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Fatherland
3.95
it was ok
**spoiler alert** This book would have us believe that, had the Nazi’s won WW2, the truth about the holocaust would have been unknown as late as 1964. ...more
May 15, 2010
Jan 26, 2011
 
A Faint Cold Fear (Grant County, #3)
4.12
it was ok
I heard this young woman present at the National Book Festival on 25Sep2010. She is a good presenter, relaxed and with a good sense of humor, and made ...more
Nov 11, 2010
Jan 27, 2011
 
The Source
4.29
really liked it
IMHO this is Michener’s most remarkable book (although I have read only 8 of them so far). It goes back much further in time, and covers a wider swath ...more
Oct 12, 2009
Jan 23, 2011
 
Canada
3.49
liked it
This book made me think somewhat of Catcher in the Rye, although there were quite a few differences from that book. The last chapter was a summing up ...more
Apr 16, 2014
Apr 25, 2014
 
Edge of Eternity (The Century Trilogy, #3)
4.03
really liked it
**spoiler alert** This is the 2nd of the trilogies that covers years through which I lived. Concerning this one, I participated in some of the wars co ...more
Oct 17, 2014
Sep 22, 2014
 
Franz Schubert: A Biography
4.00
really liked it
In case you were inclined to feel sorry for the great Franz Schubert, and lament the tragically bad luck he had to die so young, Ms. McKay will disabu ...more
Jan 2015
Jan 01, 2015
 
Two Past Midnight: Secret Window, Secret Garden
3.95
did not like it
Short mystery. Too obvious to be entertaining.
May 09, 2010
Jan 26, 2011
 
Gone Girl
4.03
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Please do not read further if you are planning to read the book yourself, because it this review reveals everything you want to find ...more
Jul 03, 2014
Aug 09, 2013
 
The Odessa File
4.10
liked it
I enjoyed this neo-Nazi thriller. The year is 1963. Odessa is the group hiding former SS and, in some cases, providing them with new identities and li ...more
Dec 20, 2009
Jan 25, 2011
 
Waiting for Winter
3.89
liked it
**spoiler alert** John O’Hara (JO) was one of the most popular novelists of the mid-20th century, and this very short novel is a good example of why. ...more
Feb 15, 2013
Feb 15, 2013
 
Four Blind Mice (Alex Cross, #8)
3.97
did not like it
I more or less agree with Stephen King: “…a dopey thriller.” But it was also a fun read. At the end, I felt like I had not improved myself by reading ...more
Oct 28, 2009
Jan 24, 2011
 
Lie Down with Lions
3.78
liked it
**spoiler alert** Ellis Thaler works for the CIA. In Paris, he was given the name Jane Lambert, who could introduce him to leftists and terrorists. Th ...more
Aug 27, 2010
Jan 26, 2011
 
Peachtree Road
3.89
really liked it
This book is largely set in Buckhead, where I used to live (1948-1956) and went to school (North Fulton HS 1948-1950). She defines (p.23) Buckhead as ...more
Jan 16, 2011
Jan 27, 2011
 
The Winter King (The Warlord Chronicles, #1)
4.27
really liked it
This is the first of a trilogy about King Arthur, although Cornwell admits that Arthur may never have existed. The story is told by a 15 year old warr ...more
Jan 10, 2010
Jan 26, 2011
 
The Burden of Proof (Kindle County Legal Thriller, #2)
4.05
liked it
For some reason, I found this book difficult to read. Mr. Turow has a peculiar way of wording sentences (some of them, not all of them), such that som ...more
Sep 15, 2010
Jan 27, 2011
 
Exile
3.96
really liked it
This book puts words in the characters’ mouths that give the reader an excellent summary of the feelings of both sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conf ...more
Aug 19, 2010
Jan 26, 2011
 
Enemy of God (The Warlord Chronicles, #2)
4.37
liked it
For some unknown reason, the map that was so helpful to the reading of The Winter King is not repeated in this book. Cornwell continues to tell the st ...more
Jul 21, 2010
Jan 26, 2011
 
Marker (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery, #5)
3.87
liked it
**spoiler alert** Some may find that the following review reveals too much of the story, so please do not read further if you wish to be completely su ...more
Nov 22, 2012
Nov 22, 2012
 
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)
4.20
really liked it
Do not read this if you are going to read the book and want to be surprised by every facet of the story. This 3rd book explains the origin of the cons ...more
Nov 09, 2010
Jan 27, 2011
 
Rebecca
4.20
really liked it
**spoiler alert** This novel is told in the 1st person, by Maxim’s 2nd wife, the narrator (TN). Ms. Danvers’ big rant against TN (and also she critici ...more
Apr 13, 2011
Apr 13, 2011
 
The Confession of Katherine Howard
3.21
really liked it
**spoiler alert** The following review could be thought by some to contain spoilers, so do not read on if you are planning to read the book and want t ...more
May 18, 2013
May 18, 2013
 
Fatal Tango
3.19
really liked it
**spoiler alert** The following review contains spoilers, so do not read on if you are planning to read the book and want to be surprised. Giulietta B ...more
May 22, 2013
May 21, 2013
 
Death and Honor (Honor Bound, #4)
4.11
it was ok
This book was longer than it should have been IMHO. I consequently read through it rather quickly, and therefore did not understand all the plot eleme ...more
Nov 21, 2009
Jan 25, 2011
 
Term Limits
4.30
it was ok
**spoiler alert** TERM LIMITS (1997)

President Stevens has a chief of staff (Garrett) who is loud and abrasive. Freshman congressman Michael O’Rourke h
...more
Feb 04, 2009
Jan 24, 2011
 
Caravans
3.98
really liked it
I enjoyed the book, and thought that Michener did a good job in giving a snapshot of the country at a point in time (1946). However, I was somewhat di ...more
Dec 19, 2009
Jan 25, 2011
 
Sharpe's Rifles (Sharpe, #6)
4.21
liked it
The French took Madrid in December 1808. The object in the strongbox is unknown. Major Vivar (Spanish) has left Madrid just one hour after the French ...more
May 03, 2010
Jan 26, 2011
 
Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln's Legacy
3.91
really liked it
AJ did not change his political course after the acquittal. AJ rejected Reconstruction, and vetoed the readmission of Southern states (with reconstruc ...more
Aug 29, 2010
Jan 26, 2011
 
South of Broad
3.77
really liked it
Mr. Conroy writes beautifully, and describes feelings and the idiosyncrasies of his characters with great accuracy. His wise-cracking dialogue has gre ...more
Dec 22, 2010
Jan 27, 2011
 
Inside the Third Reich
4.07
really liked it
Speer gives us insight into the thinking of two people: (1) himself, and (2) Adolf Hitler.
(1) He is somewhat ashamed of not knowing more about what w
...more
Jun 25, 2010
Jan 26, 2011
 
The Fall
4.05
it was ok
**spoiler alert** Almost immediately, in AC’s estimation, we see the sum total of his opinion of the human race (as some future historian might summar ...more
Mar 04, 2013
Mar 04, 2013
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