Archive for the ‘4 Stars’ Category

Book Review: Clisson and Eugénie by Napoleon Bonaparte

Even though the novel is almost 300 years old (at the time of this post), it is still relevant and exciting. While the language does reflect the prejudices of the 18th Century, it is still a product of its time and well worth reading.

Book Review: Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming

Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming is the second novel featuring Secret Service agent James Bond 007. The book was first published in 1954 and takes place during the cold war.

Book Review: A Blind Goddess by James R. Benn

Billy Boyle finds himself answering a personal request from his old friend Sergeant Eugene “Tree” Jackson who is now part of the all-African American 617th Tank Destroyers. Tree’s gunner, ”Angry Smith” has been arrested for murder and is headed for the gallows.

Book Review: How to Lose a War at Sea edited by Bill Fawcett

How to Lose a War at Sea edited by Bill Fawcett is a fascinating collection of more than 30 short essays about naval warfare and oceanic disasters. The book spans decades, there are essays ranging from the days of the Spanish armada to naval blunders from the 1960s.

Book Review: Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar by Edgar Rice Burroughs

In The Son of Tarzan, the King of the Jungle discovered Opar, a legendary lost city which is the source of gold. Needing finances, Tarzan returns to enrich himself from their stockpiles. But Tarzan isn’t the only greedy human in the jungle, Albert Werper, a Belgian army officer is also there, secretly following Tarzan.

Book Review: Morgan Kane: Without Mercy by Louis Masterson

Morgan Kane has lost all his money in a game of poker in St. Louis, while he senses that the game was rigged, he can’t prove it, so he shrugs it off and heads back to Texas. However, the crooks who took his money also have a personal vendetta against the Ranger and use a beautiful woman as bait.

Book Review: The Son of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Even though Nikolas Rokoff, Tarzan’s enemy from previous books, died, his henchman Alexis Paulvitch is very much alive and wants to even the score. Rokoff lures the son of Tarzan & Jane, Jack, away from London but the resourceful young man escapes with the help of Akut the ape.

Book Review: Mystery Girl by David Gordon

Sam Kornberg lives in L.A., his marriage is falling apart and it looks like he’ll never be the novelist he dreamed of being. Looking for any job he might be qualify for , Sam gets a job as an assistant (he specializes in being an “assistant”) detective to Solar Lonsky.

Sam’s first assignment is to track a mysterious woman who triggers the adventure his about to take involving shootouts, mistaken identities, insane asylums and lots of movie talk in a video store.

Book Review: The Drought by Steven Scaffardi

Dan Hilles broke up with Stacey, his long time girlfriend. Dan has been out of the dating game for so long he has no idea on how to proceed, talk to girls or even behave as a single man.

But Dan has his friends, Ollie, Jack and Rob who are there to help and also trip him for their own amusement. After all, what are friends for?

Book Review: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Young Edmond Dante, a sailor, has almost been named captain of a ship and is in preparations of marrying his sweetheart. But Dante becomes the victim of a sinister plot which leads to false imprisonment in an island fortress. The naïve Dante doesn’t realize how serious his situation is and that the chances of him ever seeing the light of day decline daily.

After several years, and with the help of a friend, Dante manages to escape the prison and plots his revenge.

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