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Across the River and Into the Trees
Across the River and Into the Trees
Author: Hemingway, Ernest
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/23/2006


If you like Hemingway, you'll like this.


Better Beer & How to Brew It
Better Beer & How to Brew It
Author: M. R. Reese
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 6/27/2006


The title pretty much says it all......


Big Needle
Big Needle
Author: Ken Follett
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 2.3/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 10/23/2006


Early Follett novel, written under the pseudonym "Symon Myles". Short, easy to read, worth it.


The Bookman's Promise (Cliff Janeway, Bk 3)
The Bookman's Promise (Cliff Janeway, Bk 3)
Author: John Dunning
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 109
Review Date: 12/19/2005
Helpful Score: 1


If you are interested in rare books, this book, and his other "Bookman" mysteries will delight you!


Borrowed Time
Borrowed Time
Author: Robert Goddard
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 5/31/2006


From the back cover....

It is a golden evening of high summer. Walking a ridge on the Welsh borders, Robin Timariot meets by chance an elegant middle-aged woman who seems strangely out of place. They exchange a few words, but those words prove unforgettable. A few days later Timariot learns from the newspapers that, just hours after their meeting, the woman was raped and murdered. A man is swiftly charged and convicted of the crime, but a string of inexplicable events begins to convince Timariot that all is not what it seems. The closer he gets to the truth, the more hideous and uncertain it seems to be. And far too late he realizes that anybody who uncovers it is unlikely to be allowed to live.


Burning Road (Plague Tales, Bk 2)
Burning Road (Plague Tales, Bk 2)
Author: Ann Benson
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/2/2006


From the back cover..."In fourteenth century France, pockets of plague still bring death to peasants and noblemen alike. Amid the fury and the chaos, Dr. Alejandro Canches searches for a safe haven, accompanied by his foster child, Kate- the illegitimate daughter of Edward Plantagenet. But both disease and human enemies pursue them, and their only hope for survival is a rebel leader...and medical secrets that like hidden in an ancient manuscript."


Caravans
Caravans
Author: James A. Michener
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 7
Review Date: 12/19/2005


Not Michener's best, but still a good book. Timely too, in that it deals with Afghanistan.


Days Without Number
Days Without Number
Author: Robert Goddard
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 8
Review Date: 7/25/2006


From the back cover..."Michael Paleologus, retired archaeologist and supposed descendant of the last Emperors of Byzantium, lives alone in a remote and rambling house in Cornwall. His son, Nicholas, is summoned to resolve a dispute which threatens to set his brothers and sisters against their aged and irascible father. An overly generous offer has been made for the house, but Michael refuses to sell. Only after the stalemate is tragically broken do Nick and his siblings discover why their father was bound at all costs to reject the offer....."

"An absorbing, contemporary thriller with a hint of mysticism. Highly recommended."


Debt of Dishonour
Debt of Dishonour
Author: Robert Goddard
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 10/23/2006
Helpful Score: 1


One of the better Goddard books. Highly recommended.


Eye of the Needle
Eye of the Needle
Author: Ken Follett
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 23
Review Date: 10/23/2006


Ken Follett, at his best.


The Girl in a Swing
The Girl in a Swing
Author: Richard Adams
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
 6
Review Date: 10/23/2006
Helpful Score: 1


Good book, horrible movie. Did I say Good Book??


The Grave Maurice (Richard Jury, Bk 18)
The Grave Maurice (Richard Jury, Bk 18)
Author: Martha Grimes
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/5/2006


From the back cover: "In a pub called the Grave Maurice, Melrose Plant overhears the intriguing story of fifteen year old Nell Ryder, granddaughter of the owner of Ryder Stud Farm in Cambridgeshire, the heart of Britain's racing world. The girl was abducted nearly two years before and has never been heard from since. The tale is especially fascinating to Melrose Plant because the girl's father is Richard's Jury's surgeon. Recuperating from gunshot wounds, Jury is in dire need of something to occupy his time, even if the case is as cold as a case can get.....until another murder heats it up again."


Holy Blood, Holy Grail
Holy Blood, Holy Grail
Author: Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, Henry Lincoln
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
 260
Review Date: 12/19/2005


The book that inspired the whole Da Vanci Code phenomenon!


Horrors
Horrors
Author: Stephen King, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, William F Nolan
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Review Date: 6/27/2006


From the back cover...."Ghouls rising from their graves; Dolls with teeth; You pet cat that really isn't a cat; Something hiding in your backyard pool; A toy you threw away that keeps returning; Doctors using you for their organ banks.....Your Ultimate Fears Come True"


Hotel Paradise (Emma Graham, No 1)
Hotel Paradise (Emma Graham, No 1)
Author: Martha Grimes
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 61
Review Date: 12/19/2005


Utterly Engaging.


House of Cards
House of Cards
Author: Michael Dobbs
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 6/11/2006


From the back cover..."Enter Francis Urquhart: With the Prime Minister in ferocious disfavor, Urquhart believes his time has come to occupy 10 Downing Street. The bad news is: there are other candidates with more valid claims to the office. The good news is: as Chief Whip, Urquhart possesses secrets that could destroy each and every one of them- scandalous secrets that he now wields as weapons of entrapment and betrayal. One by one, his powerful opponents drop by the wayside- until only one woman stands in his way."


The Key to Rebecca
The Key to Rebecca
Author: Ken Follett
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/23/2006


Good Follett.


Lolita
Lolita
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 10/23/2006


I was shocked, SHOCKED, I say.....

Actually, quite good and not as shocking as one would think, by today's standards.


The Man From St. Petersburg
The Man From St. Petersburg
Author: Ken Follett
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/23/2006


One of Follett's early novels (his better period), full of espionage and intrigue.


Man's Search For Meaning :  An Introduction to Logotherapy
Review Date: 2/6/2007


After three grim years at Auschwitz and other Nazi prisons, Dr. Frankl gained freedom only to learn that almost his entire family had been wiped out. But during, and indeed partly because of, the incredible suffering and degradation of those harrowing years, he developed his theory of logotherapy.


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