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John Rain series Barry Eisler PDF Print E-mail
Written by Selaine Henriksen   
Sunday, 28 September 2014 12:33

I just re-read the whole series(the first 6 books.Again. I do so about once a year; naturally it gets faster since I about have them memorized. Once I start I can't put them down. So good. Story, character, drama, action, romance, sex. Anyway, the best news I've heard in a while is that Keanu Reeves is attached to play John Rain for television. Looking forward to that. Also, the movie I'm most looking forward to is Keanu Reeves as the assassin John Wick.

lullabies for little criminals Heather O'Neill PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 September 2014 13:42

I want to say a lovely story but that doesn't seem right in light of the subject matter. I wanted to mother all the children in this book, but it's honest enough to show that there's no saving them, really. That there's no substitute for loving parents, even if they have more than their fair share of issues. I don't summarize books because I don't want to give the story away. Half the fun in picking up a book is finding out what you like about it for yourself, rather than looking for what other reviewers found. So I'll be vague about the ending. I think finding a way to end this story must have been hard. The ending the author chose offers hope. The implication is that the girl in the story went on to write this story (although it's not an autobiography.) Therefore avoiding the pitfalls of her childhood. Not that life is ever that simple. The word 'lovely' still comes to mind to describe it. It takes you into the sensibilities of a twelve year old with all the attending joys, fears, and acceptance of the world they find themselves in. The subject matter is heart-breaking but ultimately offers hope.

The Eyre Affair Jasper Fforde PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 15 August 2014 19:02

I laughed out loud all the way through this book. I wasn't expecting serious and got a mix of Monty Python, Dr. Who, J.K. Rowling, and the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. All firmly tongue in cheek in the best British tradition. My favorite, and someone please needs to make this happen, is the description of Shakespeare's "Richard  the Third" with the audience participating a la "The Rocky Horror Picture Show".  In fact, all Shakespeare's plays should be performed like that, with audience participation.

I f you're looking for a laugh this will give and give.

Doomed Chuck Palahniuk PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 14 August 2014 14:01

Is this Palahniuk's attempt at a Young Adult novel? Will we get a love triangle?
The sentences were amazing and worth the price of the book alone. There was a detachment, though, that makes it hard to say I really liked this book. I felt no emotion for the main character and couldn't care what happened to her. I was lightly amused throughout.

Top Secret Twenty-one Janet Evanovich PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 21 July 2014 13:47

Thoroughly enjoyable. My prediction that we would have to delve more into Ranger's life came true but not so as to change the status quo. This installment has everything and is satisfying. That is, if you're a fan already. I wonder how this would read to a first-timer? Honestly, I think it would still be funny and would make one go back and read all the others. Pretty good for # Twenty-one in the series.


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