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reviewed Black Mountain a book. August 27, 2013
Black Mountain a book
Alex Hunter (aka the Aracadian) the scientifically enhaced HAWC was presumed dead and is still under the custody of the Mossad in Israel.  He has recovered from the virus (see the prior book This …
reviewed Unleashed a book. August 06, 2013
Unleashed a book
I have read every Rosenfelt Andy Carpenter tale and the author never seems to run out of fresh ideas and intrigue to keep wisecracking Andy busy.  This book is no exception.  Andy is getting …
reviewed The Voyage of the Beagle: Charles Dar.... August 05, 2013
The Voyage of the Beagle: Charles Darwin's Journal
We're going to take  a little vacation, and along with getting house-sitters lined up, I've been thinking about what to take to read.  Don't know yet, but I keep coming back to the …
reviewed Outliers: The Story of Success. August 03, 2013
Outliers: The Story of Success
Malcolm Gladwell will have a new book out this fall, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants.     Here's the bumph from his publisher Little, Brown. "Malcolm …
reviewed This Green Hell a book. July 31, 2013
This Green Hell a book
This is the third installment I have read in the Alex Hunter (Arcadian) series and it is by far the weakest of the three!  Hunter is a special forces soldier (HAWC) who took a bullet to the head …
The Karate Dojo: Traditions and Tales of a Martial
The Karate Dojo is an important primer on the protocols of Goju Karate whose founder is Shogun Miyagi. The idea behind the discipline is to live a virtuous life by developing a sound body perfected  …
reviewed The Dollmaker. July 22, 2013
The Dollmaker
    It took me a couple of days after the announcement of Detroit's very close brush with complete bankruptcy to remember Harriette Arnow's novel about life in Motor City during the …
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The way Skloot blends all three of these elements in this account are what makes this an immensely readable account.  The bare facts of the science, while interesting, are not news, but Skloot does …
reviewed The Sound of Things Falling a Novel. July 16, 2013
The Sound of Things Falling a Novel
Antonio Yammara, a law professor meets Ricardo Laverde, who he plays pool with. The time is 1996 and the place is Bogota, Colombia. Yammara knows very little about Laverde except that he may have spent …
reviewed Stillwell a Haunting on Long Island. July 09, 2013
Stillwell a Haunting on Long Island
My review is based on a reviewer copy received from the author.  This was a fairly quick and pleasant read.  But unlike a truly scary tale like Richard Matheson's Hellhouse or King's …
reviewed A Tap On The Window a Book. June 29, 2013
A Tap On The Window a Book
Cal Weaver is a private investigator whose son Scott had died falling off a roof.  Thinking that is was due to drugs, Weaver was doing his own investigation trying to find who gave Scott the drugs.  …
reviewed World War Z (2013 film). June 24, 2013
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World War Z (2013 film)
The summer of 2013 has not been a good one for movies. Again and again I’ve been treated to mediocre blockbusters from the dreadful Iron Man 3, to the disappointing Star Trek: Into Darkness, and …
reviewed World War Z (2013 film). June 22, 2013
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World War Z (2013 film)
The zombie virus have already attacked the world in an unstoppable force with one wave after the other. Well, not in the manner that one may think. The zombie plague have attacked the annals of pop culture; …
reviewed World War Z (2013 film). June 20, 2013
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World War Z (2013 film)
By Joan Alperin Schwartz   Nothing scares me more than zombies and that's why I can't get enough of them. I've seen every George Romero film as well as '28 Days Later' many, …
reviewed Rosemary's Baby (book). June 19, 2013
Rosemary's Baby
The film version of Ira Levin's horror classic is probably more well known, ironically, than the actual novel is. As Stephen King mentions in his nonfiction book Danse Macabre "Horror Fiction": …
reviewed A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez. June 19, 2013
A-ROD The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez
A-Rod, by Selena Roberts, doesn't take long to cut to the heart of what it really is. You can tell what it is easily by looking to the top of the cover, where it mentions that Roberts is the Sports Illustrated …
reviewed The Bad Seed by William March. June 18, 2013
The Bad Seed by William March
Because of William March's indisputable classic, which was nominated for the 1955 National Book Award and which also introduced the term `bad seed' into the American lexicon, I don't think …
reviewed Curious George Goes to the Hospital. June 17, 2013
Curious George Goes to the Hospital
Reading and the love of books can't encouraged too soon.  The Curious George books by H.A. and Margaret Rey were great favourites of our kids and Jeanne has delighted in them ever since Elin …
reviewed Curious George Goes to the Hospital. June 17, 2013
Curious George Goes to the Hospital
Reading and the love of books can't encouraged too soon.  The Curious George books by H.A. and Margaret Rey were great favourites of our kids and Jeanne has delighted in them ever since Elin …
reviewed The Art of War. June 15, 2013
The Art of War
You would think a book called The Art of War would be useful propaganda for, you know, fighting a war. Instead, Sun Tzu, the legendary strategist to end all legendary strategists, makes it quite clear …
reviewed Life II a book. June 13, 2013
Life II a book
Having previously reviewed Replay by Ken Grimwood, I was approached by the author to provide a review of this book which uses a similiar premise.  Max Thorning is 42 and in a rut with his life.  …
reviewed The Birds and Other Stories. June 12, 2013
The Birds and Other Stories
I hope that you like Daphne Du Maurier (1907 - 1989).      Because if you don't, you won't want to read a sizeable number of my book reviews over the next 18 months or so. …
reviewed Color Inspirations: More than 3,000 I.... June 10, 2013
Color Inspirations: More than 3,000 Innovative Palettes from the Colourlovers.Com Community
As a professional graphic designer and illustrator, I've come to own about a dozen similar titles, but this one is consistently my first choice when it comes to researching and creating color combinations …
reviewed Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The U.... June 08, 2013
Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold Story
   For my next non-fiction project, I'm been rummaging around in  paleolinguistics and paleohistory: I'll tell you just why in a future post.  Suffice to say that my most recent …
reviewed The Maze Runner (Maze Runner Trilogy,.... June 03, 2013
The Maze Runner (Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 1)
If you're going to read any book set in the dystopian future, read The Maze Runner.   I fell in love with The Maze Runner simply from the summary on goodreads.com, and it did not disappoint.   …
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