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Reading List - Feb '21

What I've Read This Month

Here's what I read in February... (Reviews are copied and pasted from my Goodreads account.)

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Journey to Dyatlov Pass: An Explanation of the Mystery by Keith McCloskey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Open minded overview of the Dyatlov Pass incident and the various theories surrounding it. The narrative is pushed along by an account of the author's trip to the pass itself, written in a very accessible style, which helps the reader get a grip on the distances and context involved.



A Compelling Unknown Force - The Dyatlov Pass Incident: AKA "Six Hours to Live" by Clark Wilkins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Well presented and well reasoned solution to the mystery. The writing style worked perfectly to build a creeping sense of dread, without undermining the simplicity of the theory. It ultimately fell short for me in explaining why they would abandon the tent for the tree line - and the pressure put on police by party officials to declare the case closed.



The Dyatlov Pass Incident by Alexander Popoff
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This short read is worth checking out for a theory I haven't seen elsewhere - lightning strikes!



Death of Nine: The Dyatlov Pass Mystery by Launton Anderson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Really clear and accessible introduction to the case and the available evidence.



The UFO From Dyatlov Pass by Maxim Kolychev
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Interesting read and makes about as much sense as any of the mainstream explanations!



RUSSIA'S ROSWELL INCIDENT: And Other Amazing UFO Cases From The Former Soviet Union by Paul Stonehill Philip Mantle
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Packed full of cases I hadn't come across before!



In Defense of the Contactees: The Questions Answered! by Michel Zirger
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lots of detailed research synthesised into a Q&A style approach. Very interesting and lots of food for thought.



Authenticating the George Adamski Case: The Desert Center Investigation: A Companion to the Book "We Are Here!" by Michel Zirger
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Adamski's is one of those cases that everybody *knows* has been thoroughly debunked so, for the most part, we don't need to look at it in any great detail. Michel Zirger's comprehensive research strips away that certainty and had me reassessing the case.

Did Adamski meet a spaceman from Venus that day? I don't know. Did he meet a stranger from a craft Adamski believed to be from Venus? It seems increasingly likely.



As the weather slowly starts to improve, check out David Scarfe's The Wild Book - outdoor activities to unleash your inner child. Fill out the Gleam widget below for your chance to win a hardback copy.

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Comments

  1. I love crime thrillers and enjoyed reading Strangers by CL Taylor

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  2. Margaret Clarkson
    I really enjoyed "The Thursday Murder Club" by Richard Osman. It started off light and funny and then had many twists with a lot of issues to think about. It was easy to read and hugely entertaining and I liked all the protagonists very much.

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  3. Started tess Gerristen - wirkingmy way through them all

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  4. Yes i am always reading something at the Moment im into stephen king

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  5. A couple of books by Dilly Court, easy reading

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  6. The Librarian of Auschwitz - emotional!

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  7. At the moment I'm reading 'can you see me?' it's fantastic

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  8. I'm re-reading the Song of Fire & Ice series at the moment

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  9. Yes the I read the hobbit from the beginging again such a good book.

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  10. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

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  11. I am reading The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollinghurst. It is excellent

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  12. I've just revisited my childhood and read Anne of Green Gables! (Actually I gifted my granddaughter it and decided to read it again myself)

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  13. Great giveaway,Good Luck everyone.

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  14. A friend of mine self published a couple of books in a series that she has written. I was really surprised by how good they and how I didn't want to put the book down! It's a sort of Harry Potter meets martial arts kind of series about a character called Mark Vardy

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  15. yes ive just finished slave girl fab read and true story

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  16. I've been reading a couple of Lee Child books

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  17. im going to start reading cilka's journey which follows on from the tattooist oof Auschwitz

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  18. I’m currently reading Tidelands which so far is pretty good.

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