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The Fifth Sorceress by Robert Newcomb
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Where do I begin? Honestly, when I read through the first fifty pages of Fifth Sorceress, I thought 'Hey this book ain't so bad... What's with all the terrible reviews?' Then I arrived at the point where Tristan played catch with his horse and I thou...more
How Fiction Works by James    Wood
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This book reads like the minutes of some book group convention attended by stay-at-home moms. There are way too many references to a plethora of writers that most readers probably have never heard before and thus could not identify with. Was there re...more
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"So, listen. I've got this insanely creepy video clip online. You've got to watch it. I'm sending it to you," George said, his hands immediately going acrobatic on his smart phone.

I put down my fork, swallowed the last bite of my sour cream potat...

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A Crown of Swords by Robert Jordan
"Is there a rating below 1 star I can give?

I think this is about where I gave up on this bloody series. (And I only got this far because I was on a long road trip/camping trip, and I picked them up cheap at a used book store in Anchorage, IIRC.) Bu..." Read more of this review »
The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr.
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Excellent read for all writers, journalists, and columnists alike. Element of Style is rife with must-know rules of English language from the get-go, from the very first section of the first chapter all the way until the end. They aren't simple rules...more
Introducing Time (Introducing by Craig Callender
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Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
Mistborn: The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)
by Brandon Sanderson (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2012
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Amazing.

'Mistborn: The Final Empire' is everything I yearn for in a fantasy novel. It has it all--a good plot, a cast of memorable characters and a clear writing style--and these elements click together so seamlessly and brilliantly that the exciteme...more
Write Tight by William Brohaugh
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Great advice for writers! I find myself agreeing with what Mr. Brohaugh says nearly all the time, and while he may not be the wittiest writer around, he captures my interest and fascination and holds it there. There is an unsettling lack of prose exa...more
Magician by Raymond E. Feist
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After "Magician: Apprentice", I was hoping that the second half of the Feist's Magician series would deliver closure to the multitude of plot threads that have been constructed in the first half, but as it turned out, I was disappointed. There are ma...more
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