Posts Tagged ‘NYC’

Book Review: The Stowaway: A Young Man’s Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica by Laurie Gwen Shapiro

A story of adventure and a fascinating tale brought to life by a talented writer.

Book Review: The Golden House by Salman Rushdie

About: The Golden House by Salman Rushdie is a novel about a powerful tycoon who immigrates to the US.  This is the thirteenth novel from Mr. Rushdie’s arsenal of tales, it is the first one I read but am looking forward to filling the backlog. 400 pages Publisher: Random House Language: English ISBN-10: 0399592806 My rat­ing for The Golden […]

Book Review: In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

I really appreciated how Ms. Allende took three disjointed stories and tried to weave them together

Book Review: Octopussy and The Living Daylights by Ian Fleming

I simply feel that the James Bond series should have gotten a much stronger finish than two short stories and two outlines for short stories.

Book Review: War Reporting for Cowards by Chris Ayres

Being embedded with American troops is no joke, as he soon finds out

Graphic Novel Review: Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon by Matt Fraction, David Aja (Illustrator), Javier Pulido (Illustrator)

Clint is finding out what most of us already know – normal life is hard.

Book Review: Born Speaking Lies by Rob Lenihan

The story itself is very violent, sometimes brutal and mostly all the way through. The characters are well written, from the mob boss who is trying to keep his small fiefdom together, to the young guys with no parental guidance in sight trying to make a name for themselves, to the protagonist Bill the Kid, trying to find some peace in his crazy world.

Book Review: The Memory of Things by Gae Polisner

The author wrote a profound book which captures the helplessness against a great tragedy, but also the profound human relationships which can occur from such a tragedy.

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

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

Book Review: Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming

Mr. Fleming’s descriptions of Harlem, voodoo and thrilling adventures are as exciting as ever. The tone in this novel is grittier than its predecessor, with more action moving the story forward.
And a fight with a giant octopus.

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