Archive for the ‘4 Stars’ Category

Book Review: The Plot Against America by Philip Roth

An alternative history novel which asks an question: what if America had elected a fascist government before World War II?

Book Review: Road to Reckoning by Robert Lautner

About: Road to Reckoning by Robert Lautner is a western novel taking place in 1837 This is Mr. Lautner’s debut novel. The pub­lisher is giv­ing away one copy of this book –to enter fill out the Raf­fle­copt­ter form at the end of the post. 256 pages Publisher: Touchstone Language: English ISBN-10: 1476731632 My rating for Road […]

Book Review: No Easy Day by Mark Owen

About: No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden by Mark Owen is a nonfiction account from one of the man in the Navy SEALs unit who were tasked with raiding the compound in which it was thought that Usama Bin Laden is hiding.  316 pages Publisher: Dutton Adult Language: English […]

Book Review: The Free by Willy Vlautin

About: The Free by Willy Vlautin is a fictional book tackling issues facing the modern world. Mr Vlautin is not only a novelist, but a songwriter as well which comes through in the narrative. The publisher is giving away one copy of this book –to enter fill out the Raf­fle­copt­ter form at the end of […]

Book Review: The Kept by James Scott

Midwife Elspeth Howell returns to her home after spending a few months away working. Elspeth can’t wait to get back; she has gifts for each of her five children and her husband.

What Elspeth finds, however, is a bloodbath. Her husband and children are murdered and one son, 12 year old Caleb, is missing. But Caleb is hiding and is so startled that he shoots his mother.

Book Review: Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children) by Ransom Riggs

Mr. Riggs certainly is a talented writer with an eye for strange and wonderful characters. Much like the first book, the author uses weird and mesmerizing photographs to compliment the story.

Book Review: The Time in Between by María Dueñas

The Time in Between by María Dueñas is a novel following the life of a Spanish woman’s journey from her humble beginnings as a poor seamstress, to an English spy during World War II. This novel is an international best seller and is Ms. Dueñas first book.

Book Review: Trans-Siberian Express by Warren Adler

Victor Dimitrov, Russian head of state, is suffering from leukemia. Not trusting the doctors in Russia to keep his secret from his political enemies, he requests an American doctor to treat him. Dr. Alex Cousins is hand picked for the job by the President, however Dr. Cousins discover that Dimitrov is planning to go out with a bang and strike China with nuclear weapons before he dies.

Book Review: Digging: Lifting the Memorable from Within the Unthinkable by Susan Rostan

The book is an easy read on a difficult subject, which the author does a wonderful job describing. Ms. Rostan also touches on a very important subject, the fact that Holocaust survivors are reluctant to share their horrific experiences with future generations to learn from and/or remember.

Graphic Novel Review: Batman, Vol. 1: Court of Owls by Schott Snyder

Batman, Vol. 1: Court of Owls by Scott Snyder tried to do a very difficult job – reboot Batman!

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