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Dark Harbor by Stuart Woods
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Jun 11, 2011

it was ok
Read from June 11 to 26, 2011

This is my second Stone Barrington novel by Stuart Woods. The plot was plain, generic, and formulaic. It reminded me a lot of TV detective shows. For those of you who are old enough, think of an episode of The Rockford Files. If you did not watch that, think of Magnum PI or Hunter. If that is too far back, think of Law and Order. If perhaps you haven't watched any of those shows, turn on the TV and watch an episode of Law and Order - it is on 24 hours a day on several cable channels.

For those of you who hate those silly details that authors put into books, those little facts, historical details, researched insights, or intriguing tidbits, do not worry; you will not have to strain your brain learning anything new in this book. I am positive that Stuart Woods did no research while writing this book. So relax, you will not have to learn anything interesting or new while reading Dark Harbor.

The only added details to the book were a couple of sex scenes put in to remind the reader that Stone Barrington is quite the stud and a ladies man. Now I do not like it when authors put in detailed sex scenes in books. If I wanted that I would just go ahead and buy erotica or porn-lit. Usually when I read a saucy, detailed sex scene in a book, afterwards I feel inadequate and somewhat itchy. Both of these sex scenes were only about a paragraph each, something about touching and what have you. So I did not feel too uncomfortable, only a little itchy (different body parts for each specific scene).

So after reading two of these Stone Barrington novels this is what I would recommend. The next time you read one of these novels, do it right. Pop some popcorn, pour yourself a glass of your favorite beverage, kick back in the recliner, and enjoy another light episode of the Stone Barrington saga.

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Diane I adore Stuart Woods books AND TV detective shows ;) Perfect match! Great review :)

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