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reviewed Arthur (Original 1981 movie). April 10, 2011
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Arthur
***1/2 out of ****     How can you like a bumbling, man-child drunk such as Arthur? I too asked myself the same question. But then again, I considered the opposing question: How can …
reviewed "the Innocents". April 05, 2011
Imagine reading that the bodies of seven young children have been discovered in the California desert?  Reporters are horrified and refer to the deceased children as The Innocents.      …
reviewed "The Officers' Club". February 18, 2011
2nd Lt. Roy Banks is questioned about the murder of Lt. Jessica Lamoreaux. He tells investigators that he doesn't know anything about the killing. Then, the reader learns of events leading up to the …
reviewed Ape House: A Novel. February 02, 2011
Ape House: A Novel
Scientist Isabel Duncan is employed at the Great Ape Language Lab, a university research facility where the communication skills between bonobo apes and humans are studied.      Isabel …
reviewed Vermilion Drift: A Novel. January 15, 2011
Vermilion Drift: A Novel
Former sheriff Cork O'Connor his hired to look for Lauren Cavanaugh by her brother, Max. Max is the owner of the Great North Mining Company and Vermilion One is one of the deepest mines. It is being …
reviewed Bury Your Dead: A Chief Inspector Gam.... December 24, 2010
Bury Your Dead: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is recovering from injuries in a prior case, the specifics are not fully described as the story begins. He's currently spending time in Quebec City, where he's doing …
reviewed "Blue River". December 08, 2010
This is the story about the relationship between two brothers.      In his younger days, Edward admired his adventurous older brother Lawrence, who was six years older than Edward.   …
reviewed Spider Bones: A Novel (Temperance Bre.... December 05, 2010
There are numerous puzzles that must be answered as Dr. Tempe Brennan, forensic anthropologist, works at her latest endeavor.      She arrives at the scene of a drowning outside of …
reviewed Spider Bones: A Novel (Temperance Bre.... November 21, 2010
I normally rush to the library to pick up the latest Kathy Reichs novel when it comes out, but I ended up getting out of the "latest release" cycle with her writing. After skipping a few installments, …
reviewed Ape House: A Novel. November 03, 2010
Ape House: A Novel
When you have a book as widely read and beloved as Water for Elephants, there is the expectation that the next book is going to bring the same magic to the reader. While I enjoyed Ape House and had little …
reviewed Ape House: A Novel. November 03, 2010
Ape House: A Novel
When you have a book as widely read and beloved as Water for Elephants, there is the expectation that the next book is going to bring the same magic to the reader. While I enjoyed Ape House and had little …
reviewed Secret Prey. October 07, 2010
Secret Prey
4 1/2 stars      Just when the reader is thinking that "Secret Prey,' is going to be a somewhat predictable story, the author provides his magic touch and the novel soars …
reviewed "The Narrowback". October 02, 2010
In an utterly realistic, noir novel, the reader learns of the actions of Tom Farrell as if someone was walking behind him with a camera.      Farrell gets out of prison and gets a …
reviewed Vermilion Drift: A Novel. September 08, 2010
Vermilion Drift: A Novel
Kent Krueger's newest book in the Cork O'Connor series---Vermilion Drift---is one of those novels that bring out not just the love of a good mystery, but a searching for self message that all of us can …
reviewed Mucho Mojo: A Hap and Leonard Novel (.... August 24, 2010
Mucho Mojo: A Hap and Leonard Novel (2) (Vintage
"Mucho Mojo" is a good vacation book. The story moves along nicely and has an interesting plot.      Leonard Pine  is surprised to learn that his Uncle Chester left …
reviewed Killing Floor. August 16, 2010
Killing Floor
4 1/2 stars.   Reacher matches the description of the suspect who shot a man the prior night and is arrested for murder, shortly after arriving in Margrove, Georgia.      …
reviewed "Dead Men's Dust" by Matt Hilton. August 09, 2010
Joe Hunter is a problem solver. As the story opens, he lands in Florida and helps his sister-in-law, Jennifer, who is being threatened by a criminal nicknamed, "Shank." Shank was attempting …
reviewed Cat's Eye. August 08, 2010
Cat's Eye
Elaine Risley is an artist (although she prefers the term “painter”) who is about to be honored with a retrospective. After years in relative obscurity, her work will be shown in a major …
reviewed The Passage. August 05, 2010
The Passage
The basic premise of The Passage is scary enough to be true: The U.S. Army has been conducting clandestine experiments on humans (death row convicts) that go horribly awry, creating a species of former …
reviewed The Passage. August 05, 2010
The Passage
Justin Cronin's newest novel is a masterpiece.      The novel begins a few years into the future, where the military is experimenting with a virus which has the potential to prolong …
reviewed The Passage. August 03, 2010
The Passage
A new virus is being experimented on. On one hand, there is a fast recovery and healing period and could have military benefits. However, the life span for those inflicted, is brief.      …
reviewed The Passage. July 28, 2010
The Passage
I really enjoy end of the world novels and movies. It's the fight to survive, the burned out cities, the ruin. Death, destruction and devastation. Perhaps that makes me a little macabre, but whatever.   &n …
reviewed Martin Amis. July 14, 2010
New York Detective Mike Houlihan is called to the scene of an apparent suicide.      Mike is a woman  with a nicotine voice, dyed blond hair and is an alcoholic who had been abused …
reviewed A rule against murder. July 12, 2010
Armand Gamache and his wife arrive at Manoir Bellechasse, for their thrity-fifth wedding anniversary.      They are the ideal guests, not complaining and happy with the room they are …
reviewed The Passage. July 05, 2010
The Passage
   This book is supposed to part of an upcoming Trilogy from a professor from Rice University in Houston, TX, Justin Cronin.  The beginning starts with many separate and seemingly unconnected …
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