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Recent book haiku

MH-53E Sea Dragons by Denny Von Finn

Sea Dragons Fly High
On a mission to protect
Serving our nation.

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Bedtime tale, "epic",
Campy swashbuck'ler, satire?
All, plus life lessons!
(QuestingforaQuest)

Pathfinder Adventure Path #25: The Bastards of Erebus by James Jacobs

Suck Suck Suck Suck Suck
Suck Suck Suck Suck Suck Suck Suck
Why So Expensive?

Bloody Streets: London Vampire by Billy Helston

Sticky fingers plunge
into red strawberry jam.
Her tongue licks his clean.
(Billy Helston)

Long Arm of the Law: Jack the Ripper by Billy Helston

Jack the Ripper stole
Mary Jeanette Kelly's heart.
Because he loved her.
(Billy Helston)

Book of the Law by Aleister Crowley

Had! Show the heavens.
Nu! Conceal the snake in hell.
Abrahadabra!
(paradoxosalpha)

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

Live life with reason. / The cosmos doesn't need you. / Be still. Watch. Listen. (johnxlibris)

The Regatta Mystery by Agatha Christie

Nine short stories with
three of Agatha Christie's
best-known detectives.
(passion4reading)

Heal Your Body by Louise Hay

How think ye? Ye well?
If not, a new thought pattern
May be the answer!

生命之樹卡巴拉:西方神祕學的魔法根本 by 約翰・麥克 格里爾 [John Michael Greer]

From the East comes Light --
Now Seattle to Taipei:
Wisdom's long Fall journey.

Helena by Evelyn Waugh

RC ancient Brits?
Constantine's mother gets cross
in the Holy Land.
(thorold)

The Trial of Jan Hus: Medieval Heresy and Criminal Procedure by Thomas A. Fudge

Roman Catholic Priest
Fought The Pope Before Luther
Was Then Burned Alive
(mtrigsted)

Willie Mays: The Life, The Legend by James S. Hirsch

The Best of All Time
Was Blessed with Speed and Power
Will Always Be a Giant
(mtrigsted)

Mastadonia by Clifford D. Simak

Dog travels through time
to gnaw on dinosaur bones;
owner then follows...
(LeBoeuf)

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Student with an axe:
Napoleon or madman?
Siberian gaol.
(Michael.Rimmer)

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Good boy gone bad in
this novel: comic version
removes most drama.
(legallypuzzled)

The Night Parade by Scott Ciencin

Cardboard characters
fighting random enemies.
Why would you read this?

Crimson Shore by Douglas Preston

Stolen wine whining
Pendergast's hit and big miss
Larger evil lurks
(hardboiled)

Dragonscale Leggings by Freya Pickard

overlapping scales
fit tightly around her legs
she kills, she is clothed
© Freya Pickard 2016

Vintrig's Kingdom (Isu Magan) (Volume 1) by Freya Pickard

wind carried hexes
scour sky colourless, spell
bitterness below
haiku © Freya Pickard 2016

The Essence of Thyme (Dragonscale Diversions Book 1) by Freya Pickard

knotted spell undone
love restored and nightmares tamed
blood shed so freely
haiku © Freya Pickard 2016

Insides (Dragonscale Delvings Book 1) by Freya Pickard

eggshell thin fragile
touch me and I will shatter
empty, blank inside
haiku © Freya Pickard 2016

The Rusalka Ritual and Other Stories (Dragonscale Dimensions Book 1) by Freya Pickard

five tales of danger
myths, emotions and magic;
dracomagan stands
© Freya Pickard 2016

Parlement en politiek - cursusboek bij de gelijknamige televisiecursus van de Stichting Teleac by J.Th.J. van den Berg

eens in de vier jaar
kiezen wij de Tweede, maar
niet de Eerste, nee

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

Lacking a legacy
Joseph's sister Shechem's wife
Was a Wise woman
(Lesley_Barker)

The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson

Unsettling stories
that make one think about the
monster in us all.
(passion4reading)

La apelación by John Grisham

porque los jueces
no deben ser electos
por voto gente
(gneo flavio)

SS-GB by Len Deighton

Douglas Archer solves
scientist's death in Nazi-
occupied Britain.
(passion4reading)

SS-GB by Len Deighton

Douglas Archer solves
scientist's death in Nazi-
occupied Britain.
(passion4reading)

Oscar Wilde and the Nest of Vipers by Gyles Brandreth

C'est l'imperfection qui fait la perfection d'un homme... et d'un meurtre.

A Woman's Life by Guy de Maupassant

Pauvre petite Jeanne. Les trahisons et ses peines. Ni bonnes ni mauvaises.

Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood

Felix seeks revenge. 
Has jailbirds stage The Tempest.
Entraps his foes! Ha!

The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien

a book once read -- upside down | stories get -- dead forgotten

The Woman In White by Wilkie Collins

Identity theft,
money, madness, hidden crimes –
a Collins classic.
(passion4reading – thank you, wisewoman)

The Woman In White by Wilkie Collins

The Woman in White.
Count Fosco controls it all,
but Marian wins!
(rretzler)

The Visual Non Visuals by Vangjel Canga

A gentle journey
My heart through all the seasons
Enjoys in beauty
(Vanca)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Down the rabbit hole,
Alice ponders madness that
unfolds strange places.
(@kristilabrie)

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Call me Ishmael.
Score: Whale 1, Ahab 0.
I alone returned.
(bertilak)

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

There and back again:
pirates, gold and adventures!
The sea-cook's the star.
(ed.pendragon)

The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman

Heroine suffers.
But in the end it's only
Midi-chlorians.
(Noisy)

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Estate agent gets
It in the neck. Should avoid
Transylvania.
(abbottthomas)

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Dinner at the Count's.
Should be fun. No, don't bother
to bring any wine.
(Carnophile)

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Unread I hold it,
a new Saunders book is come.
My evening expands.
(SomeGuyInVirginia)

The Odyssey by Homer

Greek hero of Troy
Takes long time getting back home
Having  adventures.
(pickupsticks)

The Odyssey by Homer

Son wants his Paw home;
Paw away on business trip--
Sneaks home for bloodbath.
(LeBoeuf)

The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout

Did Bob kill father?
Did Zach act out a hate crime?
And what about Jim?

The Third Policeman 2nd (second) printing Edition by O'Brien, Flann published by Dalkey Archive Pr (2002)

a book once read -- upside down | stories get -- much forgotten

Ghost No More: a memoir by CeeCee James

Little Girl Broken...once scared and afraid, but now...beauty from ashes (SunshineonMe)

Wind / Pinball: Two Novels by Haruki Murakami

Du bist im Pinball /
Deine Reise durchs Leben /
ein Multiball Blues

The Turner House by Angela Flournoy

Viola, Francis 
Raise thirteen. Detroit home.
Raze, sell, or keep?
(sibyx)

The Long Ships by Frans G. Bengtsson

Meet valiant Orm:
smart and strong, cunning and kind,
leader among men.
(sibyx)

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard

Hut, village, market town,
Kingdom, Republic, Empire,
Rome, unstoppable.
(sibyx)

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson

They come overmatched Think easy job, not so Leave disheartened (foof2you)

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Nameless narrator
marries wealthy widower;
haunting Rebecca.

Megasaga by Walter Jesson

Unlikely events
at the dawn of the Rimmers -
interesting, though.
- Michael Rimmer

Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

Moon in seven parts
Destroys all life on the Earth
But man will survive
A seven-piece moon
A bombardment of the Earth
Humans must survive
The Moon is destroyed
Humans escape to cold Space
From Seven, many
(T4NK)

Bryant & May: Strange Tide by Christopher Fowler

Dying in the Thames
No connections but water
Bryant shows the way
(T4NK)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling

Does it still count as
a British School Story if
they camp the whole time?
(CathWhitney)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling

Just broke into a
bank vault and stole a dragon.
Pretty normal day.
(CathWhitney)

Sweet Story by Carlton Mellick III

Children should know to
be careful what you wish for.
You might end the world.
(yoyogod)

Finisterre by Graham Hurley

Moves and countermoves –
the endgame of World War II
is played on two fronts.
(passion4reading)

In the Company of Cheerful Ladies by Alexander McCall Smith

Ladies detectives
Fix up all with perfect ease.
Happy Correctives.
(darcette)

Middlemarch by George Eliot

dorothea cares
in a world not quite ready
to accept her views

Noemi Waits For Tomorrow (Bedtime Babies) (Volume 1) by pb&J

What Will Tomorrow Bring Her
New Adventures to discover New Questions Asked
Tomorrow Will Bring Her Today
(PBandJ)

The Uccello Connection by Estelle Ryan

Fibonacci art.
Jenny finds lying psycho.
War is averted.
(rretzler)

In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen

Dead in Farleigh Field
A parachutist is found.
Perhaps Nazi spy?
(rretzler)

Consider by Kristy Acevedo

crap crap crap crap crap,
crap crap crap crap crap crap crap,
crap crap crap crap crap

Black Water Lilies by Michel Bussi

Trois, deux, un font un. La mort frappe à Giverny. Un, deux, trois font un.

Venus in Copper by Lindsey Davis

Ex-slaves plot murder
Turbot steamed in ginger broth
Falco entertains!

The Giant, O'Brien by Hilary Mantel

Anatomist John
Hunter befriends the Giant –
he's after his bones.
(passion4reading)

HHhH by Laurent Binet

A Slovak and a
Czech carefully plan Heydrich's
assassination.
(passion4reading)

HHhH by Laurent Binet

Jozef Gabĉík and
Jan Kubiŝ – remember their
names and bravery.
(passion4reading)

A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin

Winter is coming.
who cares? lets kill everyone
valar morghulis
(miketopper)

A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin

New guys ev'ry page
Don't even try to keep track
They're going to die
(mazeway)

A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

Long suffering Starks,
betrayal is always near,
beware Lannisters.
(leahdawn)

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Don't get lost in the
woods: they're cold and all sorts of
foul creatures hunt there.
(passion4reading)

Coco Butternut by Joe R. Lansdale

When Hap and Leonard
swap cash for a deceased dog
things go wrong quickly.
(yoyogod)

Smoking Poppy by Graham Joyce

Daughter disappeared,
Son gone evangelistic,
Dad is in despair.

Two-Gether: A Guide to the Piano for Adult Beginners and Their Teachers by Robert T Marchand

There's more to playing the piano than playing the right notes.

The Anatomy of Dessert: With a Few Notes on Wine by Edward Bunyard

Tastes of raspberries, 
tints of pears in black and white.
A peach and a plum.
(sefronius)

Going Postal by Terry Pratchett

It seems criminals
Are government workers, but
Are they any good?
(espadrile)

The Last Confession of Thomas Hawkins by Antonia Hodgson

Thomas Hawkins is
accused of murdering his
neighbour. Will he hang?
(passion4reading)

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

Carrie's in rehab
Billie is the greatest child
Grim hilarity

Eggtooth by Solla Carrock

Impenetrable
forest! Must chop path to Sun
to find inner peace.

Come to Dust by Bracken MacLeod

Dead children rise up.
Living adults quake in fear,
but love conquers all.
(yoyogod)

My Cleaner by Maggie Gee

Son has a breakdown
Ugandan Nanny comes back
Mom, you asked for it!

The King's Exile by Andrew Swanston

Thomas Hill faces
arrest and deportation
on trumped-up charges.
(passion4reading)

Suicide Squad [2016 movie] by David Ayer

Villains Always Bad.
Team up, fight the big bad witch.
Save Midway City.

Having the Builders In by Reay Tannahill

Dame Constance builds wing
For son and bride to be. Ho!
Bride loves another?

Snapshot by Brandon Sanderson

Snapshot detective
Seeks criminal evidence
Finds more than he thought
(Allama)

Forests: The Shadow of Civilization by Robert Pogue Harrison

Forest, our dark side,
Should it serve or be left wild?
Enemy? Friend? Both?
(sibyx)

The Relic Master by Christopher Buckley

Tongue, toe, nail and shroud
Save your soul? Kiss a relic!
Oops, lost one. Make fake?
(sibyx)

The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz

lisbeth salander
computrix extraordinaire
hunts her evil twin
(sibyx)

Wild roads : a New Zealand journey by Bruce Ansley

Seeking out the way
the road and the adventure
always run ahead
(Kitty3)

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

It's alive... or dead.
AI or human? Who cares!
She, or he, is BREQ!
(pickupsticks)

The King's Spy by Andrew Swanston

Thomas Hill's the new
royal cryptographer. Can
he find the traitor?
(passion4reading)

Death Magic by C.S. Quinn

Charlie Tuesday must
find a murderer before
an innocent dies.
(passion4reading)

The Plague Charmer by Karen Maitland

"For a terrible
price I will save your village."
Will anyone pay?
(passion4reading)

History of My Life, Vols. 5 & 6 by Giacomo Girolamo Casanova

Forget the legend;/ footloose stalker drones and drones./ No Cyrano, he.

The Supernatural Enhancements by Edgar Cantero

The Blair Witch Project
meets Edgar Allan Poe meets
The X-Files. All clear?
(passion4reading)

 
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