Frank F. - Reviews

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11/22/63: A Novel
11/22/63: A Novel
Author: Stephen King
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/8/2019


Story of a guy that tries to time travel back to 1963 to prevent Kennedy's assassination. Book is a fast read with not too many slow parts, but still too long at 1000 pages. OK story with some interesting ideas about time travel.


97 Orchard: An Edible History of Seven Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement
Review Date: 8/11/2019


Great book. Adds fact about our family's early days in America. Puts faces on those early relatives that went thru Ellis Island.
Sent the book to Hannah for her birthday


About a Boy
About a Boy
Author: Nick Hornby
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/25/2018


Enjoyed much. Slow start but becomes a good story of maturity, finding meaning and helping those that need it.


Ahab's Wife: Or, The Star-Gazer
Review Date: 11/9/2017


Couldn't get thru it. Not my style of writing.


All the Light We Cannot See
All the Light We Cannot See
Author: Anthony Doerr
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 248
Review Date: 9/29/2018


Good book. Well written. Young blind girl in war torn France.


The Angel of Darkness (Laszlo Kreizler and John Schuyler Moore, Bk 2)
The Angel of Darkness (Laszlo Kreizler and John Schuyler Moore, Bk 2)
Author: Caleb Carr
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/7/2019


Too long. Hard to keep track of the characters. Not that interesting. Murder mystery taking place in turn of century NY>

Got half way thru, better books to read.


Atonement
Atonement
Author: Ian McEwan
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/7/2019


Could not finish. Not my style of story. A real chick book. Can't even describe the story line.


Battle Creek
Battle Creek
Author: Scott Lasser
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.4/5 Stars.
 7
Review Date: 7/9/2017


A good read, especially if your a fan of baseball, but more that just a baseball book. Interesting development of characters.


Becoming
Becoming
Author: Michelle Obama
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/6/2019


Great read. An amazing story of how they came from no were and became first black President and First Lady. She comes across like a real person. No life of privilege.


The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Conservative Christians in a Post-Christian Nation
Review Date: 8/8/2019


I wanted to see what the other side says and believes. This well written book lays out the problems Christians have and will have in the modern world. I agree with much of what they see as issues with modern life, but do not agree on their solution of keeping their faith, and they unwillingness to in-cooperate new ideas and beliefs in their thinking. They want to live in the dark ages, not possible any more.


The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
Review Date: 11/26/2018


Rehash of the basics of Blue Zones but with recipes.


Boone: A Biography
Boone: A Biography
Author: Robert Morgan
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 10
Review Date: 7/4/2017


Well written. Reads like a novel of an important time in our American History.


A Brief History of Time : The Updated and Expanded Tenth Anniversary Edition
Review Date: 8/1/2017


A bit hard to follow, but probably the clearest explanation of some difficult subjects about our universe, time, relativity.


Camino Island
Camino Island
Author: John Grisham
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/8/2017


I've read all the Grisham books. This one is about in the middle as far as story goes. Read well and flows along but doesnt come together till the very end. Still a worthwhile read.


Cave of Bones (Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito, Bk 3)
Cave of Bones (Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito, Bk 3)
Author: Anne Hillerman
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/11/2019


Could not finish it. Boring, slow, not an interesting story. A woman police woman involved in missing persons on a rez.


The Child
The Child
Author: Fiona Barton
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 10
Review Date: 3/21/2019


Didn get it. Had to quite 80 pages in. Another NY times best seller by a chick. Too much going on around the main plot of a reporter trying to find out about a child skeleton that was found from year ago.


The Corpse Walker: Real Life Stories: China from the Bottom Up
The Corpse Walker: Real Life Stories: China from the Bottom Up
Author: Liao Yiwu
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 9/9/2017


Interesting in parts. A strange people. The rural population still is in the dark ages. Their political climate keeps the individual down.


The Course of Love: A Novel
The Course of Love: A Novel
Author: Alain de Botton
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 8/9/2018


Strange writing, but a good attempt to describe a relationship with its transitions thru time from the beginning to end.


Crisis (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery, Bk 6)
Crisis (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery, Bk 6)
Author: Robin Cook
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/6/2019


An entertaining read. A malpractice on a doctor who is helped by his BIL a medical examiner, lawsuit ending in a surprising way. Book flows and reads fast. Kept me going till the end.


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: 3/2/2019


Strange book as written by a kid with autisum and how he survives with a dysfunctional family.


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