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Sense and Senselessness or A DRM Love/Hate Story (OK, Hate)

Yesterday MediaBistro published an article quoting Richard Nash from Red Lemonade imprint stating that they are taking the unusual step of giving out eBooks for reviewers without Digital Rights Management (DRM) imprinted on them. Mr. Nash said: “Well, I don’t think consumer books should have DRM, so putting DRM on reviewers’ books is even dumber. […]

Book Review: Field Gray by Philip Kerr

I got this book for free. Article first published as Book Review: Field Gray by Philip Kerr on Blogcritics. The pub­lisher has made avail­able one (1) copy of “Field Gray” to be given out– enter at the end of the post My rating for Fields Gray – 5 About: “Field Gray” by Philip Kerr (website) is […]

Factual Friday: The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Even though it took me a while to get into The Hunchback of Notre Dame I was very impressed with the book (book review) and thought the last 200 pages were certainly work trudging through some of it. 1) The original title of the book is “Notre Dame de Paris” which translates into “Our Lady […]

Book Review: The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

I bought this eBook (a Barnes & Noble Classic). My rating for The Hunchback of Notre Dame – 4 About: “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” by Victor Hugo (1802-1885 | Biography & Works) is a fictional story set in Paris, France and published in 1831. The novel became a classic and the Hunchback became a […]

Book Review: The Instructions by Adam Levin

I bought this book. My rating for The Instructions – 4 About: “The Instructions” by Adam Levin is a fictional book taking place over three days. This long book which tells a short story follows one very bright troublemaker in Junior High School. 1,030 pages Publisher: McSweeney’s ISBN: 9781934781821 Pur­chase “The Instructions” through the ManOfLa­Book […]

Book Review: Killing Rommel by Steven Pressfield

I borrowed this book from the local library. My rating for Killing Rommel – 5 About: “Killing Rommel” is a historical fiction novel by Steven Pressfield (website | Twitter | Facebook) which takes place in the early 1940’s when General Erwin Rommel‘s (The Dessert Fox) troops were intent on capturing the Mid East oil fields […]

Blog Now Available on Kindle

As of this week, all of you avid readers can get ManOfLaBook.com on your Kindle – simply subscribe here and get a 14 day free trial and then pay $1.99 per month. Why $1.99? I don’t know – Amazon.com decided on that price (I get 30% which will go towards maintaining the blog and my […]

Factual Friday: Anna Sewell

Author Anna Sewel (30 March 1820 – 25 April 1878) was an English novelist best known for her classic novel “Black Beauty”. Below are a few facts about Ms. Sewel just in case you’re ever on Jeopardy. 1. Anna Sewell was part of a devout Quaker family. 2. Anna’s mother, Mary Wright Sewell,  was a […]

Book Review: Pox – An American History by Michael Willrich

I got this book for free as part of the TLC Book Tour pro­mo­tion. My rating for Pox: An American History – 4 About: “Pox: An American History” by Michael Willrich is a non-fiction book which traces how the smallpox vaccine was distributed during major outbreaks. Some of the vaccines were forced onto people which […]

Book Review: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

I bought this book. My rating for Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet – 4 About: “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford (Website | Twitter) is a fictional book set during a volatile time in American history. Jamie Ford has created intriguing characters telling an extraordinary story. 301 […]

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