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reviewed Cop Town. July 26
Cop Town
In "Cop Town" the story is about a new police officer in Atlanta.      Kate Murphy is a new police officer but doesn't disclose her Jewish background or family wealth. …
reviewed Close to the Bone. July 23
Close to the Bone
"Close to the Bone," is a complex mystery with multiple story lines. In one, there is a movie being filmed in Aberdeen, Scotland. Someone is imitating the film by murdering people in imitation …
reviewed "The Drop". July 21
This story opens shortly after Christmas and we see a group of customers gather to celebrate the life of a missing friend who disappeared after leaving Cousin Marv's bar, ten years ago. The reader …
reviewed The Crucible. July 21
The Crucible
Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is a true work of literary drama at its best, a tense four act theatre experience that is quite gripping and eloquent with occasional blistering dialogue and heartfelt …
reviewed Wicked Prey. July 16
Wicked Prey
I'm a fan of John Sanford and am always entertained with his stories. "Wicked Prey," continues the enjoyment I've had from his books.      The 2008 Republican National …
reviewed "Unmanned". July 13
"Unmanned" tells a story of what a person might do if they make a mistake and it costs the lives of others.      The psychological novel is a story of F1 fighter pilot, Darwin …
reviewed "Unmanned". July 13
"Unmanned" tells a story of what a person might do if they make a mistake and it costs the lives of others.      The psychological novel is a story of F1 fighter pilot, Darwin …
reviewed Suspect. July 09
This suspenseful action thriller tells the story of K-9 Maggie and her handler, Scott James, LAPD.   As much as any character in the story, it is Maggie who is the hero of the novel.   …
Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
You know how in a Dickens novel pretty much every thing works out happily in the end?  Yeah, that doesn't happen here.  Hardy followed up his "comedy in chapters" (The Hand of …
reviewed 11/22/63: A Novel. May 03
11/22/63 a book by Stephen King
I haven't read many of this hyper selling author's books and not for quite a while (I remember reading Christine when it was a new book decades ago) and just from the plot synopsis this seems …
Far from the Madding Crowd
Not with any other author, even the inimitable Dickens, have I ever seen the linear progression in maturity and strength of writing as in Thomas Hardy's from his debut through Madding Crowd.  …
posted a Quick Tip about Tweet This Book: The 1,400 Greatest Q.... January 17
Tweet This Book: The 1,400 Greatest Quotes of All
Nice idea for a book. I'm curious if they're using abbreviations to get quotes into the 140 characters format...
reviewed Room: A Novel. October 16, 2013
Room: A Novel
  I finished reading Emma Donoghue's Room a few days ago and I've been puzzling about it ever since.       The novel, which according to Donoghue's website …
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 …
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