I found this to be a well-researched, fast page-turner of a read. Crosscurrents is a tightly wound, complex political thriller that takes yoWell done!
I found this to be a well-researched, fast page-turner of a read. Crosscurrents is a tightly wound, complex political thriller that takes you on a high-stakes deadly race to avoid a global catastrophe. Good cast of characters, too, with an interesting dynamic....more
The Prank is another story in the author’s Second Chance Limo series. They are based on what I think is a very cool concept - if you wereCool concept
The Prank is another story in the author’s Second Chance Limo series. They are based on what I think is a very cool concept - if you were to be given a second chance at changing what happened at a critical point in your life, would you take it? Should you take it? What might the consequences be? Good? Bad? Worse? Much, much worse?
The problem is, we can never really know what an outcome might be until it happens, even with the very best of intentions, such as those in The Prank. There are just too many variables to account for, too many interrelationships. When the first domino falls, there may be no way to stop all the others if circumstances speed out of control. It’s a risk that the folks in these stories take, most recently in The Prank: Can good come out of tragedy? Will we ever really know what all the second chance might set in motion? Are certain things inevitable?
It’s interesting and entertaining food for thought, that’s for sure!...more
Hi Harry Potter readers, like many of you, I am a big fan of the magical world that JK Rowling has brought to uMy favorite of the Harry Potter series!
Hi Harry Potter readers, like many of you, I am a big fan of the magical world that JK Rowling has brought to us avid readers. The series progressed to darker & more difficult literary terrain, culminating in the powerful, yet painful at times, read - Deathly Hallows. I loved that book and it was a great & surprising in some aspects, end to an amazing series. However, Half Blood Prince remains my favorite of the series. It became darker and the stakes grew higher, yet, there were many moments throughout the first two thirds/three quarters of the story that allowed us to just enjoy the world of Harry Potter & his friends at Hogwarts. I found the mystery laced throughout the story of the Half-Blood Prince to be my favorite aspect of the story. It was well-peppered throughout the story, leaving the reader wondering where just where we were being taken - and with all of the books in this series, it provided added depth & complexity to the story and its characters, while at times making us root & cheer and at other times, be shocked & horrified by some of the dark turns.
This book was a truly fine balance of carefree, fun, hopeful, mysterious, and frightening aspects, that left me, the reader, immensely satisfied. As much as JK Rowling has placed us in a magical world like no other, I still relate to the human struggles, foibles, and natural curiosity of its characters. The journeys the characters take, on a deep level are true to life and I for one, feel enriched by having taken this journey along with them.