 2014 brings together an elite...  more

Book Votes: 0
31

Rodger P. (rapayn01) - ,
The Children of Men by P. D. James
The novel begins in England, in 2021, in a world where all human males have become sterile and no child can ever be born again. The final generation has turned twenty-five and civilization is giving way to strange faiths and cruelties, mass suicides, and despair. Theodore Faron, Oxford historian...  more

Book Votes: 0

List Comments

Type your comment about this list into the box below, then click the Save button(Must be logged in)
Note: There is a 255-character limit for each comment: