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John Devlin

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Average rating: 3.73 · 41 ratings · 10 reviews · 3 distinct works
LawDogs & BoozeHounds: A bl...

3.70 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 2015
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Lord of Her Manor (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:32PM
Description: A Love that cuts to the quick.
Kandy:everybody wants some (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: A dark look at a dark holiday.

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The Year's Best Science Fiction by Gardner R. Dozois
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Stories are fine with one caveat. Enough with the global warming trope; it's cliched, it's tired, and it's oh so contemporary.
Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario
"This is a powerful story of one child, representative of 48,000 children per year, who leave Central America and Mexico each year in search of their mothers in the United States. Enrique's mom, while she lived in the Honduras, scrubbed laundry in..." Read more of this review »
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Influence by Robert B. Cialdini
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Perhaps this book's insight were fresh back in "84, but now it's mostly well known psych.

Certainly, there's value in making concrete in one minds some of these perceptions, but the book stretches far too long.
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Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig
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The Hardy Boy comes out.

The writing's fine even a bit inspired here and there, but the first ending is all a bit silly. Somehow the police seem to be doing no investigating.

The second ending is ludicrous and only the seriously credulous will buy-in.

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Bossypants by Tina Fey
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Pleasantly agreeable.

Some good one-liners and lots of chuckle ready prose.

Those big time blurbs that claim it's incredibly funny are ridiculous.
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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
"Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 is a novel that transcends it's dystopian theme and delivers its cautionary message in a timeless fashion, what made this story compelling in 1953 remains provocative.

It is a strident call to arms, a warning siren of dar..." Read more of this review »
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Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
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First, I loathe the scenario when serious literary authors write science fiction. Though in their hands it's always Speculative fiction. Almost universally, one has to then hear the hosannas of the mainstream critics hailing this work as if others ha ...more
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From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun by Jacqueline Woodson
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A young black guy has friends, a girl interest, and a Single mom.

His mother tells him she's gay. He freaks out, but then he has a walk on the beach with his mother's love interest.

Sophomoric even for a young person's book
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Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
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If one never has seen a Western and watches almost any John Wayne movie, one would come away with the false belief that the movie was highly o
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