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All Things at Once
3.45
it was ok
Mika Brzezinski is currently the co-host of MSNBC's Morning Joe. I thought the book may have more of a "how to balance children and career" advice, ...more
May 28, 2010
May 28, 2010
 
Body Broker: A Jack Dixon Novel
4.03
it was amazing
A fast-moving PI tale done in a modern noir style. Nice character development for the lead and a good Introduction to a large supporting cast with ...more
Dec 02, 2019
Dec 04, 2019
 
Caravaggio: The Complete Works
3.60
liked it
Good detailed artist review and some nice background on his artistic arc. Two favorite paintings: the disturbing Judith and Holofernes and his Saint ...more
Dec 2009
Dec 20, 2009
 
Elegy Beach
3.78
really liked it
Boyett wrote the book Ariel back in the 80's...a cult novel of some consequence in the post-Apocolyptic genre. These days, S.M. Stirling writes books ...more
Feb 17, 2010
Feb 17, 2010
 
Pirate Latitudes
3.44
liked it
This book was found on Crichton's hard drive, and has the makings of a top-notch historical novel. The characters are there, the plot is there, the ...more
Nov 28, 2009
Nov 29, 2009
 
Under the Dome
3.90
it was amazing
Sure, it's 1100 pages. Sure, there was a Simpson's movie with similar theme. Sure, there's some goofy similes.

BUT, man I realllly liked it.

UNDER THE
...more
Nov 13, 2009
Nov 12, 2009
 
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
4.06
liked it
Although it didn't seem to be the author's intention, I was appalled by the bizarre Lacks family. Superstitious and uneducated, most of the group were ...more
Apr 04, 2010
Apr 02, 2010
 
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
3.90
it was ok
Crammed full of slang and footnotes (yep, footnotes. I can't get enough of the story across, so I'll just sling some stuff on the bottom of the page), ...more
not set
Jan 15, 2010
 
Eating Animals
4.20
liked it
For those that have been living on another planet, Foer tells the tale of the evils of Factory Farming and the horrid merchants of death that provide ...more
not set
Mar 08, 2010
 
The Wind Comes Sweeping
3.78
it was amazing
Fast moving with a smart plot and interesting characters...good for readers of Jodi Picoult...
Apr 09, 2009
Apr 09, 2009
 
Onion John
3.45
it was ok
Horribly dated with characters that seem not to have a solid base...not recommended...
May 14, 2009
May 14, 2009
 
House Rules
4.02
it was ok
**spoiler alert** Okay, I really got into this book early. Interesting characters, a little romance, split families, an unusual yet trendy medical ...more
Jun 23, 2010
Jun 23, 2010
 
M*A*S*H Goes to Maine
3.52
it was ok
A sequel that tried to capitalize on the original's anti-establishment theme. The four MASH doctors reunite in contrived circumstances by opening a ...more
May 19, 2010
May 21, 2010
 
The Strain (The Strain Trilogy, #1)
3.78
really liked it
4 1/2 stars for the first installment in a trilogy. The book is a CSI meets vampires tale that moves fast in the James Patterson style. Characters for ...more
Jun 10, 2009
Jun 10, 2009
 
Blue-Eyed Devil (Virgil Cole & Everett Hitch, #4)
3.97
liked it
The last of the Virgil Cole / Everett Hitch saga ends on a very reflective note. There's a bit of action here and there, plus the return of a number ...more
Jun 23, 2010
Jun 23, 2010
 
Fever Dream (Pendergast, #10)
4.09
it was amazing
The Pendergast series has had its ups and downs, but this 10 adventure is a true return to form and is my favorite. It nimbly blends the past (the ...more
Jun 07, 2010
Jun 07, 2010
 
Fool
3.97
it was amazing
Moore wrote an impressive group of novels at the first of his career, including one of my all-time favorites, "Island of the Sequined Love Nun". His ...more
not set
Mar 12, 2010
 
The Mysterious Benedict Society (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #1)
4.16
really liked it
A children's mystery novel in the Blue Balliett vein, the Mysterious Benedict Society twists and turns at a fairly rapid pace despite its fairly ...more
Jun 27, 2009
Jun 27, 2009
 
Blood Oath (Nathaniel Cade, #1)
3.93
it was amazing
Okay, this falls into my rare 5 star category. It's not Steinbeck. It's not Hugo. It's Vince Flynn meets Men In Black with a touch of 24. The main ...more
Jun 13, 2010
Jun 13, 2010
 
Bitter Is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office
3.89
really liked it
Okay, the main character is obnoxious and unlikeable at times. There's a lot of fashionista talk and, admit it, most are pleased when she get's the ...more
May 25, 2010
May 24, 2010
 
Leather Maiden
3.79
really liked it
Joe Lansdale writes really good books: The Hap & Leonard series, excellent horror novels, even a Western. His best novel "The Bottoms", is a ...more
not set
Mar 04, 2010
 
Solar
3.25
liked it
I read McEwan's novels to help remind me what award-winning authors write. This one is typical McEwan: tons of introspection, technical detail, ...more
Apr 21, 2010
Apr 21, 2010
 
Crooked Little Vein
3.82
really liked it
Warren Ellis is an excellent graphic artist writer (okay, they used to be comic books)...his first novel is full of sharp dialogue and written in the ...more
Jun 14, 2009
Jun 14, 2009
 
Time Travelers Never Die
3.66
really liked it
Okay, it's got a pat ending, the characters aren't well-developed, and it reads like a name-dropping travelogue, but I still enjoyed it. I hung in ...more
Apr 14, 2010
Apr 14, 2010
 
The White Tiger
3.74
really liked it
This fictional first person account of life in India is an intriguing look into the caste system, with a look at both lower and higher caste ...more
Feb 25, 2010
Feb 25, 2010
 
Gator A-Go-Go (Serge Storms, #12)
4.13
really liked it
Unlike the previous Serge novel, the choppy Atomic Lobster, Gator-A-Go-Go is a cohesive romp filled with some of the better early characters, relevant ...more
not set
Feb 07, 2010
 
Rain Gods (Hackberry Holland, #2)
4.00
it was amazing
I rarely give a book 5 stars, but James Lee Burke's character story "Rain Gods" pushed every button that I have that says "Great Book." A basic ...more
Jul 18, 2009
Jul 16, 2009
 
Impact (Wyman Ford #3)
3.78
liked it
Preston always rights a decent thriller in the Dan Brown - Digital Fortress/Early James Rollins style. Normal things occur, then something odd; is is ...more
not set
Apr 21, 2010
 
The Fabulous Clipjoint (Ed & Am Hunter #1)
3.85
really liked it
Brown's first full-length novel, written in 1947, is still relevant today. A light noir novel, complete with a coming-of-age protagonist and assorted ...more
May 12, 2010
May 12, 2010
 
Union Atlantic
3.35
really liked it
4.5 stars on this one. The story is totally current and plausible: too big to fail banks, small-town politics. The characters are hard to pin down in ...more
not set
Mar 12, 2010
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