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The musical was better!

No, I’m kidding (although I am one of 23 people on this planet to actually likes the B’way show. No excuse for the other plane...more
Jan 21, 2009
Jan 21, 2009
The Last Patriot (Scot Harvath, #7)
I looked this book up to put it on my ‘currently-trying-to-read’ list and noticed following the title: (Scot Harvath, #7). Number SEVEN? There are six...more
Aug 16, 2009
Aug 12, 2009
The Tender Bar
This is a curious way to preface a book: “I needed a family, a home, and men. Especially men. I needed men as mentors, heroes, role models, and as a k...more
Apr 12, 2009
Mar 14, 2009
God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
God is not so good (if he/she/it exists at all).

Man(kind) eternally perverts God and the concept thereof (if man exists at all) to his own evil machin...more
May 05, 2009
May 05, 2009
Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)
My second attempt to read and finish. Made it to the end this time. Still wish it had more than one predictable plot thread. Still wish it were better...more
May 04, 2014
May 04, 2014
Then We Came to the End
A few years ago I gave up a management position and vowed never to take another. I knew I’d miss the money, but I simply did not want to attend one mo...more
Dec 26, 2008
Dec 30, 2008
Ice Station (Shane Schofield, #1)
I hesitate to put this on the library shelf after struggling to finish another one of the author’s witless action yarns ‘Seven Deadly Wonders.’ But my...more
May 26, 2009
May 26, 2009
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Cover your eyes children… you do not want to read the bad words about to assault your innocent psyche:

What the fcuk is this siht?

The first time I read...more
Apr 05, 2011
Apr 05, 2011
The Sign
I didn’t like ‘The Last Templar’ so why read another pulp novel by a hack? Well . . .made curious by the cover blurb and 50 cents at a yard sale, I fo...more
Jun 04, 2010
Jun 04, 2010
Chicken Soup for the Soul
“Two seeds lay side by side in the fertile spring soil.

The first seed said, “I want to grow! I want to send my roots deep into the soil beneath me, an...more
Nov 29, 2009
Nov 29, 2009
Winter's Tale
Here are a couple comments from a cyber friend I agree with:

"Helprin is a talented writer. His prose approaches poetry in its lush detail and lyricism...more
Sep 12, 2009
Sep 12, 2009
The Pillars of the Earth  (The Pillars of the Earth, #1)

When the sequel to this novel came out this past year, and such a brouhaha was made by reviewers over the fact Ken Follett could write something other...more
Jan 12, 2009
Jan 02, 2009
The Curve of the World
Interesting novel, but disappointing in it's shallowness. The author is smooth at story telling, which keeps the reader semi-interested, but the frequ...more
Mar 16, 2012
Mar 16, 2012
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America
Steal this book! The author deserves no royalties. She is condescending, patronizing and proselytizing to the converted. Of course it is hard to make...more
Feb 08, 2009
Feb 08, 2009
Women of the New Mexico Frontier, 1846-1912
The author is going for the ‘noble woman in a savage land’ here and it makes for one hell of a dull read. The book is like an afterschool special—comp...more
Jan 2008
Feb 10, 2009
Category 7
There it was--facing me on the rack at Barnes & Noble. Was this published in hardback? Probably not. Hot off the paperback presses, a new ecco-dis...more
Dec 08, 2008
Dec 08, 2008
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)
I have tried twice. This is my third time. So many people list this book as one of their all time favorites. I am determined to find out why. I will m...more
Jan 26, 2009
Jan 24, 2009
Eternity Road
I hate to say it. I do. I really do. Because I like Jack McDevitt's novels. But this is dull and inimaginative. There are characters I didn't care abo...more
Jun 02, 2008
Nov 29, 2008
The Reapers: A Thriller
I had my doubts about this one. I liked ‘Bad Men’ but in this novel the author was still introducing characters on page 100. That’s all he was doing....more
Aug 24, 2009
Aug 23, 2009
The Lost Tomb (Jack Howard, #3)
Lugubrious and sometimes tedious—there are still enough interesting ideas and ‘good parts’ to get you to the end. There are very long sections of hist...more
Dec 16, 2008
Dec 11, 2008
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
as long as I am writing shitty reviews, I might as well ad this on to my list. It . . . um . . . sucks.
Apr 12, 2009
Apr 12, 2009
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
I tried to like this. It won the Pulitzer for gosh sakes. At first I entered into the world of Dominican surreal fantasy—and then it took some turns t...more
Jul 17, 2008
Dec 07, 2008
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