Archive for the ‘4 Stars’ Category

Book Review: Solo by Jack Higgins

I enjoyed this novel as a fast, exciting read which is a lot of fun, lots of action and an interesting simple plot. The narrative flows, there are some interesting twists in the plot but nothing shocking or surprising.

Book Review: Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

The story revolves around the French roundup of Jews during WWII. A little girl, named Sarah, which escaped death and the search for her little brother whom she locked in a cupboard before the French police took their family away.

Book Review: Countdown City by Ben H. Winters

Countdown City by Ben H. Winters finds the world 77 days before a huge meteor will hit and will end life as we know it. As expected many people are going nuts, the government declares (basically) martial law and no one is really paying attention unless you have a gun.

Book Review: The Temporary Gentleman by Sebastian Barry

It seems as if Mr. Barry put great thought into the narrative of this book. Each of us, I’m sure, can go back and point to events which, in our opinion, were either a turning point or crossroads in our linear path even though we did not know it at the time – this is what McNulty is writing about.

Book Review: The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters

The murder / mystery is interesting but not the center, or the strength of the story. The characters are also interesting, it takes awhile to get to know them which is not necessarily bad, but are also not the strength of the book. The book is strong with describing a society gone amok.

Book Review: May Bird and the Ever After by Jodi Lynn Anderson

One day May Bird ventures further than she’s ever been and falls into the lake. As she crawls out she finds herself in the after world with ghouls, ghosts and monsters. Only the Book of the Dead can get her back to her own universe, but first she has to go through the evil Bo Cleevil.

Book Review: The Hurlyburly’s Husband by Jean Teulé

A historical fiction book about the Marquis de Montespan and his new wife, Athénaïs who becomes the preferred mistress of King Louis XIV. The novel was spent many weeks topping the French charts and was translated by Alison Anderson.

Giveaway & Book Review: The Eternal Nazi by Nicholas Kulish & Souad Mekhennet

The Eternal Nazi: From Mauthausen to Cairo, the Relentless Pursuit of SS Doctor Aribert Heim by Nicholas Kulish is a non-fiction book detailing the trials and tribulations of Nazi hunters following an elusive criminal.

Book Review: The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick

The premise is that a mentally handicapped man finds a letter his departed mom kept from Richard Gere, the famous actor and activist, and decides to spill his heart out in letters to the celebrity

Book Review: Three Souls by Janie Chang

In China, 1935, Leiyin watches her own funeral and wanders why she has not been permitted to the afterlife. Leiyin discovers that she is not alone; three souls are there to guide her along the way until she make amends. But first she has to find out what she has to make amends for.

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