Tag Archives: Books

Fast Track by John DeDakis, book review

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[Categories: Literature, Reading, Writing, Fiction, Mystery, Book Review] Wow!  This is GOOD! Five stars, bearing in mind I’ve given everyone from Chester Nez through Jodi Picoult to Ayn Rand the same on their individual merit, not as compared to each other. … Continue reading

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The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult, book review

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[Categories: Literature, Reading, Fiction, Book Review] Jodi Picoult.  Word-crafter.  Wordsmith.  Prose-positer. Prosaic: 1.  a. Consisting or characteristic of prose. [YES!] b. Matter-of-fact; straightforward.  [Not so much.  Plot twists!] 2. Lacking in imagination and spirit; dull.  [NOT!] Such as: “Betrayal was a stone beneath the … Continue reading

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In The Blood by Lisa Unger – Book Review

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[Categories: Books, Reading] [No spoilers alert!   I think the LESS you know about this book the more you will appreciate it.] Clever.  Clever, clever, clever.  And dark.  Very dark. A fictional murder mystery, but not ‘just’ a murder mystery. This … Continue reading

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WOOL, the Omnibus (1-5) by Hugh Howey

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[Categories: BOOKS, BOOK REVIEWS, SCIENCE FICTION.] I have not read any reviews of this book as I prefer not to have my reading tainted my preconceived notions other than that a book may be good, bad, or indifferent. I could … Continue reading

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The Racketeer by John Grisham

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No-spoilers alert! This book is too good to interfere with the suspense and plot twists. You will get more info from the book jacket or other reviews than you will from me. I try not to read other reviews before … Continue reading

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Lapham’s Quarterly Winter 2012: Family

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    A review. Lapham’s Quarterly is a superb assembly of thought from all of recorded history.  Each quarterly issue gathers essays and commentaries from great thinkers on a broad but specific topic. Recent issues have dwelt on Food, Lines … Continue reading

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SATORI by Don Winslow

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SATORI by Don Winslow “A Novel Based on TREVANIAN’S SHIBUMI” is the full title.  This is my commentary on-the-fly, as I read, since I don’t do in-depth, analytical, reviews per se. I received an email from my local library that this … Continue reading

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