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Mycroft Holmes
Mycroft Holmes | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Anna Waterhouse
A new novel written by NBA All-Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar! Fresh out of Cambridge University, the young Mycroft Holmes is already making a name ​ ​for himself in government, working for the Secretary of State for War. Yet this most British of civil servants has strong ties to the faraway island of Trinidad, the birthplace of his best friend, Cyrus Douglas, a man of African descent, and where his fiancée Georgiana Sutton was raised. Mycroft’s comfortable existence is overturned when Douglas receives troubling reports ​ from home. There are rumors of mysterious disappearances, strange footprints in the sand, and spirits enticing children to their deaths, their bodies found drained of blood. Upon hearing the news, Georgiana abruptly departs for Trinidad. Near panic, Mycroft convinces Douglas that they should follow her, drawing the two men into a web of dark secrets that grows more treacherous with each step they take... Written by NBA superstar Kareem Abdul- Jabbar and screenwriter Anna Waterhouse, Mycroft Holmes reveals the untold story of Sherlock’s older brother. This harrowing adventure changed his life, and set the ​ stage for the man Mycroft would become: founder of the famous Diogenes Club and the hidden power behind the British government.
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Traci1
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I really enjoyed this one. It was a bit slow in a couple of spots, but otherwise it was a terrific introduction to the series. I will definitely continue with book two.

Laura317 I keep looking at this to buy. I think I‘ll grab it next time I see it. 😊 1mo
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Liatrek
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I keep telling myself don‘t buy anymore books 😱😱😱 but ThriftBooks makes it so easy!

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Mitch
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Winter is a great time of a bit of Sherlock! Fog filled streets and a nip in the air! I‘ve not tried these....tempted though !

https://crimereads.com/kareem-abdul-jabbar-and-the-evolving-sherlock-canon/

wanderinglynn I had no idea he was writing Sherlockian stories! 9mo
Mitch @wanderinglynn me too! I‘m going to give it a go! 9mo
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inthegreensandblues
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The Holmes brothers for #favoritefictionalsiblings. I love Mycroft in this adaptation. Tagged book is in my TBR stack!
#newhogwartsadventure
@vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻❤️ 10mo
vkois88 I need to read AND watch more of this series! I can honestly (and ashamedly) say I don't think I've read ANY... and I've only seen a couple of episodes. But I LOVE Benedict Cumberbatch 10mo
inthegreensandblues @vkois88 I haven't read a lot of the original myself. There is a collection read by Stephen Fry on Audible that I've thought about getting. But I love Holmes adaptations and this is a good one. 😄 10mo
vkois88 Oooh, I like Stephen Fry so I may have to check that out 10mo
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Tanner
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I loved reading Sherlock Holmes stories when I was younger. This should be interesting.

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jckphnx
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It could never be as finely written as a true Victorian novel, but Abdul-Jabar's take on the great detective's brother flawlessly captures the spirit and adventure of Arthur Conan Doyle while bringing enough modern flare and concerns to this antiquated world.

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Gezemice
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Apparently I am Mycroft Holmes. Well, I am the opposite of well-connected and my circles are far from elite... and I am only marginally interested in politics... I guess the other half fits... somewhat. Silly quiz... but fun. I do like Mycroft in the series. In the books, he barely shows up.

https://bookriot.com/2018/05/22/sherlock-holmes-character-quiz/

HBD Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Leniverse I got him too. I guess as far as Sherlock Holmes side characters go... I am the older, responsible sibling, and as much as I'd like to be Irene Adler, I guess I am more of a Mycroft. 😂 14mo
Richryan52 I got inspector Lestrade 14mo
vivastory I got Lestrade 14mo
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Gezemice @Leniverse I think I might have wanted to be Irene Adler if she wore more clothes... yeah, Mycroft, lol. 😉👍 14mo
Gezemice @Richryan52 @vivastory I like Lestrade! 14mo
Richryan52 I writes Holmes pastiches and he figures prominently in my latest, The Druid of Death 14mo
tournevis I got Mycroft too. Thing is this describes fanric and tv show Mycroft but not canonical Mycroft. And I'm not comfortable with non-canonical Mycroft. 14mo
Gezemice @Richryan52 That sounds like fun! 14mo
Richryan52 Check it out. My other pastiches are The Vatican Cameos and The Stone of Destiny 14mo
Gezemice @tournevis Well I just listened to His Last Bow, and in there Mycroft is described as he is the government and they all come to him. That‘s the only story he figures significantly. In an earlier one he helps Sherlock in a case... that‘s all I can recall. 14mo
Gezemice @Richryan52 I will take a look, thanks! 14mo
tournevis @Gezemice And that's about it. He shows up in a couple other stories, never much. He's not a developped character, at all. 14mo
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Suewise314
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Better than I expected. Looking forward to sequel!

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍Hope you enjoy it here! 14mo
Chelleo Welcome! Checkout #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. They‘re great and should help you get settled in. Follow @LitsyHappenings to find out about various challenges, buddy reads, meet-ups and swaps taking place. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 14mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻😊 14mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome 🎉⭐️🙌🏻 14mo
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Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 14mo
Bronte_Chintz Welcome to Litsy! Hope you love it here! 14mo
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CSeydel
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Congratulations @Endowarrior21 on your milestone! Thanks for hosting a giveaway! Good luck everyone 😉 #endowarriors21giveaway

My three TBR picks are:
Mycroft Holmes, by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Meddling Kids, by Edgar Cantero
Bear town, by Fredrik Backman

thereadingowlvina Mycroft Holmes is an enjoyable read! Loved it! 😊 1y
Endowarrior21 Entered 1y
CSeydel @Endowarrior21 thank you! Congratulations 😊🎉 1y
CSeydel @thereadingowlvina I am really looking forward to reading it! I‘m hoping our book club picks it next month. Otherwise I‘ll just have to squeeze it in sometime... (edited) 1y
saresmoore This is on my Kindle, just taunting me! 1y
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Chelsey
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In honor of my hate reading of this book and several others in the past year I am making a book related New year's resolution. I don't generally do that, but I finished too many books that I didn't enjoy last year. This coming year I resolve to put the book down and not finish it if I'm not enjoying it. Even if I'm half way through and I want the finish for my year-end pages read. Life's too short to read bad books.

Lova I agree. I have a compulsion to finish whatever books I start as well and I end up reading nothing because I‘m avoiding reading more of a book I‘m not enjoying. And I waste so much time that way. I second your New Years resolution! 2y
Christine11 I totally agree. There‘s just no point sometimes I think to finish it if you‘ve given it a fair try but I understand the compulsion to want to complete it ! 2y
AWahle The older I get, the more I am willing to say I just don't have any more energy to devote to books that aren't for me. I'll never ever finish my TBR as it is. 2y
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Christyco125
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Interesting take on the Holmes brothers‘ dynamic. I‘m a big fan of the BBC show and I always found Mycroft stiff and without personality. I liked that the story flushed out Mycroft. #2017christyread

Cortg I like the photo! 2y
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thereadingowlvina
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I started this book with a #skeptical mindset but I stand corrected after I finished it. Who would have thought that a #formerNBA superstar could write?! I enjoyed this book right from beginning; it was such an #engaging and #unputdownable book!

#booknerd #booknerdigan #bookphotography #bookart #read150 #yycreads #canadareads #bookworm #readinglife #mystery #historicalfiction #victorianera #kareemabduljabbar #annawaterhouse #calgarylibrary

IamIamIam I read an article a few months ago about this book. Jabbar said he would have been a writer years ago if basketball hadn't gotten in the way!! 😂 2y
thereadingowlvina @IamIamIam Ha, that's too funny! But he sure has a flair for writing! I still can't believe how good this book was 😄 2y
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jpmcwisemorgan
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#LitsyPSA: It‘s on sale today as a Kindle ebook. I‘ve had it for awhile and I really need to read it. This is just a reminder.

DGRachel It was surprisingly good. 2y
jpmcwisemorgan @DGRachel The next pre-readathon event is to read a book that‘s been on your TBR for a year/more than a year so I think I‘m going to read this one. 2y
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GypsyKat
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DGRachel I enjoyed the book. 😊 2y
mjdowens LOL. I thought everyone knew. I bought his Sherlock Holmes book about two years ago. My bad for not saying anything sooner 2y
NCNY KAJ is the coolest. 2y
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MisterWhitaker
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LOVED this book! I really liked that Abdul-Jabar/Waterhouse used the Holmes framework as a means to shine a light on people off color in a time period where we are sorely underrepresented outside of slave narratives. You also get a cracking good mystery, and the usual Sherlockian mind tricks, but Mycroft is WAY more fun because he isn't as four.

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Chelsey
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Oh it was just so tremendously bad. It started out passable, but it just deteriorated from there.

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Chelsey
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I'm headed to the Caribbean on my first ever cruise and my first time out of the country in 13 years. This is what I've got queued up on my audible, several of which I have as E-books as well. It's the best of both worlds. Anyway, I've got a credit burning a hole in my pocket; metaphorically of course. What should I get with it? I don't do much beach reading. What do you all like to read while lounging with a fruity drink?

Joanne1 Something light and funny perhaps? 2y
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raeintheworld
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While admittedly a sucker for all things Sherlockian, I really enjoyed this exploration of the smarter Holmes brother. It's a fascinating look at racism in Britain and her colonies and the illegal slave trade after the slave trade is "abolished." I listened to it on audible and the reader was excellent.

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raeintheworld
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I'm listening to Mycroft Holmes and it kicks ass!

MrBook 😎👌🏻 3y
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k.reads
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What a fun book! Abdul-Jabbar has a clear knowledge and love of all things Holmesian, taking typical Holmes tropes and giving them a twist to tell his take on the story of the elder Holmes brother, Mycroft. Waterhouse is a screenwriter and it definitely shows. The plot moves along at a cinematic clip and the book even includes a chase scene or two for good measure. The dialogue & descriptions were a bit bumpy at times, but all in all worth a read!

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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First book finished in 2017! I enjoyed it mostly because of twists at the end I wasn't expecting. I literally listened to the last third in two days time, without ever getting in my car. At the end I put other pressing things off to finish. But it's a slow burn ...

Longer review https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1767433089 - feel free to add me!
#mountbr

LitHousewife Thanks for your review of this audiobook. I've been dancing around it since it was released. When the time comes that I take the plunge I'll be prepared. 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @LitHousewife You're welcome! Hope you enjoy it when you get to it. 📚📚👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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I started this audio yesterday and I quite like it so far. Abdul-Jabbar has an intro at the beginning and essentially says, "don't let your mind wander listener, you'll miss something." Challenge taken!

#audiobook #mycroft #holmesian

Buddys_Momma I liked this book. Had the pleasure of seeing him in person earlier this year when he was in town discussing his book. What a gentleman! 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Buddys_Momma Oh nice! It's always interesting to see what authors are like in real life. Nice to know he was a good guy. 3y
DGRachel I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. I hope you enjoy it, too! 3y
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k.reads
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Sunday morning donuts & book 👍🏼

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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These are my audiobook plans for December. Trying to listen to stuff I bought a while ago! #wanttoreadinDec #audiobooks #seasonsreadings2016

jpmcwisemorgan I keep meaning to read the Mycroft Holmes book. I started it but got distracted by a lot of other books. I'm going to use December to finish the books I've started, I think. Let me know how it is as an audio book. 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @jpmcwisemorgan I'll post about it when I get there! I get distracted too ... 😜 3y
valeriegeary Interested in hearing what you think of Breaking Wild! It's on my tbr 3y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @valeriegeary I'm sure I will post here! 3y
valeriegeary I'll make sure to keep an eye out! 😄 3y
PurpleyPumpkin Nice list!👍🏼 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @valeriegeary I'll try to remember to tag you if my brain will let me! 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @PurpleyPumpkin Thanks. I wanted to get some fun reads in this month! 3y
PurpleyPumpkin Yes, we definitely need those! I'm going to concentrate on Christmas themed books and try to sneak in some other stuff along the way. 🎄 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @PurpleyPumpkin I'm not feeling very Christmasey this year. 😓 3y
PurpleyPumpkin I'm honestly not quite there yet myself. But I find that it helps to read seasonal books and watch seasonal movies. You'll get there, I hope. 💜 3y
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ReadingsByTheC
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I may have gone a little overboard at the Book Outlet sale. This is about a fifth of my order. 😔 #latestbookishbuys #photoadaynov16

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lisaschulte
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So Kareem Abdul-Jabbar co-wrote a novel about Sherlock Holmes' brother. I don't even care if this is good or not, I just love the fact that it exists.

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LEGolasa
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Mehso-so

A fun read, but one could easily replace Mycroft with Sherlock and Douglas with Watson. Quite an adventure (kudos Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), but not enough murder for my tastes 😉

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Lexeegee
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A great tribute to a Sherlock. This adventure featuring his big brother Mycroft was an entertaining and suspenseful adventure.

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Lexeegee
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I am intrigued.

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Matilda
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🔔 and for Sherlock fans Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's recent mystery is $1.99 Amazon/B&N

Donna_sBookMinute I'd forgotten about this one. Never got around to reading it. 3y
sarielizbeth I liked this one, it starts out a little shaky but it's good! 3y
ReadingsByTheC I loved this one! 3y
szainabwilliams I'm so curious about this. I might have to get it. 3y
Matilda @szainabwilliams I've heard people say it was good including a Rioter but I haven't read it. 3y
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LitDrivenGirl
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I love people's reaction when they come in and see this book...Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote a book? (It's not his first btw) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote a Sherlock Holmes book? 😂 Actually it's Sherlock's brother. Sherlock had a brother? Yes 😃! I have this at home too and need to prioritize reading it because I squealed when I found out I was getting it. #SherlockHolmesHasABrotherCoolerThanYours #Sherlock

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VeleenFire
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Mehso-so

Quite a bit of fun, but somehow not as satisfying as the original Sherlock Holmes novels. I really wanted that magical feeling back, but may be I am setting the bar too high? Or may be not, given the mini TV series was so amazingly well done.

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LisaJo
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#augustphotochallenge #currentlyreading Just started this. I love a good Sherlock Holmes telling. In this case Mycroft! And this one is co-authored by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, yes!! that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. 🏀

DGRachel I thought it was really good. Enjoy! 3y
Well-ReadNeck The idea of this book (and being co-authored by KA-J) is so strange and intriguing that I must put it on my TBR immediately! 🤗 3y
Gezemice Oh my! Gotta check this out! 3y
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CynCruz23
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A fun quick treat for any Sherlock fan. Here Mycroft is much more likable (but not negatively so) than his famous brother but both share the same satisfying deducing smugness. Cyrus is the breakout character and I dare say is a superior partner than Watson 💯! Comic series coming soon! 🎉
🌟 8/10

Ellsbeth I had the chance to see Kareem speak at a history conference. He is a very intelligent man with good ideas. 3y
CynCruz23 @Ellsbeth nice! 👍👍👍 3y
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CynCruz23
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Mycroft has always been my favorite character in Sherlock Homles lore so I'm pumped! Also KAJ's other books that I've read were pretty good so I have high hopes for this book 👍

ReadingOver50 Sounds interesting. 3y
CynCruz23 @ReadingOver50 just finished it - I enjoyed it a lot. It was fun and I'm excited to read more from this Holmesian alternate universe 👌 3y
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BestOfFates
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I loved this book! The descriptions of Trinidadian history and beliefs and immigration were so interesting and were folded so well into the Doyle universe. One of my new favorite Holmes stories.

Lindseyastin Love the cover art for this book! 3y
BestOfFates @Lindseyastin I actually didn't even notice the skull until I was posting this review! 3y
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BestOfFates
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"Now is not the time for empty ritual," Holmes thundered. "Now is precisely the time!" Douglas thundered back. "When we ourselves are empty, it is the ritual that turns us human again."

kammartinez Damn. DAMN. 3y
Lindseyastin Want to check this out! 3y
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VeggieLibrarian
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KAJ and Anna Waterhouse have created a great origin story for Mycroft Holmes in this book. I hope they write another Mycroft adventure so we can find out more on the history of the Holmes family.

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JWashington
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Good read, not to long

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JWashington
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So far so good!