Vera Atkins was brilliant & effective. She fought in the SOE, answering to Churchill at great peril. Fleming based Ms. Moneypenny on her...

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Beyond Grapes by Yacov Morad is very creative and unique, as far as I know. The recipes seem easy to follow, as well as delicious. ...

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Davíð Stefánsson (21 January, 1895 – 1 March, 1964), born in Fagriskógur, Eyjafjördur, was a well-known poet and novelist from Iceland....

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I enjoyed this memoir way more than I thought I would. It is entertaining, funny, introspective, extremely personal, open, as well as one hell of a ride...

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While The Unfamiliar Garden by Benjamin Percy could certainly classify as a horror novel, I found it to be less scary and more of a science-fiction thriller. ...

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Hugh Lofting was an English poet and author who is known for writing children literature, and specifically his character Dr. Dolittle....

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You’re professionally accomplished, Yet there’s a part of you that is unsatisfied with achievement alone: You seek a deeper sense of purpose and fulfillment....

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The descriptions in The Spanish Daughter by Lorena Hughes of the local foods, customs, society, and certainly the cocoa industry were excellent....

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Robert J. Lloyd discovered Robert Hooke's Diary working on his MA in the History of Ideas. Based on his research, he wrote The Bloodless Boy, a murder mystery...

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Sara Gillepsie is her family’s sole survivor after a Nazi bombing. Leaving her home in Ireland, she goes to work in England helping the war effort....

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New Business Model? Advertising in Books
Opinion / September 2, 2010

As we all probably already figured out, the publishing business model is in trouble.  With the rising popularity of eBooks as eReaders drop in price what profit is there in retail book selling? Learning their lesson well from the faux pas of the music industry, the publishing world does not want to force consumers to buy the products they want to sell.  Rather they would like to supply the products consumers want to buy.  By no means...

Feedback Needed…Input Appreciated
Opinion / August 31, 2010

The dog-days of summer are almost gone and the Man of la Book website has been up and running for almost two months.  I’ve greatly enjoyed the interaction with other readers and bloggers, as well as the superb interaction within the book blogging  / reading community. That being said, I have some questions which I’d like to ask, please feel free to respond to any or all… 1) How do you like the new layout (fonts, back...

Book Review: The Confirmation by Ralph Reed
4 Stars , Fiction / August 30, 2010

What I found most enjoyable in “The Confirmation” was the inside knowledge on how decisions were made, regardless of the politics of parties (the liberal left are the opposition in this novel). I have not always agreed with the views of the protagonist...

#helpotherbookblogs – Help Other Book Review Bloggers
Opinion / August 26, 2010

In an effort to help out our small community why not do something selfless once a day. Pick a book review you liked, which is NOT YOURS, and tweet it to your followers under the hashmark #helpotherbookblogs Don’t forget to leave a comment to that person about how much you like their blog, and that they were your “selfless pick” of the day. Just once a day, or even less – but do it.  It won’t hurt you, I pr...

The 50th Book Review Blog Carnival
Opinion / August 22, 2010

I’ll Never Forget the Day I Read a Book! reviews Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith“What do you do as an encore after writing a best seller and trend setter like Pride and Prejudice and Zonbies? Seth Graham-Smith has turned from Jane Austen to Abraham Lincoln.”   Primo Reads reviews The Ask by Sam Lipsyte “”The Ask” by Sam Lipsyte is a quick and enjoyable read. This novel is clearly...

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