Mark M. (bvilleborn) - Reviews

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All the Pretty Horses (Border, Bk 1)
All the Pretty Horses (Border, Bk 1)
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 374
Review Date: 1/1/2006


Modern day western.....quite nice.


The Assassin (Selena McCaffrey, Bk 1)
The Assassin (Selena McCaffrey, Bk 1)
Author: Rachel Butler
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
 25
Review Date: 7/23/2006


Fun fast-paced police/crime novel, the kind you can read in a day.


Breakheart Pass
Breakheart Pass
Author: Alistair MacLean
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 1/6/2007
Helpful Score: 1


"A magnificent tale of heart-stopping suspense from the highly acclaimed master of the genre. The Rocky Mountains, Winter 1873! One of the most desolate stretches of railroad in the West. Travelling along it is a crowded troop train, bound for the cholera-stricken garrison at Fort Humboldt. On board are the Governor of Nevada, the daughter of the fort's commander and a US marshal escorting a notorious outlaw. Between them and safety are the hostile Paiute Indians - and a man who will stop at nothing, not even murder!"


The Call of the Wild
The Call of the Wild
Author: Jack London
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 3/18/2006


Dogs, Alaska, gold-rush, and well written. This is a classic.


Carlucci's Heart
Carlucci's Heart
Author: Richard Paul Russo
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 7
Review Date: 1/1/2006
Helpful Score: 1


Another great Russo book. Dark futuristic sci-fi mystery. Great plot, great characters, and a really fun read.


The Cornelius Chronicles (Jerry Cornelius, Bks 1-4)
The Cornelius Chronicles (Jerry Cornelius, Bks 1-4)
Author: Michael Moorcock
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 11
Review Date: 1/1/2006


This is what Michael Moorcock was up to before all of the Elric stuff. Kind of like a sci-fi Austin Powers with out the comedy and the Bond references. A little dated with 60's psychedelic culture, but a lot of fun if you're into that era.

This paperback contains 4 novels:
The Final Programme
A Cure for Cancer
The English Assassin
The Condition of Muzak


Dark Force Rising (Star Wars: Thrawn, Vol 2)
Dark Force Rising (Star Wars: Thrawn, Vol 2)
Author: Timothy Zahn
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 188
Review Date: 11/10/2006
Helpful Score: 3


Book 2 in a 3-part series by Timothy Zahn. These books take place in the time right after the Return of the Jedi movie. While the empire has been defeated there are still parts of the empire still in power. Zahn weaves a good story about a pocket of resistance that could possibly overthrow the new republic.


The Dispossessed (Hainish Cycle, Bk 5)
The Dispossessed (Hainish Cycle, Bk 5)
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 33
Review Date: 10/21/2006


"Shevek, a brilliant physicist, decides to take action. he will seek answers, question the unquestionable, and attempt to tear down the walls of hatred that have isolated his planet of anarchists from the rest of the civilized universe. To do this dangerous task will mean giving up his family and possibly his life. Shevek must make the unprecedented journey to the utopian mother planet, Anarres, to challenge the complex structures of life and living, and ignite the fires of change."


The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, Bk 1)
The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, Bk 1)
Author: Robert Jordan
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 713
Review Date: 1/1/2006
Helpful Score: 9


Epic. Book one in the "Wheel of Time" series. I had to get about a quarter of the way into it before it picked up steam, but once it did I loved it. If you like "Lord of the Rings" style fantasy epics this is first rate.

Warning....you will not get much done around the house until you finish reading the book. Start reading way before bedtime.


The Fires of Heaven  (Wheel of Time, Bk 5)
The Fires of Heaven (Wheel of Time, Bk 5)
Author: Robert Jordan
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 419
Review Date: 4/19/2006
Helpful Score: 2


If you've read the first four than this one doesn't need much of an introduction. This book has the same quality of the first books. Jordan ties up some loose ends in the plot and also introduces some new characters and threads, adding more depth to the world he's created.


Gold: The Final Science Fiction Collection
Gold: The Final Science Fiction Collection
Author: Isaac Asimov
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 16
Review Date: 3/6/2006


This is a collection of Asimov shorts. Great stuff for someone who wants to get a taste of what he is about as a science fiction writer. If you're already a fan of his writing here are about 50+ short stories you'll want to read.


Good in Bed (Cannie Shapiro, Bk 1)
Good in Bed (Cannie Shapiro, Bk 1)
Author: Jennifer Weiner
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 2854
Review Date: 1/7/2006


Just posting this book for my wife. She really enjoyed it and told me to give it 4-stars.


The Grasshopper Trap
The Grasshopper Trap
Author: Patrick F. McManus
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
 25
Review Date: 3/18/2006
Helpful Score: 2


This is a collection of short stories from Patrick F. McManus who used to write a column for Outdoor Life. You don't have to be a greate ourdoorsman to enjoy this book, it will make you laugh until your sides hurt.


The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time, Bk 2)
The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time, Bk 2)
Author: Robert Jordan
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 578
Review Date: 1/1/2006


Better that Book 1! A lot more action, more elements added to the story line, and Jordan adds more detail to the world the characters live it.


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, Bk 3)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, Bk 3)
Author: J. K. Rowling
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
 3086
Review Date: 9/17/2006
Helpful Score: 1


It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts. Sirius Black escapes and Harry Potter is not safe. If you've read the first two don't bother with this review, just order it because you'll LOVE IT!!


Hearts In Atlantis
Hearts In Atlantis
Author: Stephen King
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/22/2006
Helpful Score: 4


I couldn't put this one down until I finished it. I love Stephen King's writing and this is no exception. I enjoyed his take on the 60's and Vietnam and they way he explores his characters.


Heir to the Empire (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy, Vol. 1)
Heir to the Empire (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy, Vol. 1)
Author: Timothy Zahn
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/13/2006


This is a really fun read. Not too complex, but Zahn adds depth to the Star Wars universe that was missing from the movies. You can't put all of the Star Wars books in the same category as there are so many different writers. I never read and sci-fi by Zahn before, but I'm going to try some more now. This is book one in a 3 part series.


The Last Command (Star Wars: Thrawn, Vol 3)
The Last Command (Star Wars: Thrawn, Vol 3)
Author: Timothy Zahn
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/10/2006


Book 3 in a 3-part series. These books were a lot of fun. They moved really fast with a lot of action. Timothy Zahn's story starts up right after the movie Return of the Jedi. The new republic has been formed but some emperial elements still exist, some strong enough to return the empire to power...what happens? Read the books and see!


Man and Boy
Man and Boy
Author: Tony Parsons
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 15
Review Date: 1/1/2006


Touching story....would have related a lot more if I were a parent.


The Moonshine War
The Moonshine War
Author: Elmore Leonard
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 15
Review Date: 9/2/2012


A really fun quick read that Elmore Leonard is always good for.


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