The book is straight forward and presents the information in small, easy to swallow chunks
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About: Blood Stripe: The Susanna Marcasi Chronicles by Gina Maria DiNicolo is a novel which addresses sexual harassment in the military as well as the corruption in Washington, DC. Ms. DiNicolo has served in the US Marine Corps after graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy, this is a her second book and her first fictional […]
Ms. Abbott manages to tell four different stories, switching marvelously between them while keep distance and judgment.
As a fan of history, I really enjoy the small, intimate stories which give a most excellent background to world events, and this book is filled with them. It was wonderful to read about the friendship, intimacy, companionship and service the staff provides the families who are on a world stage and sometimes can feel lonely and battered.
Even though this novel is the second in the series, it is a standalone story which one could enjoy. The returning characters are re-introduced and the synopsis of the first book is rehashed throughout. The story is told horizontally, meaning that the various storylines are happening at the same time but at a different location. The author did a great job setting up the pages so the breaks are easy to follow and understand.
Article first published as Book Review: Hacks, Sycophants, Adventurers, and Heroes: Madison’s Commanders in the War of 1812 by David Fitz-Enz on Blogcritics. About: Hacks, Sycophants, Adventurers, and Heroes: Madison’s Commanders in the War of 1812 by David Fitz-Enz is a non-fiction book which commemorates the bicentennial of the war. Mr. Fitz-Enz is a host […]
Article first published as Book Review: Enemies: A History of the FBI by Tim Weiner on Blogcritics. About: Enemies: A History of the FBI by Tim Weiner is a non-fiction book which tells of the 100 year history of the famous organization. Mr. Weiner is a Pulitzer Prize winning author and a former New York Times reporter who wrote […]
Article first published as Book Review: Private Empire by Steve Coll on Blogcritics. About: Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power by Steve Coll is a non-fiction book about the influence ExxonMobil yields over world economy and politics. While the book has many aspects of the company’s agenda, whether it be science or politics, with clarity and zest. The publisher […]
Article first published as Book Review: The Watchman of Ephraim by Gerard de Marigny on Blogcritics. About: The Watchman of Ephraim by Gerard de Marigny is a fictional book taking place a decade after 9/11. The book takes place in all over the United States. The author is giving away one eCopy for two winners of this book— Kindle […]
Article first published as Book Review: Nitt Witt Hill by Sebastian Gibson on Blogcritics. About: Nitt Witt Hill by Sebastian Gibson is a political satire which brings forward the absurdities of today’s politics. Unfortunately we call these absurdities “news”. The publisher is giving away one copy to two winners of this book— enter at the end of the post. 248 […]