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reviewed Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Ven.... September 08, 2009
posted in Inspirations
Men Are from Mars
Ok, it's not chocolates nor is it a nightclub! You'd think it's sweet like chocolate or exciting as a club! Well, you are wrong... it's more like sweat and a lot of hard work involved!   …
reviewed Heartbreak. March 25, 2011
Broken heart is good....
This past year, I finally realized that the future can not be manipulated, bent and twisted to one's own desires...The future just happens, and all we can do is to believe that the future holds great …
reviewed "Fallen". June 04, 2011
Faith Mitchell finishes a mandatory computer training program by the Georgia Bureau of Investigations and is late, coming home. Her mother, Evelyn, is caring for Faith's four-month old daughter, …
reviewed Cars 2. June 24, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Cars 2
Honestly, I wasn't a fan of the original “Cars”, it wasn’t bad but I thought it was the weakest Pixar production to date and so I was dumbfounded as to why Pixar would make a sequel …
reviewed You're Next. July 08, 2011
You're Next
Gregg Hurwitz has created a novel with excellent suspense and characterization. The premise is enough to draw a reader to find the answers.      Mike Wingate is abandoned at a park …
reviewed Rookie of the Year. July 20, 2011
Rookie of the Year
There was once a brilliant spoof of this trope on Futurama: The New New York Mets (and for those not familiar with the show, "New New York" is not a typo) sign Leela to rescue their flagging attendance. …
reviewed The Accident. August 17, 2011
The Accident
This was an excellent thriller/mystery until about the last 75 pages then it morphed into something that could have been the plot of Desperate Housewives. The story opens with two women looking for "knock-off" …
reviewed The Fifth Witness. September 03, 2011
The Fifth Witness
Mickey Haller is having a tough time finding paying clients so he's advertising for people having difficulty with foreclosures. He longs for being back in court where he's at his best.   …
reviewed Arrowsmith. September 06, 2011
Lewis Sinclair's Arrowsmith
Martin Arrowsmith enters med school in the early nineteen hundreds in the American Midwest.      We see the difficulty he has with medical and social issues, which friends to have …
reviewed The Art of Fielding: A Novel. October 14, 2011
The Art of Fielding: A Novel
Name checking Steve Blass disease wins Harbach points in my book, in a book about baseball that really isn't about baseball.   If you don't recognize the term, google it, but you might …
reviewed survivors. November 09, 2011
The stock market has a total crash creating skyrocketing inflation, paper money becomes no good, gas stations run dry and nothing is as it was.      This is the scenario of "Survivors" …
reviewed Pompeii: A Novel. November 20, 2011
Pompeii: A Novel
In 79 AD a new Aquarius is appointed, Marcus Attilius Primus, after the last Aquarius disappeared.      Unexplained water loss occurs int he cities near Pompeii and the Aquarius is …
reviewed Arrowsmith. November 26, 2011
Lewis Sinclair's Arrowsmith
   Sinclair Lewis, by most biographical accounts, was an eccentric red-head with an acerbic and mercurial personality.  He is best known for his examinations of hucksterism in all walks …
reviewed You're Next. November 27, 2011
You're Next
This story sucks the reader in from the start and grips you most of the way. Mike Wingate was abandoned by his father and left in a schoolyard when he was four. Mike was in such shock of being left there …
reviewed Oath of Office. December 23, 2011
Oath of office by michael Palmer
Oath Of Office   Author: Michael Palmer   Reviewed by Fran Lewis           One man decides to take the lives of seven people in order to save …
reviewed the innocent. December 26, 2011
the innocent
Vanessa Michael Munroe is an assassin who has nightmares about her past. She understands her killing capability and when her best friend, Logan, asks for her help, she can't refuse.      …
reviewed A World I Never Made. December 29, 2011
a world I never made
Pat Nolan is summoned to Paris told that his daughter, Megan, had been terminally ill and committed suicide.      When Paris detective, Catherine Laurence, shows Pat his daughter's …
reviewed Need You Now a book. January 02, 2012
Need You Now a book
The usually dependable Grippando goes off course with this one and tries to cram too many ideas into one story (Maddoff, witness protection, government plots, corporate intrigue, computer hackers, terrorists, …
reviewed Need You Now a book. January 16, 2012
Need You Now a book
Need You Now   Author James Grippando   Reviewed By Fran Lewis       One man decided to take matters into his own hands and end his life. This same man pulled …
reviewed Poison Flower. February 03, 2012
Poison Flower
Jane Whitefield makes her living helping people disappear.      In this story, James Shelby  was framed for his wife's murder and now the people who framed him, want him dead. …
reviewed Defending Jacob a Novel. February 06, 2012
Defending Jacob a Novel
As the novel begins, the prior district attorney, Andy Barber, is facing the grand jury and we know that something terrible has happened.      Neal Longiudice is questioning Andy about …
reviewed The Descendants (2011 movie). February 08, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
The Descendants
This is a movie about family, trust, betrayal and acceptance. And, it is one that's based in Hawaii.   So, for less than $10, one gets to see Hawaii and George Clooney. That's a bargain, …
reviewed Oath of Office. February 16, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Oath of office by michael Palmer
When stressed out Dr. John Meanham goes on a shooting spree and kills a number of patients and fellow employees, Dr. Lou Welcome is blamed.      Lou had been overseeing his friend, …
reviewed The Descendants (2011 movie). February 19, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
The Descendants
After winning the Golden Globe for Best DramaThe Descendants have to be one of the front runners to walk away with Best Picture along with several other awards in the big night. If The Artist represents …
reviewed Capitol Murder: A Novel Of Suspense. March 06, 2012
Capital Murder: A Novel Of Suspense
Phillip Margolin uses a three pronged approach to this story.      First we have serial killer Clarence Little. He murders and mutilates young women. When one of the cases he was found …
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