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posted a Quick Tip about Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search f.... September 19, 2013
romantic, sweet, meaningful, let's know what is love, emotion and how to be with the one to make happier life
reviewed Elmore Leonard. September 01, 2013
Elmore Leonard
Consider James Joyce's classic book Finnegan's Wake for a second. There's a book that continues to get every form of accolade, kudos, and dosh by an elitist literati for…. Let's see, shall we, according …
reviewed Suspect. August 25, 2013
If Police Officer Scott James had done something different that evening his partner Stephanie Anders would still be alive. But, she isn't because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time as …
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 …
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 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 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 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 Expensive People. May 12, 2013
Expensive People
JCO, one of this country's most prolific writers, has written a book that takes what we read in the newspapers and see on the news, into the depths of the mind of how a possible child killer may …
reviewed First Love. May 12, 2013
First Love
In this novella, JCO, has added yet another masterpiece to her already voluminous collection. In a blue/middle collar environment, innocence is lost by a man who, in the future, would become a man of …
reviewed The Sea, the Sea. May 12, 2013
The Sea, the Sea
This is my first Iris Murdoch novel, and it will not be my last. The theme, plot and characterzation of lost love, revenge and strength through suffering was something I could identify with. There is …
reviewed Den of Lions. May 12, 2013
Den of Lions
Terry Anderson's Den of Lions is a den of insights into the radical bi-polar terrorist mentality in which he was trapped for over seven years. His descriptions of the bombings, shootings and random …
reviewed 'night, Mother: A Play (Mermaid Drama.... May 12, 2013
'night, Mother: A Play (Mermaid Dramabook)
Night, Mother is a sharp, terse play that examines the issue of hopelessness in all areas and facets of life. What is hopelessness, and how does it come about? This play looks at one aspect of suicide …
reviewed Wit: A Play. May 12, 2013
Wit: A Play
If there ever was a play that deserved to win the Pulitzer Prize, this is the one. In this play, we are introduced to Dr. Vivian Bearing, Ph.D, John Donne expert. When she is diagnosed with metastatic …
reviewed Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose. May 12, 2013
Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose
For anyone wanting to understand the theory and importance of writing, whether it be fiction or nonfiction, get this book. Flannery O' Connor delves deeply into the mystery of writing, why people …
reviewed Winter's Tales. May 12, 2013
Winter's Tales
Isak Diensen's book of ornate, Baroque prose is on an unreachable echelon separate from any writer writing literature today or even from her era. Her stories transport readers to a period where thinking …
reviewed They Dare to Speak Out: People and In.... May 12, 2013
They Dare to Speak Out: People and Institutions
Paul Findley has written one incredible, eye-opening book that calls into question the high pressure, unethical, slander tactics used against academics, religious figures, journalists and political figures …
reviewed Covering Islam: How the Media and the.... May 12, 2013
Covering Islam: How the Media and the Experts
Prof. Said's book is one that gets through the marrow of hackneyed, obtuse, sterotypical untruths that the media unfortunatelly often places on individuals of Arab decent. His work delves deeply …
reviewed Anne Sexton: A Biography. May 12, 2013
Anne Sexton: A Biography
Diane Wood Middlebrook's biography of Anne Sexton was balanced and insightful enough so as not to be too intrusive; it is simple and direct, as I believe this biography ought to be. It could be much …
reviewed Salvation on Sand Mountain: Snake-Han.... May 12, 2013
Salvation on Sand Mountain: Snake-Handling and
Salvation on Sand Mountain was a book that truly awed me to feel things that I never felt before when it came to faith and being closer with the Spirit. Covington's book will take readers to parts …
reviewed The Saudis (Signet). May 12, 2013
The Saudis (Signet)
This is a good introductary or pulp nonfiction book, if such a thing exists. It would be a typical best-seller. What this book does, however, is introduce readers and help them to understand the complexities …
reviewed Bible and Sword: England and Palestin.... May 12, 2013
Bible and Sword: England and Palestine from the
Barbara Tuchman's first work of history, Bible and Sword: England and Palestine from the Bronze Age To Balfour, is vast in historical, religious, diplomatic and political scholarship. From the early …
reviewed Salvador. May 12, 2013
Joan Didion's book is a reedy, powerful work of nonfiction that explores El Salvador's horrific civil war and the American government's dark involvement with helping certain individuals "to …
reviewed Einstein's Dreams. May 12, 2013
Einstein's Dreams
Alan Lightman's Einstein's Dreams is essentially a book on physics that is explained through literary technique: the novel. Each chapter is a new date in time that explains vast possibilities …
reviewed Madam Secretary: A Biography of Madel.... May 12, 2013
Madam Secretary: A Biography of Madeleine Albright
The fact that this book even got published makes my head smart with incredulity; there is no political objectivity or critical analysis to be found anywhere on the printed pages nor is there any scholarly, …
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