Fun Facts Friday: Robert Frost
Latest Posts / March 26, 2021

Robert Frost (26 March, 1874 – 29 January, 1963) was a Pulitzer Prize winning American poet known for many poems including A Road Not Taken,and A Boy’s Will

Book Review: World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters
4 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / July 9, 2014

About: World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters is the last book in a trilogy starring detective Hank Palace taking place when the world is about the end. The first two books The Last Policeman and Countdown City were a good read and I was looking forward to reading the ending of the trilogy. 320 pages Publisher: Quirk Books Language: English ISBN-10: 1594746850 My rat­ing for World of Trouble — 4 Buy this book in paper or elec­tronic format* More Books by Ben H. Winters Thoughts:  World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters is a fitting end to a wonderful trilogy. I really enjoyed the fact that Mr. Winters doesn’t back out of the doomsday scenario he has created for a sappy Disneyesque ending which I was expecting. This novel ties up some loose ends which were introduced in the previous books, also the author concentrated on police procedural more than in the previous novels. That was a good call, I believe, since the first novel as well as part of the second, focused on how society has gone berserk in preparation of the impending doom. In his investigation, Palace meets many characters, some take advantage of the situation for…

Book Review: Countdown City by Ben H. Winters
4 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / April 22, 2014

Countdown City by Ben H. Winters finds the world 77 days before a huge meteor will hit and will end life as we know it. As expected many people are going nuts, the government declares (basically) martial law and no one is really paying attention unless you have a gun.

Book Review: The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters
4 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / April 8, 2014

The murder / mystery is interesting but not the center, or the strength of the story. The characters are also interesting, it takes awhile to get to know them which is not necessarily bad, but are also not the strength of the book. The book is strong with describing a society gone amok.

Book Review: Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving
4 Stars , Fiction / November 5, 2010

I borrowed this book from the local library. My Rating for Last Night in Twisted River – 4 About: “Last Night in Twisted River” was my first John Irving novel and the word “operatic” comes to mind. Even though this novel is long, the plot is tight and interesting. I never thought I’d read a novel which has a tight plot, but still manages to ramble on and on as well as keep my interest – but there you have it. “Operatic” and a “tight plot”… sounds like your kind of novel – Buy it today! | Thoughts: This is one of those books that I, personally, really like. The book is polished (but not overdone), the characters are very engaging and each one, even the minor ones, has their own history full of prose as well as many insights into parenthood and the joys and pains that come with it. | The story moves back and forth in time, despite Irving’s weird sex scenes, violent actions and some funny (and not so funny) deaths, the plot revolves around Daniel becoming a writer and gives Mr. Irving the opportunity to take out his ire on “dimwitted” book reviewers and sensationalistic…

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