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Tom Wolfe rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Black Order by James Rollins
Black Order (Sigma Force, #3)
by James Rollins (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2010
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Rollins is a very capable storyteller and he puts a lot of effort into moving this one along at a brisk pace, linking creepy Nazi experiments to the modern day in a fast-paced thriller. But it's rather top-heavy on the science and expostulation and b ...more
Tom Wolfe and 1 other person liked Sara McGuinness's review of A Cruel Harvest:
A Cruel Harvest by Paul  Reid
"I was given and recommended this book by a friend, and hadn't been expecting to enjoy it. I was surprised. It sweeps majestically from the coast of Ireland all the way to the deserts of Morocco, taking in pirate raids, lovers torn apart, arab rebe..." Read more of this review »
A Cruel Harvest by Paul  Reid
" You also misquoted the passage you just quoted. Just checked. Never mind! I didn't think the book was perfect either, but I have to say I loved it. "
Tom Wolfe rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Revelation by C.J. Sansom
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This is well-written and well-researched, bringing 16th century Tudor England to life in a way that is almost modernistic. At a time of political and religious tensions and uncertainty in the court of Henry VIII, a series of murders sends lawyer Matt ...more
Tom Wolfe rated a book 2 of 5 stars
The Quest by Wilbur Smith
The Quest
by Wilbur Smith
read in November, 2007
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Not his finest effort. I like Wilbur Smith's books, but this was a let-down. It has none of River God's beauty, nor Warlock's adventurous pace. It isn't a scratch on his earlier works. The plot meanders, seemingly assuming that Taita's popularity fro ...more
Tom Wolfe and 1 other person liked Annelise's review of A Cruel Harvest:
A Cruel Harvest by Paul  Reid
"Just finished A Cruel Harvest - what a great book! Action packed to the end - would make a great movie. "
Tom Wolfe and 1 other person liked N. Sasson's review of A Cruel Harvest:
A Cruel Harvest by Paul  Reid
"Paul Reid’s debut novel, A Cruel Harvest, is an irresistible tale that intertwines romance and adventure in one breathtaking sweep. Reid’s book transports the reader to faraway places with striking realism: from the verdant, wind-blown Irish coast..." Read more of this review »
Tom Wolfe rated a book 5 of 5 stars
A Cruel Harvest by Paul  Reid
A Cruel Harvest
by Paul Reid (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2010
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This is a very intense, fast-moving story, detailing the aftermath of a pirate raid upon an Irish village in the 18th century, in which a young man is torn from his lover and sold into slavery in Morocco. While the raid itself provides the spark, the ...more
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