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Michael A. Draper is a financial planner with Mass Mutual in North Haven, CT.
Married to Diana for 47 years, one son and daughter-in-law and two lovely granddaughters.

Mr. Draper's novel "Splattered Blood"  was released early in 2012. His second novel, "Three Strikes and You're Dead" will be published … more

reviewed "Pierced". October 04, 2012
This is  a follow up to the captivating masterpiece "Burned" which featured investigative crime reporter Henning Jull who is still dealing the with death of his six-year-old …
reviewed Riders on the Purple Sage. September 17, 2012
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Riders on the Purple Sage
The movie begins with a young man being beaten because he befriends Jane Withersteen, an heiress with valuable land and animals.      As members of a sect are about to whip the man, …
reviewed The Intouchables. September 06, 2012
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The Intouchables
Written and directed by  Oliver Nakache and Eric Toledano   Starring Francois Cluzet and Omar Sy      This beautiful movie had the audience standing to cheer at the …
reviewed dying light. June 20, 2012
dying light
In Aberdeen, Scotland, Det. Sgt. Logan MacRae is assigned to the "Screw-up Squad" when one of the men under him is critically wounded during a botched raid on a factory that was supposed to …
reviewed A Bad Day for Pretty. July 02, 2010
Stella Hardesty returns after her adventures in "A Bad Day for Sorry."      She had been abused by her husband for years and ended the abuse and her husband, Ollie's …
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Quick Tips
posted a Quick Tip about Ghosts in Manhattan. October 21, 2012
Ghosts in Manhattan
As someone in the financial area, this is an important story which brings out how far a company can fall, ethically.
posted a Quick Tip about Book Giveaways. October 16, 2012
Book Giveaways
Here are two giveaways at my blog:  http://mikedraperinguilford.blogspot.com    "Pierced" by Enger - where there will be three winners through Oct 19th, 2012  "Red …
posted a Quick Tip about Pierced. October 05, 2012
Where "Pierced" is an excellent novel and could be read as a stand alone, it is a follow up to the author's "Burned."       Many of the characters are …
posted a Quick Tip about Edge of Dark Water. September 30, 2012
Edge of Dark Water
Along the trip down the Sabine River, the characters meet a family who have become hobos due to the Great Depression in Oklahoma. It would be good if the reader checked the history of this before reading …
posted a Quick Tip about Riders on the Purple Sage. September 17, 2012
Riders on the Purple Sage
Since this entertaining movie was adapted from Zane Grey's novel of the same name, reading that novel before viewing the movie would make the movie that much more meaningful.  It is also of …
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Latest Lists
created a list. June 09, 2012
These are the books that most impressed me and were published in 2012.
Midwinter Blood a land more kind than home Live by Night Pierced The Last Refuge
created a list. November 06, 2011
These are the best novels that I've read in 2011. I have given each one a five star rating and my recommendation.
The Accident A Bitter Truth Coup D'Etat a land more kind than home 13 Million Dollar Pop
created a list. July 03, 2010
As the Vietnam war becomes less a factor in many people's minds, I thought of rereading some of the wonderful novels that came out about those tragic …
A Rumor of War
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March 31, 2011
Hi, Mike, I just wanted to stop by to welcome you to the site and thank you for joining Movie Hype. We are real excited to see you around, and so please take a moment to look around and check out our Movie Hype community goals and guidelines. We see Movie Hype as the expression of total freedom in movie reviews! No opinion is unwanted and each one is welcome!
May 28, 2010
Thanks so much for joining the Cafe Libri Lunch Community. Also, thanks for posting a review already in the community! Hopefully, you will continue to be inspired to write reviews, lists, or quick tips. Otherwise, feel free to sit back, relax, and enjoy others' reviews. Don't feel shy about rating or commenting on them either. The writers really appreciate the feedback! Let me know if you have any questions!    
May 28, 2010
Hi Mike, welcome to Lunch. I'm a Brand Ambassador here and always available to help you get around or answer questions. I liked your first review! Are you a big mystery book fan? You might like this review of Starvation Lake. Looking forward to reading more of your reviews!
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