Fast Track by John DeDakis, book review

[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. [Click to zoom.] From an author with whom I wasn't familiar until recently, I was … Continue reading Fast Track by John DeDakis, book review

Jodi Picoult (pronounced Pico, or pee-koe)

[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 respects. I had heard about elephants doing that.  Perhaps a news item I'd run across … Continue reading Jodi Picoult (pronounced Pico, or pee-koe)

The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult, book review

[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 mattress of the bed you shared, something you felt digging into you no matter how … Continue reading The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult, book review