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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 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 …
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 The Invention of Air. July 01, 2009
The Invention of Air
Steven Johnson, author of the excellent "The Ghost Map", here takes on the life of Joseph Priestley. The best parts of this book are where he confines himself to the task at hand, and gives us details …
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 …
The Girl Who Played With Fire (book)
This book is one of the better sequel books I have read in a long time! It doesn't miss a beat picking up almost where the first book finished off. In this book Mikhael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander …
reviewed The Girl Who Played With Fire (book). June 05, 2009
The Girl Who Played With Fire (book)
Larsson, Steig. "The Girl Who Played with Fire", Knopf, 2009.    A Heroine    Amos Lassen    "The Girl Who Played with Fire" is a moving novel …
reviewed The Invention of Air. May 07, 2009
The Invention of Air
Steven Johnson is a master storyteller. His previous work, The Ghost Map, detailed the cholera epidemic of 1850's London which, through the work of two driven men, changed the way we view and use water …
reviewed A Laodicean (Penguin Classics). March 02, 2009
A Laodicean (Penguin Classics)
Webster's Dictionary defines a "Laodicean" as a `lukewarm, unenthusiastic Christian." By extension, people have used the term to mean anyone who is hestitant to make significant commitments. It was probably …
reviewed John Adams (David McCullough book). March 01, 2009
John Adams
McCullough has done a great service in reminding us what an important influence John Adams had in the founding of our nation. He is too often a forgotten figure in our nation's pantheon of founders. Adams' …
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It's refreshing to see a serious sports biography about a legend. So many sports and entertainment biographies are puff pieces and not worth the paper they're printed on. This biography is well researched, …
reviewed Shadow Country. February 12, 2009
Shadow Country
This is a brilliant and epic story - that starts at the end with the killing of Mr. Watson and then goes back in time to explore how it came to be that this enterprising and charismatic farmer was perceived …
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