Wendy F. - Reviews

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After Long Silence
After Long Silence
Author: Helen Fremont
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/12/2010
Helpful Score: 3


This is a great book about secrets and what they do to people and families. It's an incredible story of what people can endure in the most frightening and difficult circumstances and how it affects their lives. A look at war, the human soul, family, religion and identity.


The Alienist (Lazlo Kreizler & John Moore, Bk 1)
The Alienist (Lazlo Kreizler & John Moore, Bk 1)
Author: Caleb Carr
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/18/2007


Very interesting book about early New York.


The Alphabet Versus the Goddess : The Conflict Between Word and Image
Review Date: 4/4/2008


This is a terrific book and a scholarly look at language and it's real meaning and effect on our lives. The word etymology is fascinating.


Angela's Ashes
Angela's Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/23/2005
Helpful Score: 2


It's amazing that this book is as entertaining as it is being about a child's eye view of poverty and the weight of the catholic church on a child's thought processes at such an early age. Excellent book!


The Basque History of the World
The Basque History of the World
Author: Mark Kurlansky
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 4/4/2008


A fascintaing look at people nearly forgotten in history. The Basque contribution to history is much larger than the average person would think and I for one never knew much about the Basque people.


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Author: Mark Haddon
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/27/2008


I loved this book. It's a fascinating look into the world of someone with aspergers syndrome and a great read.


A Descent Into Hell: The True Story of an Altar Boy, a Cheerleader, and Twisted Texas Murder
Review Date: 2/12/2014


A well written true crime book. It really gives you some insight into the people involved and makes the story much deeper. It doesn't explain how this kid could have come to commit such a crime because apparently he has been silent about that part of it but it give you so much info on his background as well as hers making the people so real. So often when you hear a news report about a murder it's in the most basic terms but this book is well researched and won't leave you without that information that brings some sort of understanding about the relationships and circumstances that eventually took such a tragic turn for them both.


Deviant
Deviant
Author: Harold Schechter
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/25/2006


Fascinating look at what one human is capable of. This case seems to have been the catalyst for many of today's horror/slasher stories, urban legends and movies. Also a testament to what child abuse can do to a person and how powerful the parent relationship is in determining someone's future personality.


Encyclopedia of Mosaic Techniques (Encyclopedia of Art Techniques)
Encyclopedia of Mosaic Techniques (Encyclopedia of Art Techniques)
Author: Emma Biggs
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/27/2008


A fantastic book for anyone who wants to mosaic and a must have for all it's terrific information on techniques. You'll want to try them all!


Fatal : The Poisonous Life of a Female Serial Killer
Fatal : The Poisonous Life of a Female Serial Killer
Author: Harold Schechter
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/4/2008
Helpful Score: 2


A truly unbelievable story about just how heartless and completely unfeeling someone can be.


Fiend : The Shocking True Story Of Americas Youngest Serial Killer
Review Date: 2/27/2008
Helpful Score: 2


Schecter's books are all well written and researched giving you a look into the mind of someone whose mind is not ordinary in any way. For some reason that fascinates me and I've read all his books.


Genesis Revisited
Genesis Revisited
Author: Zecharia Sitchin
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/27/2008


I loved this book, but I;ve loved all of Sitchin's books. This is a wonderful update based on new discoveries in science and how they fall right into line with Sitchin's theories on the creation of man and how it all relates to the bible.


Healing With the Angels: How the Angels Can Assist You in Every Area of Your Life
Review Date: 10/23/2006


A vey interesting book which could really be helpful to people.


Healing with the Fairies: Messages, Manifestations and Love from the World of the Fairies
Review Date: 10/23/2006
Helpful Score: 1


A very useful book. It gives you a different view of the natural world.


House of Secrets
House of Secrets
Author: Lowell Cauffiel
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/22/2010


It's almost impossible to believe a person could do these things but especially to his own family and his own children. It's a devastating story. It's hard to put the book down because one page is more horrible and eye opening than the next.


How to Manage Your Mother: Understanding the Most Difficult, Complicated, and Fascinating Relationship in Your Life
Review Date: 8/13/2005


This book helps you see your mother as she really is not as you're accustomed to seeing her. It can be difficult to remember your mother is a person with a history you don't know everything about and this book helps you see her in a new light.
Also interesting to note it's written by John Cleese's wife.


Instant Stretches (The New Life Library Series)
Instant Stretches (The New Life Library Series)
Author: Mark Evans
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/18/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Good basic yoga stretches for anyone.


Jesus Land: A Memoir
Jesus Land: A Memoir
Author: Julia Scheeres
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/25/2009
Helpful Score: 1


This is a powerful book and very readable. It's a stunning expose of the one of those Christian "reform" Schools in addition to being an amazing story of resilience and love between adoptive siblings. An excellent read.


Journeys to the Mythical Past (Earth Chronicles)
Journeys to the Mythical Past (Earth Chronicles)
Author: Zecharia Sitchin
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/25/2009


Another fascinating Sitchin book with so much information it boggles the mind. It he's even partially correct in his conclusions it gives many answers and even more questions about ancient history.


Life of Pi
Life of Pi
Author: Yann Martel
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/27/2008
Helpful Score: 1


Wow! If you want a book that makes you look into your own psyche this is it. It's a wonderful read and then the ending takes you by surprise and shocks you while making you wonder what would YOU do?


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