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reviewed "Die Again". December 21, 2014
Tess Gerritsen, a physician, has written a long string of well written and entertaining novels about the exploits of Boston Homicide Detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner, Dr. Maura Isles.   …
reviewed Haunted. September 28, 2014
Hannah Smith is a fishing guide and part time investigator in the Sanibel Island area of Florida. She's invited to her friend, Birdy's wealthy aunt's home.   When Hannah meets Aunt …
reviewed "The Missing Place". September 24, 2014
In the prosperous oil fields of Lawton, North Dakota, rapid expansion of the business resulted in short cuts from the companies doing the oil drilling and from providing housing for the many men who arrive …
reviewed Willa Cather. May 12, 2013
Willa Cather
There is something about a Willa Cather novel that has a long lasting affect, even after the last page has been read. Perhaps it is the joyful and vibrant expectancy of what idealism and hard work can …
reviewed Willa Cather. May 12, 2013
Willa Cather
In the tiny town of Sweet Water, in the open Western plains, freedom, toughness and human ingenuity ring supreme; for the inhabitants trying to cultivate and civilize the land and its outlaying citizens, …
posted a Quick Tip about Koda Rohan. January 04, 2013
Koda Rohan
Koda Rohan is one of the greatest authors of the Meiji Era. He has written some amazing works ranging from the complex historical narratives to the unnerving supernatural short stories, all drenched with …
posted a Quick Tip about Michael Lewis. January 22, 2012
Michael Lewis
An author with a great sense of humor. I thoroughly enjoyed his latest book Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World and finished it at one go. An excellent read. Moneyball & The Big Short are some …
posted a Quick Tip about Larissa Ione. November 13, 2011
Larissa Ione
I've only read the first three of her Demonica series, but think she's a very talented Urban Fantasy author. Compelling character and plot development. Heroes are succubi demons so they are also very …
posted a Quick Tip about Michael Crichton. June 22, 2011
Michael Crichton
One of the great authors of soft sci-fi. He put a lot of obvious scientific research into his work and told stories which were compelling and suspenseful and frequently questioned what the potential downsides …
posted a Quick Tip about Maurice Sendak. April 12, 2011
Maurice Sendak
I love the quirkiness and slight edgy quality to Sendak's books. He's always been a wonderful artist and illustrator (his illustrations for Little Bear are wonderful) and I admire his outspokenness …
reviewed Donald Goines. March 14, 2011
Donald Goines
Donald Goines was a one-of-a-kind writer. He learned his craft whilst in prison. Growing up in poverty and an abuser of drugs (mostly heroin), Goines documented life in the inner cities in the 16 novels …
posted a Quick Tip about Sally Jenkins. October 27, 2010
Sally Jenkins
Sally Jenkins demonstrates that insightful thinking and clear writing are an art and a gift.
posted a Quick Tip about Jack McDevitt. October 08, 2010
I have yet to read a McDevitt novel I didn't like. In my view, one of the top three sci-fi authors alive today.
posted a Quick Tip about NEA Big Read: Meet Ray Bradbury. October 05, 2010
NEA Big Read: Meet Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury is a gem. I don't agree with everything he says, but he's worth listening to, nevertheless, especially if you're a book lover.
posted a Quick Tip about Orson Scott Card. September 29, 2010
Orson Scott Card
Ender. What more can I say. Though the seventh son was pretty cool too.
posted a Quick Tip about Orson Scott Card. September 28, 2010
Orson Scott Card
"Ender's Game" was superb. "Speaker" was quite good. Some of the others were, in my view, less successful.
posted a Quick Tip about Louisa May Alcott. September 02, 2010
Louisa May Alcott
Louisa May is enjoying a resurgence of popularity! The T-shirt making company, Zazzle, offers many Louisa products from portraits to famous things she said to images of Little Women... on shirts, cups, …
posted a Quick Tip about Louisa May Alcott. August 29, 2010
Louisa May Alcott
Louisa May Alcott shared.a birthday with her father, Amos Bronson Alcott. When it came time for Mr. Alcott to die he said to Louisa May, who was also mortally ill "I am going up..will you come with me?" …
reviewed Louisa May Alcott. August 27, 2010
Louisa May Alcott
The nineteenth century produced an extraordinary number of superb women authors- the Brontes, George Eliot, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Jane Austen, to …
posted a Quick Tip about Octavia E. Butler. August 12, 2010
Octavia E. Butler
She's the balm to any of those "greats of science fiction" lists that "just happen" to contain only (pale) swingin' dicks. Parable of the Sower is one of my favorite 'end of the world' books.
reviewed John Steinbeck. August 09, 2010
John Steinbeck
Steinbeck's hard to classify ideologically. His populist novels and naturalist stories mark him as a people's rather than a professor's writer. After being exposed to his works often in school, …
posted a Quick Tip about Dan Brown. July 09, 2010
Dan Brown
Pedestrian author who has gotten famous because of controversy.
posted a Quick Tip about Danielle Steel. July 09, 2010
Danielle S
Started reading her when I was about 11. My first erotic reads. Loved her then. Probably not so much now that I have a taste for good writing.
posted a Quick Tip about Wally Lamb. July 06, 2010
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Wally Lamb
Wally Lamb is a talented writer and I cannot put his books down! The only thing I don't like about him is that he doesn't write more books!
posted a Quick Tip about Danielle Steel. July 03, 2010
Danielle S
Not my favorite...
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