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3 of 5 stars
This is post-Rapture minus the apocalyptic downward spiral of society. If you've ever wondered what a book would read like if it ever just followed
the day-to-day activities of people, not just the highlights, this would be the kind of b...
Four<br />
Summoner's Tales
3 of 5 stars
This is a collection of four novellas about raising the dead. Only two of them were good, Golden's "Pipers" and Armstrong's "Suffer
the Children." I may come back around and give the other half a shot. It's the kind of collection well-su...
5 of 5 stars
The mission will be the most important one for the CIA in the past fifty years, maybe in the history of the agency, and the only team good enough
to see it through is plagued with personnel conflicts, black smudges on their professional ...
A<br />
Tap on the Window
4 of 5 stars
An alleged suicide, crooked cops, bad blood, and hidden agendas all coalesce to make this my favorite Barclay book so far. It’s a light read
with enough curves to keep the pace interesting. Yes, there were a couple underdeveloped points,...
3 of 5 stars
As far as books from the hood, this one is okay but not great. Nothing is truly resolved, but I stuck it out through the end because I can feel
the author working hard to convey the overwrought emotions of youth attempting to win over lo...
A Storm of Swords
5 of 5 stars
If you thought Sword of Truth and Wheel of Time were good, I generally agree with you, but A Song of Ice and Fire is on a whole higher level
of kick bootie. For me, there’s no real good way to summarize the plot because there are so many...
Inside the White House: The Hidden Lives of the Modern<br />
Presidents and the Secrets of the World's Most Powerful Institution
4 of 5 stars
What does the other face look like when you see modern presidents behind closed doors? From Kennedy through the first two years of Clinton,
this book is an excellent means of finding out. This was my first Kessler book. One should not ex...
2 of 5 stars
The two little adopted blonde boys would have been the perfect cake topper for suburban postcards; however, why have people started dying in
gruesome ways? Is it really the gloomy father who never really wanted the wife to bring them hom...
Fear of the Dark
4 of 5 stars
I usually stay away from detective hero series. The first few are good but then fall prey to Rambo syndrome. You know, where one guy somehow
saves the world with his pinky? Aaron Gunner, however, is one cool customer. Not Long for this W...
The Third Kingdom
2 of 5 stars
I only gave this book 2 stars because I actually finished it. The only reason I finished it was because I was familiar with the characters,
having read the entire Sword of Truth series. But, wait, you ask, isn't this technically still a ...




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