Reviews and Blog Posts: corruption

Welcome to paradise, now go to hell : a true story of violence, corruption, and the soul of surfing

by Chas. Smith

DPL Rating:
1

This book was a total let down, and not for lack of potential. The evolution of modern surfing, from its golden days in the ‘50s and ‘60s to the money driven reality it is today, is an intriguing and relevant story.  But when everything is said and done, Welcome to...

Grimpow [the invisible road]

by Rafael Ábalos

DPL Rating:
4

Running away from his abusive uncle's tavern with a known thief and con artist named Durlib, Grimpow now leads the life of a vagabond. They travel from place to place, but have taken shelter for the winter in a cabin in the mountains of France. The year is 1313.  Coming back...

Blind goddess

by Anne Holt

DPL Rating:
4

If you're a fan of Norwegian crime novels, Anne Holt's Hanne Wilhelmsen is a character that you'll want to get to know. Only recently translated (but first published in 1993), Blind Goddess is the first book featuring this tough detective in the Oslo Police Department. (This one takes place many...

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