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Horse Crazy Lily

Sometimes it’s so much fun reading Middle Grade novels, books written for those we now refer to as ‘tweens. Horse Crazy Lily was my first exposure to The Lily Series, and I’d give it four out of five horseshoes. (I rarely give ratings of five out of five.) Although this isn’t …

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Horse Crazy Lily

Sometimes it’s so much fun reading Middle Grade novels, books written for those we now refer to as ‘tweens. Horse Crazy Lily was my first exposure to The Lily Series, and I’d give it four out of five horseshoes. (I rarely give ratings of five out of five.) Although this isn’t …

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A Lonely Business

Sometimes reading is a lonely business. When one reads a book, it’s largely an internal process. So many times I have finished a novel only to close it and think to myself, “that was really good, now what?” Whereas it is definitely satisfying to read something worthwhile, it’s sometimes frustrating …

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Book Review – Echo Park – Michael Connelly

13 years ago, Harry Bosch was unable to find who killed Marie Gesto and since then has been haunted by the failure. Now a serial killer is confessing to have killed her and to make matters worse, it appears that a lead that wasn’t followed up 13 years ago, could …

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Book Review – Gorky Park – Martin Cruz Smith

Three bodies, faceless and missing fingertips, are found in Gorky Park, Moscow. A police detective investigates, expecting the KGB to take over the investigation at any moment, and gets drawn into a tangled web of lies, money, and not knowing who to trust. Arkady Renko is a police investigator who, …

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Book of the Day – Ice Station – Matthew Reilly

Scientist at a station in the antarctic discover what appears to be a spacecraft frozen in the ice deep below the station in a half water filled cave. While a team of US marines make their way to the station, half of the scientists disappear while diving to see the …

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Book Review – Hard Landing – Lynne Heitman

A new female manager of an airline at Logan airport has to deal with unions, threats, and many secrets. This book reminded me in part of Airframe by Michael Crichton (yes there is one book of his I liked) with unions running wild and airplanes being involved. It moves at …

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Book Review – Cleopatra Gold – William J Caunitz

From the Publishers Alejandro Monahan’s a nightclub singer on the New York club circuit. Hes also an undercover cop. Hes got not past and only one missing: to avenge his father’s murder – at the hands of Cleopatra herself. OK, the plot sounds hokey big time with the image of …

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Book Review – The Last Hostage – John J Nance

From the Publisher A demented hijacker… A master of aviation suspense, author John J. Nance thrilled the country with his explosive bestsellers, “Pandora’s Clock and “Medusa’s Child. Now, as only he can do, Nance soars with a gripping new novel about one man in the air and on the brink, …

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Book Review – The Tweltfh Card – Jeffery Deaver

Unlocking a cold case with explosive implications for the future of civil rights, forensics expert Lincoln Rhyme and his protege, Amelia Sachs, must outguess a killer who has targeted a high school girl from Harlem who is digging into the past of one of her ancestors, a former slave. What …

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Book Review – The Innocent – Harlan Coben

From the Publisher “The modern master of the hook-and-twist.”¿Dan Brown, Author of The Da Vinci CodeYou never meant to kill him¿.One night, Matt Hunter innocently tried to break up a fight¿and ended up a killer. Now, nine years later, he¿s an ex-con who takes nothing for granted. His wife, Olivia, …

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Book Review – Hostage One – David Fisher

A novel about the kidnapping of the president. Starts slowly, builds nicely but in the end, doesn’t deliver a real knock-out punch. Its well crafted yet puts a questionable love story in the way of what is a half decent thriller. Not bad, not great, but definatly not bad.

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Graphic Novel Review – 300 – Frank Miller

From the Publisher 300 is a story of war and defiance as only Frank Miller can tell. Featuring the watercolor talents of painter Lynn Varley, 300 marks the first collaboration for these two creators since 1990’s Elektra Lives Again. The five-part series is collected into a beautiful, 88-page hardcover volume, …

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Book Review – Going Postal – Terry Pratchett

From the Publisher Terry Pratchett puts his stamp on the new Discworld novel. Moist von Lipwig was a con artist and a fraud and a man faced with a life choice: be hanged, or put Ankh-Morpork’s ailing postal service back on its feet. It was a tough decision. But he’s …

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Book Review – Radio Activity – Bill Fitzhugh

Rick Shannon is an unemployed FM rock DJ considering a change in career. But just as he begins selling off his record collection, a job offer comes from a small station in Mississippi, where a DJ recently stopped showing up for work. After discovering an audiotape that might explain the …

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