Archive for the ‘3 Stars’ Category

Book Review: After Alice by Gregory Maguire

About: After Alice by Gregory Maguire is a novel written in the style of Lewis Carroll about a friend of Alice who follows her into Wonderland. Mr. Maguire wrote the bestselling novel Wicked and its sequels among other books. The pub­lisher is giv­ing away one copy of this book  –to enter fill out the Raf­fle­copt­ter […]

Giveaway & Book Review: We Had A Job To Do by Theresa Anzaldua

The book is not an in depth look at the war, but it’s a wonderful introduction to the culture and people of the time.

Book Review: Flyboys by James Bradley

About: Flyboys: A True Story of Courage by James Bradley is a non-fiction book about pilots in World War II. Mr. Bradley wrote several World War II books, the most famous is Flags of Our Fathers. 592 pages Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Language: English ISBN-10: 031610728X My rat­ing for Flyboys – 3 Buy this […]

Book Review: New World by Andrew Motion

It is a brave endeavor to write a sequel or a prequel to existing, classic novels and Mr. Motion does justice to Stevenson’s style and story.

Book Review: Wicked by Gregory Maguire

I found this book mediocre and somewhat disjointed. Yet, I found it strangely interesting – maybe because I think that the idea is brilliant and the overall story is good.

Book Review: The Gunslinger by Stephen King

Mr. King does write an excellent scene and creates a very dramatic world, but the cost was the storyline, which I thought wasn’t very substantial. The story feels more as an homage to Westerns (my favorite genre in films) and the magical world of Camelot. The novel does a great job at it, using the same technology and socioeconomic themes, but what makes a good movie does not necessarily makes a good book.

Book Review: Never Pay Full Price Again by Mr. Cheapskate

About: Never Pay Full Price Again: 5 Simple Lessons on How to Save Money on Anything & Everything by Mr. Cheapskate is an eBook containing a few short lessons on saving money. 15 pages Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Language: English My rat­ing for Never Pay Full Price Again — 3 Buy this book from […]

Book Review: The Mapmaker’s Children by Sarah McCoy

I liked the stories of the women and the found the characters to be affable and smart. The author can certainly write and engaging story and I found myself to be sympathetic to the storyline.

Book Review: The Foundling’s War by Michel Déon

Narrowly escaping death by firing squad Jean Arnaud, a 20 year old man and his friend Palfy, a conman, are biding their time in a brothel after the French defeat in 1940. Jean falls in love with a beautiful stranger and gets into serious troubles following his heart.

Book Review: The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure

A second rate architect, only accepts his benefactor’s offer to design hiding places for Jews so he can get contracts building factories for the Germans.

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