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reviewed Thea Beckman - Kruistocht in Spijkerb.... April 21, 2009
'Kruistocht in Spijkerbroek', or 'Crusade in Jeans' as it is better known in other country's throughout the globe, is a typical book that screams : 'don't judge me by my cover!'.  After the …
reviewed Last Night in Montreal. April 20, 2009
Last Night In Montreal
The breathtaking, lyrical story of Lilia and those who search for her begins and ends in Montreal, a cold city fiercely guarding its language. Lilia is someone who is constantly vanishing and those who …
reviewed Reunion. April 18, 2009
Once upon a time, a young girl named Harmony Blue Kucharski had big dreams. Despite all the evidence to the contrary - an unsettled childhood and adolescence only the least of it - she was a most unlikely …
reviewed The Dud Avocado (New York Review Book.... April 13, 2009
The Dud Avocado (New York Review Books Classics)
Having read the blurb for The Dud Avocado I thought I'd LOVE this book because I LOVED A Moveable Feast. Instead, what I got was something more akin to On the Road.    While by the …
reviewed Red Cat (John March Mysteries) by Pet.... April 10, 2009
Red Cat (John March Mysteries) by Peter Spiegelman
I didn't give this story quite five stars because of the slow and uneventful pace of most of the book (a lot of the described action is mostly what transpires between John March and his live-in girlfriend). …
reviewed If Tomorrow Never Comes (book). March 30, 2009
If Tomorrow Never Comes
If Tomorrow Never Comes by Marlo Schalesky is an intriguing forward thinking novel that is sure to surprise its readers. Kinna and Jimmy Henley have loved each other since childhood, but for Kinna, her …
reviewed Yesterday's Embers (Clayburn Novels S.... March 30, 2009
Yesterday's Embers by Deborah Raney is the third book in the Clayburn Novels Series. On Thanksgiving, Doug DeVore lost his wife Kaye, and their daughter Rachel, leaving him to care for five children on …
reviewed The Gods of Foxcroft by Lance Lee. March 22, 2009
The Gods of Foxcroft by Lance Lee
I basically found this one at a garage sale. I had never heard of it, but was intrigued by the description on the back cover. The book deals with everything from Cryogenetics to cloning to global warming, …
reviewed Sleep No More by Greg Iles. March 21, 2009
Sleep No More
This novel would make a perfect suspense/horror film! It is hard to describe it without presenting spoilers but I will try.     John Waters used to date Mallory Candler while he was …
reviewed A Most Wanted Man. March 21, 2009
John Le Carre A Most Wanted Man
It's always an occasion when John Le Carre publishes a new novel, and "A Most Wanted Man" is no exception. A young, devout, and disturbed Muslim by the name of Issa sets the plot in motion by arriving …
reviewed Breathers: A Zombie's Lament. March 21, 2009
Breathers S.G. Brown
I was pleasantly surprised as to how enjoyable this book was.  It is written in first-person by Andy who is recently reanimated, meaning he died and came back to life.  Andy is a "zombie" but …
reviewed The Birthdays: A Novel. March 19, 2009
The Birthdays: A Novel
    In a family reunion filled with unexpected events and revelations, The Birthdays proves not only that you can't go home again, but that everyone carries their own interpretations …
reviewed The Icarus Girl. March 18, 2009
The Icarus Girl
    Eight-year old Jessamy Harrison has never been like the other girls at her school in Bromley, England. Daughter of a Nigerian mother and a British father, Jessamy is gifted, difficult, …
reviewed The Able McLaughlins. March 14, 2009
The Able McLaughlins
I read this novel because it won the Pulitzer Prize in 1924. After reading it I've come to the conclusion 1923 must have been a pretty bad year for good novels or the Pulitzer Prize jury was out to lunch. …
reviewed Hostile Witness by William Lashner. March 06, 2009
Hostile Witness by William Lashner
This is my second book by this author and he has a marvelous talent for including some of the most intriguing and different characters I have read in a legal thriller. Just about everyone in this book …
reviewed Lying With Strangers by James Grippando. March 06, 2009
Lying With Strangers by James Grippando
This book had me from the first chapter with Peyton Shields apparently being stalked by a madman. Peyton works as a doctor for children in a clinic. To compound her problems, she is on real shaky ground …
reviewed The Arrangement by Susane Forster. March 06, 2009
The Arrangement by Susane Forster
This book starts out with a desperate search by a man (Andrew) to find his wife (Allison) who apparently fell from their boat during a storm. He finds what appears to be his wife on a bunch of boulders …
reviewed Straits of Fortune (book). March 06, 2009
Straits of Fortune by Anthony Gagliano
This is the first book by a new author who has an interesting first person way of writing. He writes in first person using the character Jack Vaughn, an ex-cop now a personal trainer living in Florida. …
reviewed The First Patient by Michael Palmer. March 06, 2009
The First Patient by Michael Palmer
Gabe is a small time doctor working in Wyoming when he gets summoned to the White House by his long-time friend Drew, who just happens to be the President. It seems that Drew's personal physician(Jim) …
reviewed Body Rides by Richard Laymon. March 06, 2009
Body Rides by Richard Laymon
This book is difficult to put down on the parts that are good but is real slow and boring during some long interludes. Neal is an out of work writer who goes late at night to return some videos. On the …
reviewed Angel in a Foreign City by Moti Shapira. March 06, 2009
Angel in a Foreign City by Moti Shapira
I want to thank the author for providing me a reviewer's copy of this book. I could tell from reading this book that the author drew on his actual experience in the Israeli police in explaining how he …
reviewed Possessing the Secret of Joy. March 06, 2009
Possessing the Secret of Joy
Alice Walker states that the secret of joy is "RESISTANCE", which sums up the book nicely. But there is more to this single word. Resistance to what? Resistance to injustice, in this case specifically …
reviewed Sloppy Firsts. February 27, 2009
Jessica Darling is devastates when her best friend Hope Weaver moves away from Pineville, New Jersey. Now, instead of having a kind and considerate person to help her endure the agonies of high school, …
reviewed The Dud Avocado (New York Review Book.... February 13, 2009
The Dud Avocado (New York Review Books Classics)
It's a very risky thing, I've found, to try to tell other people what they'll find funny. Apart from a few baseline tests (I argue that if you can't laugh at Monty Python's "fish-slapping dance" sketch, …
reviewed The Icarus Girl. February 08, 2009
The Icarus Girl
This story is a little strange   although rather compelling   Right from the start it draws you in   with clever storytelling     Jess is only eight years …
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