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One O'Clock Hustle (Rebecca Mayfield, #1)
3.85
it was amazing
On her website, author Joanne Pence says, " I hope you'll enjoy my stories." That sentiment is worth noting. because nowadays, many mystery writers do ...more
May 06, 2014
May 10, 2014
 
Ancient Shadows
3.96
it was amazing
When it comes to mysteries, some readers think murders are the most frightening crimes. Not for me. We now have a mystery genre for horror, which is n ...more
Apr 22, 2015
Apr 24, 2015
 
Readings for Problem-Solving Leadership
4.58
it was amazing
Many of theses articles are essential reading for any current or would-be leader of a technical team or division, whether or not that reader carries t ...more
Nov 23, 2013
Nov 24, 2013
 
1984
4.16
it was amazing
Orwell was too optimistic.
Jan 1984
Nov 06, 2010
 
Bed-Bugged (Doodlebugged Mysteries, #1)
4.03
it was amazing
Do you love dogs?

If so, read no further. You'll love Bed-Bugged: a Doodlebug Mystery, so just buy it without delay.

Do you love mysteries?

If so, you're
...more
Jan 10, 2012
Jan 12, 2012
 
Stockholm Syndrome
4.33
it was amazing
Here's a book that's easy to read, but hard to review.

It's a page-turner, thrilling while sensitive, super-serious while witty, and gutsy while insigh
...more
Nov 16, 2015
Nov 16, 2015
 
Permanent Makeup
4.67
really liked it
My first task after reading Permanent Makeup is to thank Ms. Ziporyn for an enriching reading experience. It's not the kind of story I usually read, w ...more
Jun 2014
Jun 08, 2014
 
The Cartographer's Daughter
4.12
it was amazing
Here's a recipe for a novel I simply loved:

1. Start with a unique and powerful idea: instead of making maps to follow the changes in the way the world
...more
Sep 26, 2011
Sep 26, 2011
 
Jessica Falls
5.00
it was amazing
I had promised to review Terry Hayman's novel, Jessica Falls, but as the story drew me into its web, I was having trouble figuring out how to communic ...more
Feb 19, 2012
Feb 22, 2012
 
Strangelets With a Side of Grilled Spam: Episode One (Strangelets, #1)
3.60
it was amazing
How good is Michael Angel's Strangelets...? Here's what it did to me:
I was reading the latest Jack Reacher novel when I received a tweet announcing th
...more
Aug 2013
Aug 10, 2013
 
Dead Hypocrites
5.00
it was amazing
I'm frequently asked to explain why I take the "easy way out," rather than fight my way through life's difficulties without the "crutch" of my religio ...more
Dec 13, 2011
Dec 13, 2011
 
Mind Secrets
3.85
it was amazing
Mind Secrets is a novel in the best of all science fiction traditions. It makes one contrary-to-today's-science assumption and then shows us the conse ...more
Jul 15, 2012
Aug 06, 2012
 
Say Goodbye (Quincy & Rainie, #6)
4.12
liked it
The least interesting of all Lisa Gardner's books I've read so far. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the book, and read to the end (which I don't do if I ...more
Jan 10, 2011
Jan 31, 2011
 
The Exotics Book 2: Xanadu House
4.67
really liked it
As an adult, I'm not supposed to admit that I enjoyed reading a book for younger readers. But as a grandfather, it's okay for me to tell how much my g ...more
Jun 15, 2012
Jun 25, 2012
 
Shadow Life
3.95
it was amazing
Some books you can't put down until you reach the end. Those are rare enough, but even more rare are the books you can never put down. Their stories s ...more
Dec 19, 2011
Dec 21, 2011
 
Doggirl
4.21
it was amazing
I read Doggirl because I've read other books by Robin Brande, and loved them all. My love of dogs was just a bonus, but a huge bonus. Without the slig ...more
May 12, 2011
Jun 01, 2011
 
Experiential Learning: Beginning (1)
3.58
it was amazing
Gerald Weinberg has launched a new book series called Experiential Learning.If you design or run experiential workshops, check it out. If you have nev ...more
May 17, 2012
Jun 08, 2012
 
Blood Son
4.10
it was amazing
A terrific, exciting romantic thriller

The Mexico Tourist Board has been advertising recently with the slogan, "Mexico, it's not what you thought." Wel
...more
Dec 22, 2011
Dec 23, 2011
 
The Death Lottery
5.00
it was amazing
The stories in Weinberg's Residue Class Mystery series keep getting better and better, as the team of young genius mathematicians grows more experienc ...more
Jan 25, 2014
not set
not set
Jan 29, 2014
 
Pushcart's Complete Rotten Reviews and Rejections: A History of Insult, A Solace to Writers
3.87
it was amazing
Any writer who becomes discouraged by the barbs of critics needs to own this book to read for reassurance. No great writer is spared by these critics ...more
not set
Aug 13, 2011
 
Betrayal (Dismas Hardy, #12)
3.92
it was amazing
Some of Lescroarts ardent fans will be dissatisfied with this tale, because it's not all courtroom crime and drama. And because it shows a side of war ...more
not set
Mar 30, 2011
 
Feebles for the Fable-Minded
3.67
it was amazing
I love it, but not just because I wrote it. I still find it funny or enlightening, or both.
Oct 15, 2013
Oct 17, 2013
 
The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell
4.07
it was amazing
Full of insights about one of my heroes.
Jan 1968
Jan 05, 2011
 
The Collected Stories Of Bertrand Russell
4.09
it was amazing
Surprising.
not set
Jan 05, 2011
 
Envy the Night
3.82
did not like it
Noir, with no light to relieve the empty plot. I quit after 120 pages, believing the good reviews must have meant something. But those reviewers must ...more
Jan 03, 2014
Jan 03, 2014
 
The Edge
4.00
it was ok
I generally love Dick Francis, but The Edge disappointed me. I got lost in irrelevant asides, and after 19 chapters, I decided I didn't care whodunnit ...more
Dec 21, 2013
Dec 21, 2013
 
What Came Before He Shot Her (Inspector Lynley, #14)
3.54
did not like it
Far too turgid for me. I made it through 8.5 pages, then gave up.

I actually read one of her books all the way through some years ago. I forgot. Just n
...more
Jan 11, 2011
Jan 12, 2011
 
Caught
3.98
liked it
Wonderfully intricate plot, but not up to his usual level of quality. I think it's the characters, who seem rather flat (and not very nice people, exc ...more
May 31, 2011
Jun 01, 2011
 
A Demon in My View
3.83
it was amazing
Rendell violates many of the "rules" about mysteries, but she's a writer who can do this and make it work, and work exceptionally well.
Mar 19, 2011
Mar 27, 2011
 
Down and Out in Paris and London
4.10
really liked it
A memorable book. After many years, I still remember his stories about what goes on in the kitchens of fancy hotels/restaurants.
Jan 1960
Jan 01, 2011
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