The Shining Girls, by Lauren Beukes

shining-girlsThe Shining Girls, by Lauren Beukes is a time-travel serial murder novel. So, I love most time-travel novels. I am not a fan of serial murder novels. About halfway through I started skimming: I am almost never interested in how bone-knife-artery-floor interactions work, no matter how literary. The “ordinary life” American history recounted through the time travel device was well-done, but someone like me might often just prefer to read primary sources or work by historians. So, altogether, well-written, but not my genre.

HT: Carmen McCain for recommending

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Economist at Santa Clara University and Director of Friends of African Village Libraries.
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