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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 …
reviewed Blinded. February 07, 2009
Travis Thrasher takes us where many Christian authors dare not tread: deep inside the struggles and temptations of men in our culture. Michael Grey has an extra night in New York City before he flies …
reviewed The Black Tower. November 03, 2008
The Black Tower
This book begins mysteriously, and there is an early murder which, at first sight, appears to have no relation to the principal protagonist. The detective on the case, however, uses his wits and knowledge …
reviewed The Black Hand: A Barker & Llewelyn N.... July 21, 2008
The Black Hand: A Barker & Llewelyn Novel
"Escalated violence, extortion, weapons smuggling, murder and vendettas." This is the recipe for the future inquiry agent Cyrus Barker envisions should the Sicilian Mafia succeed in their current bid …
reviewed The Black Tower. July 21, 2008
The Black Tower
The treatment of the children of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette by the French state following the murder of their parents must rank very high among the great things achieved in the name of egalitarianism. …
The Black Hand: A Barker & Llewelyn Novel
As any reasonably serious reader knows, one of the disadvantages of having an author whose next release you're always anxiously awaiting is that once the new book comes out, you tend to devour it quickly. …
reviewed The Black Tower. July 17, 2008
The Black Tower
Being an avid reader of fiction, especially historical fiction, I can usually tell if I like a new book from the first few pages (unless I am already familiar with the author). There have been a few exceptions, …
reviewed Destroyer from America. June 08, 2008
Destroyer from America
In the Introduction to "Destroyer from America," first published in 1942, author John Fernald writes, "It is not always realized what a comparatively small proportion of our sailors are fated to take …
reviewed Days of Infamy. June 01, 2008
Days of Infamy
I was only moderately impressed with "Pearl Harbor: A Novel of December 8, 1941," the first title in Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen's alternative-history series about World War 2 in the Pacific. …
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