A very funny collection of writings by several authors. It is a collection of the personal "hells" we all endure on a day-to-day basis, from annoying to infuriating. Neatly broken up into th Nine Circle of Hell, as per Dante,they ring true, some more than others. I found some of them side-splittingly funny, others, well, "I see your point."
This is a very funny book by a very funny man. He takes a rather acid approach to the problems that plague us, or seem to plague us. Easy read, light and funny. Keep your sense of humor intact however, if conservative types annoy you.
This book is not a bad mystery, but it almost falls into the pattern of a romance novel, which made it's outcome almost predictable to me. I am not a fan of romance novels, so I didn't enjoy this as much as I could have. I guess that people who like romance novels will like this way more than I did. I only gave it three stars out of five because of this, as it is otherwise well written good plot, well written.
This is a book that was part of the reading material for an Open University class on Ancient Greece. It is interesting reading quite aside from classwork, detailing with drawings, charts, maps and photographs the various finds of the land of the ancient Greeks.
More of the same humor and unbelievably wild antics from Evanovich. I am not as much a fan of her Non-Stephanie Plum books, but this one was terrifically funny, in the same mold as Stphanie Plum. Her Grandma Mazur prototype is right on target. Loved every page of it, but was disappointed to find I read the whole thing in one night! Couldn't put it down.
Excellent mystery set in the mid-eighteen hundreds, New York state. The inside look at a community of Shakers and their beliefs was an additional bonus. Really easy read, smooth flow, and believable characters. I enjoyed it immensely.
Anna Pigeon, the intredpid National Park Service ranger in Nevada Barr's superb wilderness mysteries, ahs had some perilous experienced in the five novels that preceded "Blind Descent", but none compares with this thrilling subterranean adventure in the underground caverns of Lechuguilla, a "monster man-eatting cave" in New Mexico's Carlsbad Caverns. When a fellow ranger is injured in a caving accident, Anna chokes back the willies of claustrophobia and joins the rescue team. Burrowing 800 feet below ground, she negotiates airless tunnels, gaping pits, vaulting caverns, and silently flowing fivers, each hazard with a daunting name like Razor Blade Run or the Wormhole. At the end of the dangerous descent, she reaches her friend and hears her say, "It wasn't and accident."
Barr's descriptions of this Stygian underworld-so beautiful, so mysterious and so treacherous-have a stunning visceral quality, largely because of her heroine's affinity with the natural world. Strong, independent and proud of it, Anna is less appreciative of nature's higher orders. ('If she had a tail,' she says of her edgy encounter with another caver, 'it would have been lashing.') Her abrasiveness may blind anna to the subtler signals of human behavior, but alone in the darkness, she can see clear to the heart of the matter.
A book that was part of the required reading in an Independent Study course on Brain, Biology and Behavior. It is a textbook but still interesting for anyone who likes to read about how the brain works.
A body is found in the attic of a fabulous Long Island estate. There is a clsw print scorched into the wall, and the stench of sulfur chokes the air. When FBI Special Agent Pendergast investigates the gruesome crime, he discovers that thirty years ago four men conjured something unspeakable. Has the devil come to claim his due?
I am a a big fan of the "Cat Who..." series of books, but this one was a disappointment for me. It was okay, but not up to Ms Braun's usual standards. It had a different feel to it, and I'm not sure she really wrote this whole book itself. Its just not her style.