Dan R. (richdan) - Reviews

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The Casual Vacancy
The Casual Vacancy
Author: J. K. Rowling
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/9/2013


Ok, the spelling and grammer are perfect. Harry Potter it is not. I'm sure there's a market for books about boring, self obsessed, small minded people out there somewhere, but I'm afraid I'm not part of it. None of the characters are sympathetic and they're all so sterotypically neurotic that they make my head hurt. Please, JK, try again! I'm sure you have some more great stories in your head.


Fever Dream (Pendergast, Bk 10)
Fever Dream (Pendergast, Bk 10)
Author: Lincoln Child, Douglas Preston
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 104
Review Date: 9/20/2012


Good refresh of the Pendergast series. The story hangs together well even if you haven't read the previous books in the series. A good read overall.


The Jealous Kind: A Novel
The Jealous Kind: A Novel
Author: James Lee Burke
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 6
Review Date: 10/19/2016


James Lee Burke just keeps getting better with age. The Jealous Kind paints such a perfect backdrop of the South in the 50's that you almost overlook the story of youth, tragedy, and suspense. Burke's flawed heroes never let you down and Aaron Holland Broussard does not disappoint.


The Professional (Spenser, Bk 38)
The Professional (Spenser, Bk 38)
Author: Robert B. Parker
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 77
Review Date: 1/11/2011


Easy read. Moves well. Spenser is always cool.


Showdown (Paradise, Bk 1)
Showdown (Paradise, Bk 1)
Author: Ted Dekker
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/10/2010


Ted Dekker writes stories much like Dean Koontz. Everything starts out kind of normal, then something wierd happens. This story moves along well and the suspense continues to mount, but the story has a few too many holes for a fully satisfying read.


The Wheel of Darkness (Pendergast, Bk 8)
The Wheel of Darkness (Pendergast, Bk 8)
Author: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/11/2011


Preston & Child are in that unique category I call mystery/supernatural. This one will not disappoint although some of their earlier books are more unique in plot.


Without Fail (Jack Reacher, Bk 6)
Without Fail (Jack Reacher, Bk 6)
Author: Lee Child
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/11/2011


Reacher is at it again. Cool, intellectual, remote, compassionate, tough and he always gets his man.


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