Book of Fate is a great conspiracy novel about the figures on either side of an attempt to control and manipulate information for monetary gain. I bou...moreBook of Fate is a great conspiracy novel about the figures on either side of an attempt to control and manipulate information for monetary gain. I bought this book after enjoying The First Counsel, and wasn't disappointed. Brad Meltzer weaves an amazing story, a rollercoaster ride that is heavily influenced by his research into the politics and procedures of the Oval Office.
Each Brad Meltzer experience is awe-inspiring, ranging from the tele-drama of Jack and Bobby, or the various thrillers he's had published over the years. The main character is somewhat different for each story though, and is often destined for greatness or an act of brilliance that will inevitably lead to the uncovering of a crime. Though the general structure is standard, the writing is always top-notch, and well worth reading, whether you are a layman or a seasoned veteran.(less)
I’d like to start this review by saying that I don’t read a lot of romance. However, when I was given the opportunity to read Foo...moreGenre: Romance/Comedy
I’d like to start this review by saying that I don’t read a lot of romance. However, when I was given the opportunity to read Fool’s Paradise, I decided to check out Jennifer Stevenson‘s take on the genre. It didn’t take me long to realize that I wasn’t reading a simple kissy novel. I soon found myself giggling at her playful use of wit and cliche to tell the story.
Fool’s Paradise begins with Bobbyjay Morton being called out to the lake from his shift at a local opera house to deal with a problem that may very well jeopardize his grandfather’s upcoming campaign to become union leader. As the family whipping boy, he is charged with the task of making the problem go away. However, he doesn’t count on Daisy Ditorelli turning up to find her grandfather’s beloved classic filled with smelt. When her grandfather arrives and tries to shoot the lad, Daisy steps in to save the day, telling the monarch of the Ditorelli family they are engaged. What begins as a simple lie to keep her Goomba from killing Bobbyjay, leads to numerous problems as the pair try to keep up the guise of an engaged couple. It also offers an opportunity to stop a feud that has been going for over four decades between the Mortons and the Ditorellis.
Daisy and Bobbyjay are great leads for the novel, bringing sanity and intelligence to two families filled with moronic males. The chemistry between the pair played out naturally, and I found myself cheering them on from the sidelines. I wanted them to make the finish line because they are both genuinely likable characters. I also wanted their families to realize the folly of the feud and quit being idiots. The satisfying conclusion wraps things up nicely, yet you know that the path won’t necessarily be perfect. However, as a reader and aspiring author I know that Bobbyjay and Daisy are more than a max for whatever obstacles come their way.
You can learn more about Jennifer Stevenson and her fiction by visiting her official website. You can pick up a copy of Fool’s Paradise wherever good ebooks are sold.(less)
I’ve been a fan of Teel McClanahan III ever since listening to the podcast version of Untrue Tales… Book One. Cheating, De...moreGenre: Horror (Zombie-movie)
I’ve been a fan of Teel McClanahan III ever since listening to the podcast version of Untrue Tales… Book One. Cheating, Death is a unique take on the zombie-movie genre. I have to say that in spite of some people’s complaints about the main character, Melvin Spall, I found him absolutely hilarious. He is indecisive when it comes to life outside of his workplace. He is cheating on his wife, Frances, with a much younger woman, Stacey, and is there at ground zero when a car pileup ends in the release of zombies into a highway of people. What will follow over the next day will end in Denver Colorado being a fight for survival for those still alive, and the descent into madness by both Frances and Melvin.
Teel does a fantastic job of bringing the characters to life and giving them a credibility. He also shows how quickly human beings can make a situation worse. What I really dig about this story, is that the author doesn’t dumb things down in any regard. The book is shot to a mature audience that can stomach gore and the various emotional elements faced by some of the characters. The reading is killer as well, lending weight to an already well-written novel. Overall, I highly recommend you guys check this sucker out, because it is a great listen.
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