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Season of the Machete
Simply dreadful. I read a bunch of reviews on this book and none of them were very good, so I can't say I wasn't warned. But like so many others, I am ...more
Apr 19, 2011
Apr 18, 2011
Under and Alone: the True Story of the Undercover Agent Who Infiltrated America's Most Violent Outlaw Motorcycle Gang
I enjoyed this book, but not quite as much as Dobyns No Angel I don't know if it's because I read Dobyns book first or what; I can't quite put my fing ...more
Sep 02, 2009
Sep 01, 2009
Step On a Crack
For the first time with a Patterson novel, I had a difficult time getting into the story in the beginning. However, I eventually became engrossed with ...more
Mar 04, 2009
Mar 01, 2009
The Husband
I read quite a few Koontz novels in High School and really enjoyed them. I've been reading some of his older stuff over the last couple years and I do ...more
Feb 2010
Jan 25, 2010
Private London
Not as good as the other Private books. Story was okay. The twist and outcome seemed to take a lot of time to get to, then unwound very quickly, like ...more
May 25, 2013
May 19, 2013
The Quickie
This book was incredible! I couldn't put it down. I usually reserve 5 stars for books that actually have an affect on my mood, and this one was one of ...more
Oct 11, 2008
Oct 09, 2008
American Sniper
Fantastic story. Almost unreal. I had heard that the battles for Fallujah and Ramdi were tough, but reading a first hand account was fascinating. I li ...more
Mar 29, 2012
Mar 27, 2012
An Inconvenient Book: Real Solutions to the World's Biggest Problems
This was an intersting book by Glenn Beck. I don't agree with everything he says, but like he claims, he is a thinker and he does come up with some go ...more
Aug 03, 2009
Jul 31, 2009
End the Fed
This book was pretty interesting and opened up my eyes to some things I should probably be aware of. It also helped to boost my understanding of how t ...more
Jan 25, 2010
Jan 22, 2010
Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World!
I'm surprised I haven't heard of this guy before. I really like what he has to say. I saw him promoting this book on Hannity's show and wanted to chec ...more
May 07, 2011
May 04, 2011
With new authors and first books, it is usually hit or miss. This book was a hit! I thought it was fantastic. I couldn't put it down. It had everythin ...more
Feb 26, 2012
Feb 24, 2012
The Leftovers
**spoiler alert** I was hoping to get some answers that I didn't get from watching the show. No luck there. The ending is just as confusing and open a ...more
Nov 12, 2014
Nov 07, 2014
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Another great story by Khaled Hosseini. There were so many sides to this story, that it would be difficult for me to classify into one specific theme. ...more
Sep 13, 2009
Sep 10, 2009
Being George Washington
Most of this was very easy to read. I mistakenly thought, before reading, that the entire book was in George Washington's own words. It actually wasn' ...more
Jan 27, 2012
Jan 23, 2012
Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross, #1)
Classic Patterson. My first Patterson book was an Alex Cross book and I loved it. This one was great as well. It started out slow, but eventually pick ...more
Aug 14, 2010
Aug 10, 2010
Blindsight (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery, #1)
I bought this book new when it was on clearance and it has been sitting on my bookshelf for 18 years or so. I don't know why I put it off so long; I t ...more
Apr 08, 2011
Apr 03, 2011
Nothing to Lose (Jack Reacher, #12)
**spoiler alert** I ususally love these and they are all a little far fetched, but this one was a little too far fetched. This town was basically a th ...more
Nov 20, 2014
Nov 12, 2014
The Abs Diet: The Six-Week Plan to Flatten Your Stomach and Keep You Lean for Life
I would go as far as to say that this book is life changing for me. I bought it a couple years ago but never read it because I was doing well with wei ...more
Nov 08, 2009
Nov 02, 2009
Cadillac Beach
There are a bunch of Dorsey novels on the bookshelf in my fire station, and the covers are attractive, so I finally decided to see if they were any go ...more
Jun 18, 2010
Jun 10, 2010
Run for Your Life (Michael Bennett, #2)
**spoiler alert** This book started out good, then kind of spiraled into the same ol' Patterson story. It started sounding a lot like every Alex Cross ...more
Apr 10, 2011
Apr 08, 2011
Red, White & Liberal: How Left Is Right & Right Is Wrong
I've been reading a lot of books from the right, and wanted to read some stuff from the left, just to get a nice overall balanced view from all sides ...more
Mar 22, 2010
Mar 12, 2010
Crisis (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery, #6)
It has been about 6 years since I've read a Robin Cook novel, and I don't know why. I have enjoyed him in the past, and this book was no different. I ...more
May 16, 2010
May 09, 2010
Monster (Alex Delaware, #13)
This was my first Kellerman book. Pretty much a standard crime novel written from the perspective of a psychologist. Kellerman sells a lot of books an ...more
Dec 20, 2008
Dec 07, 2008
The Beach House
Another great Patterson book. With so many Patterson books out there, and other thrillers for that matter, they tend to start sounding the same after ...more
Jun 10, 2010
Jun 09, 2010
No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels
I was so into this story that I finished the book in 2 days. For some reason I have always been facsinated by the Hells Angels and other motorcycle ga ...more
Apr 10, 2009
Mar 16, 2009
The Chase
A departure from Cussler's usual adventure novels, Isaac Bell is sort of a cross between James Bond and Sherlock Holmes. I liked it. I really like Isa ...more
May 20, 2011
May 14, 2011
The Summons
The first 50 pages of this book were dreadfully depressing. Then the Judges secret is discovered and it became a little more interesting, but still qu ...more
May 03, 2011
Apr 28, 2011
Kiss of the Bees (Walker Family, #2)
This was my first Jance book and it was okay. I'm sure I'll check out some of her other stuff in time, but I'm not racing to get to another one. The b ...more
May 26, 2010
May 17, 2010
Haunted: A Novel of Stories
I found this on a list called "most disturbing books ever". I thought to myself, "how disturbing can it really be?" It was very disturbing. Not necess ...more
Oct 24, 2010
Oct 16, 2010
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
I actually liked the movie much better than the book, which is rare. I know it was written for youth, but the movie seemed much more believable than t ...more
Aug 03, 2010
Jul 28, 2010
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