JoLynn O. - Reviews

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Bag of Bones
Bag of Bones
Author: Stephen King
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/21/2010


King's Bag of Bones is for King fans around the world. It does not disappoint. IMHO, King is at his most brilliant storytelling when he takes a simpleif more often than nottragic slice of life scenario and his character (my favorite when he's a writer because I feel he's playing out a specific nightmare...)generally with great reluctance must face his inner demons, then go on the face those lurking on the outside. King's books grab all your sensespainfully heartbreaking, beautifully descriptive to the point Sarah Laughs will always remain in my mind a cabin over looking a lake in Maine, terrifying in the flashbacks to times when hideous things could happen and the good people of town turned their heads, yet in true King fashion, hilarious dialogue when precious, three-year-old Ki says, "I taggled my own quartermack!" King's the best; King is king.


Mind Hunter : Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit
Mind Hunter : Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit
Author: John Douglas
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/4/2009


Although a bit dated a this time, Mindhunter remains recommended reading/reference book to any aspiring writer of the suspense genre, especially where psychopathic serial killers are involved. Douglas' twenty-years experience with the FBI, solely dedicated to establishing the Serial Crime Unit, makes him an undisputed authority in the field of the criminal mind. I'm looking forward to reading The Anatomy of Motive--another Douglas book.


No Country for Old Men
No Country for Old Men
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/17/2010
Helpful Score: 1


I had seen the movie previously and was awestruck by the entire cast, especially Javier Bardem, portraying the terrifying Anton Chigurh. It was then I knew I must read the book. Yet, I read McCarthy's "The Road" first and was blown away. The man is indeed a genius his work is dark and quite haunting and will stay with you possibly longer than you'd like.


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