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reviewed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. March 16, 2010
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millenium
When I finished reading this book, it was hard to imagine it being the same book that I began a month before. In fact, reading the last third of the book was like reading a completely different book from …
reviewed The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. February 18, 2010
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
As another reviewer noted, I worked with HeLa cells in the late 70s and people in the lab knew at least the donor's name at that time, so when I saw this book appear on the market, I jumped to learn the …
reviewed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. February 14, 2010
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millenium
I just finished reading this book last night and it's hard to imagine it being the same book that I began a month or so ago. In fact, reading the last third of the book was like reading a completely different …
reviewed The Help. February 06, 2010
The Help
Wow. I've been trying to find the words to review this one since I finished reading it, but I'm not coming up with the right thing here. This book is, simply, amazing. I was shocked to learn this was …
reviewed Churchill. February 03, 2010
Churchill
Sir Winston Churchill's has to be one of the most well-documented and written-about lives ever lived -- due in no small measure to his own efforts, of course, but new books about the man seem to come …
reviewed The Help. January 28, 2010
The Help
What more is there to say that 1,500 other reviewers haven't already said. I just wanted to add my two cents.    I loved this book. It was so well written and poignant that once I …
reviewed Groundhog Day (movie). January 15, 2010
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Groundhog Day (1993)
You've gotta love a movie that features Bill Murray, a groundhog, and time travel. The concept behind this movie has since become famous and widespread. This is still the best. Groundhog Day essentially …
reviewed Churchill. January 01, 2010
Churchill
The era of the great man seems to have passed us by. Today's leaders range from venal, grasping politicians to non-entities who seized power through coups to satisfy their own greed and lust. The 20th …
reviewed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. January 01, 2010
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millenium
 I had mixed feelings about what type of a rating I should give this book purely based off my disappointment with the end of the novel, which I won't spoil in my review.       …
reviewed The Invention of Hugo Cabret. November 24, 2009
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
"The Invention of Hugo Cabret" is an amazing book. It tells the story of a boy who's orphaned, taken in by his miserable uncle, and then orphaned again. It's a story ultimately about faith and persistence …
reviewed Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures a.... October 07, 2009
Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of
Chabon, Michael. "Manhood for Amateurs; The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son", HarperCollins, 2009.    A Collection of Pieces    Amos Lassen   &nb …
reviewed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. October 06, 2009
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millenium
I'll be honest, I only picked this book up because it was being offered to me at a great price through amazon.com. I had somewhat heard the hype about it, but I just didn't think it was something that …
reviewed The Girl Who Played With Fire (book). September 26, 2009
The Girl Who Played With Fire (book)
Author Stieg Larsson successfully follows up his first installment of the Millenium trilogy, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Vintage)," with a glimpse of the eponymous Lisbeth Salander's sad and misunderstood …
reviewed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. September 13, 2009
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millenium
Despite the rather long and sometimes boring denouement that lasts for almost 100 pages after the actual crime is solved, the late Steig Larsson's novel and the first in his Millennium trilogy, "The Girl …
reviewed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. September 01, 2009
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millenium
   This is probably the best book I have read since The Devil in the White City. I couldn't put it down and it has all the elements I look for in a good book! Mikhael Bloomvist (excuse me if …
reviewed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. September 01, 2009
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millenium
   Published posthumously as the first part of the Milennium Trilogy, ' The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo' has achieved great international success.  The novel starts off rather slow, apart …
reviewed The Help. August 20, 2009
The Help
The impression I am most left with after reading Kathryn Stockett's debut novel is how real and genuine it felt. I didn't detect a contrived character or situation in the entire story. On top of that, …
reviewed John Adams (David McCullough book). July 19, 2009
John Adams
Every entrepreneur gets a charge from scribbling on a blank sheet of paper and then making the dream a reality. Who then was responsible for the most audacious, successful startup in history?    …
The Girl Who Played With Fire (book)
**SPOILER ALERT** The Girl Who Played With Fire is an excellent sequel to the deservedly acclaimed The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.  It is the second in what will be a three part trilogy following …
The Girl Who Played With Fire (book)
**SPOILER ALERT**    The Girl Who Played With Fire is an excellent sequel to the deservedly acclaimed The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. It is the second in what will be a three part …
reviewed The Hunt For Red October. July 03, 2009
The Hunt For Red October
The Hunt for Red October is a fast paced tech-thriller from the mastermind of Tom Clancy. It a very exciting read that often feels too real for the reader's own good- you almost feel as if you're reading …
reviewed Far from the Madding Crowd (book). June 27, 2009
Far from the Madding Crowd
Far From the Madding Crowd appeared serially in 1874. Its financial success allowed Hardy to give up architecture and devote all of his energy to writing. It is the story of the headstrong Bathsheba Everdene …
reviewed The Brothers Karamazov (book). June 24, 2009
The Brothers Karamazov
"The Brothers Karamazov" nearly falls victim to its best chapter.      Not that it fails, by any stretch of the imagination; the novel is a true tour de force, 960 pages of literary …
reviewed Eiffel's Tower: And the World's Fair .... June 22, 2009
Eiffel's Tower: And the World's Fair Where Buffalo
This lively and entertaining book is obviously extensively researched. Using newspaper articles, interviews, letters, and so forth, the author lets the reader see events unfold as those who lived at the …
reviewed The Help. June 12, 2009
The Help
As a member of the Amazon Vine Program I have read and reviewed between 30-40 books. Many of these books have been quite good while only a few have been stinkers. "The Help" is by far the best book that …
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