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Midnight Voices
Having read most of John Saul's books, I would rank Midnight Voices very near the bottom of the list. It's a fairly predictable storyline, but it does ...more
Aug 17, 2010
Jul 26, 2010
Why Kids Kill: Inside the Minds of School Shooters
Why Kids Kill is a useful and informative book on the psychological foundations of rampage school shooters, but I would hesitate to categorize it as " ...more
Aug 09, 2010
Aug 05, 2010
Alone: The Classic Polar Adventure
Alone: The Classic Polar Adventure is the story of famed explorer Richard Byrd's famous (or infamous) solitary sojourn at the bottom of the world - ab ...more
Feb 21, 2012
Mar 07, 2012
Assignment: Oswald
It was interesting - and in some ways revealing - to read Hosty's description of the events leading up to and immediately following the JFK assassinat ...more
Dec 06, 2013
Dec 06, 2013
Honeysuckle Hill (Merline Madagascar #2)
While most of us wonder what we would hear if "these walls could talk," Marion Marchetto comes right out and tells us. Now maybe you think the idea of ...more
Jun 18, 2007
Jul 29, 2008
American Indian Mafia: An FBI Agent's True Story about Wounded Knee, Leonard Peltier, and the American Indian Movement (Aim)
If you thought kowtowing to terrorists, punishing the innocent, and demonizing the men and women charged with maintaining law and order was a modern-d ...more
Nov 16, 2010
Jun 07, 2010
201 Atwater (Merline Madagascar #1)
I think many would agree with the notion that houses have personalities, that there is something much more than wood, bricks, etc., in their makeup, s ...more
Oct 17, 2005
Jul 29, 2008
Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation (New edition/issue)
Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation is an historically important document and one of the most passionate and well-argued pro-life essays ever wr ...more
Dec 13, 2003
Jul 04, 2008
The Brief History of the Dead
One of the few comforts we can draw on when facing up to our own mortality is the fact that we will live on in the memories of those we leave behind. ...more
Sep 16, 2007
Aug 10, 2008
The Poe Papers: A Tale of Passion
They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Push it too far, however, and it comes across as disingenuous and awkward. I fear that auth ...more
Mar 22, 2010
Mar 14, 2010
Do No Harm: The People Who Amputate Their Perfectly Healthy Limbs, And The Doctors Who Help Them
This is certainly a new one on me: Body Integrity Identity Disorder, or BIID, a psychological condition in which the sufferer feels compelled to remov ...more
Nov 24, 2012
May 09, 2014
Cracking the GRE, 2013 Edition
If you only get one GRE prep book, this is the one to get. Other books will tell you how to solve the kinds of problems you are likely to find on the ...more
Oct 23, 2012
Dec 17, 2012
Investigator Red Metcalfe's toughest case begins with two killings in one night. One man hanged, the other beaten to death - but both with their tongu ...more
Nov 27, 2012
Dec 15, 2012
Fancy Nancy: Poet Extraordinaire!
With a name like Fancy Nancy, you know the girl in this story is going to get a kick out of poetry - and, with any luck, her enthusiasm for poems will ...more
Mar 29, 2010
Mar 29, 2010
Fancy Nancy: Every Day Is Earth Day
I'm not too keen on thrusting environmentalist slogans on very young readers, particularly as the subject matter could be presented in a less strident ...more
Mar 31, 2010
Mar 31, 2010
Roberto & Me (A Baseball Card Adventure #9)
Dan Gutman's Baseball Card Adventure books make for great reading, especially for those in the target audience of ages 10-14. I have to believe that m ...more
Jul 18, 2010
Jul 17, 2010
Tess's Tree
Tess's Tree is a special little book that speaks to all of us who have ever lost something or someone we loved. It's especially well suited for helpin ...more
Apr 05, 2010
Apr 05, 2010
Conspiracy of One
After essentially declaring himself the world's foremost expert on the JFK assassination, Jim Moore decries what he describes as the cheap and baseles ...more
Dec 17, 2013
Dec 18, 2013
Dizzy Dinosaurs: Silly Dino Poems
Most kids - especially boys - love dinosaurs, making books on the subject particularly appealing to young readers. This collection of twenty short and ...more
Dec 23, 2011
Dec 23, 2011
Ancient Mysteries
This is one of those books I've had on my shelf for years but had just never around to reading. This delay only made Ancient Mysteries, published in 1 ...more
Nov 14, 2011
Nov 14, 2011
The Battle Within
I hate to write a negative review for a young author's first novel, especially one as lengthy as The Battle Within, but I'm afraid this novel reads li ...more
Oct 21, 2012
Nov 03, 2012
Plausible Denial: Was the CIA Involved in the Assassination of JFK?
Mark Lane’s brash and brusque demeanor can be off putting, even to his fellow JFK conspiracy theorists, but no other researcher’s criticisms of the Wa ...more
Nov 20, 2013
Nov 29, 2013
Where Do Polar Bears Live?
This is exactly the kind of book I would have loved reading as a child, as it is as educational as it is entertaining. Most children love animals - es ...more
Apr 03, 2010
Apr 05, 2010
Snared (Wicked Dead #3)
Snared is the third book in the Wicked Dead series. Aimed primarily at a Young Adult audience, each book in the series features a unique horror story ...more
Dec 2008
Nov 30, 2008
Cruel and Unusual Idiots: Chronicles of Meanness and Stupidity
While the vast majority of anecdotes in this book feature stupid people doing stupid things, you also get a number of curious newspaper headlines, iro ...more
Feb 12, 2012
Feb 12, 2012
Ghosts, Hauntings & Posessions: The Best of Hans Holzer, Book I
If this is truly the best of Hans Holzer, then I think I've read all the Holzer I need to read. This anthology, edited by Raymond Buckland, of some of ...more
Jan 2012
Jan 01, 2012
The Ruby Cover-Up
Unlike the Warren Commission and the later House Select Committee on Assassinations, journalist Seth Kantor actually looked into Jack Ruby's backgroun ...more
Dec 15, 2013
Dec 14, 2013
J F K: A Conspiracy of Silence
In this book, Dr. Charles Crenshaw boldly proclaims what many of his medical colleagues at Parkland Hospital were too afraid to say in the years follo ...more
Nov 2013
Nov 29, 2013
Hip Hop Dog
Children's books surely have changed since I was a kid. Nowadays, Spot does much more than just run, as a mere glance at this collaborative effort by ...more
Mar 20, 2010
Mar 20, 2010
Resurrection Dreams
I keep hoping that I’ll find a Richard Laymon novel that truly impresses me – but it hasn’t happened yet. Certainly, Laymon was a most competent horro ...more
Apr 10, 2014
Apr 04, 2014
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