Archive for the ‘Fiction’ Category

Book Review: Diamonds are Forever by Ian Fleming

James Bond is assigned an undercover investigation of a diamond smuggling operation from Sierra Leone to the United States.

Book Review: From Russia With Love by Ian Fleming

About: From Russia With Love by Ian Fleming is the 5th novel in the series featuring English spy James Bond, 007. The book was published in 1957 and is considered one of the quintessential Cold War novels.   253 pages Publisher: Fine Communications (July 1997) Language: English ISBN-10: 1567310532   My rat­ing for From Russia […]

Fun Facts Friday: Lord Byron

At Newstead Abbey, Byron’s home, he served guests drinks in goblets made of skulls from the family’s crypt. Lord Byron even asked for the skull of Percy Bysshe Shelley at his cremation. Shelley’s friends, knowing who he’s talking to, promptly refused.

Book Review: In the Land of Armadillos by Helen Maryles Shankman

I truly enjoyed this book and the linked stories that go along with it.

Book Review: Forgiving Mariela Camacho by A.J. Sidransky

This novel is an exciting, fast paced page turner with many themes

Book Review: The Sea Beach Line by Ben Nadler

The author managed to combine comedy, drama, romance, mystery, religion (Judaism) and a healthy dose of NYC culture in the narrative, yet somehow stay focused on a loose p

Book Review: The Explorers Guild: Volume One: A Passage to Shambhala by Jon Baird and Kevin Costner

The beautiful design alone of this book is worth a look for any bibliophile, even if you might not enjoy the story.

Book Review: Incitement by David Graham

The author keeps the reader guessing about the real motives of all the characters involved. As is in life, there is not black and white, but only shades of gray. Even the “good guys” have their own dark motivation.

Book Review: The Angles of Zin by Clifford Irving

The Angles of Zin by Clifford Irving was a nice surprise when I read it. The book is well done and well written. The author doesn’t try to tackle on too much, but shows a slice of life and characters who tackle incredibly difficult moral dilemmas.

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 […]