Tag Archives: Fiction

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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Jodi Picoult (pronounced Pico, or pee-koe)

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[CATEGORIES: Literature, Reading] Grieving elephants.  She spoke about researching grieving elephants, how they sometimes stay with their dead for awhile, how they will fondle the bones of dead elephants and visit the places of their death as if paying their … 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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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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Good fiction themes

I wish I could write fiction. The likelihood of that happening is the same as “I wish I was taller”. I admire anyone who can make up a story. The more they can make up, and the more engrossing it … Continue reading

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