I can understand why some reviewers and usual devotees of Stephen King wouldn't like this novel. But fans of mystery/thrillers might like Mr. Mercedes a lot. Bill Hodges, the retired Detective who is the protagonist in this novel is the kind of curmudgeon who is hard not to like. He’s a...
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Jon Ronson's latest is primarily about how social media, especially Twitter, is being used to publicly shame those we find fault with, whether this shame is justly deserved or not. He weighs the benefit of having these tools at our disposal, giving the average person a bigger voice and...
I listened to the audio version of Not My Father's Son, and since Alan Cumming himself narrates it in his delightful Scottish lilt, I cannot say enough positive things about this work. It's part memoir, part self-discovery, for Cumming switches back and forth in time, in tale, and...
I recently downloaded Mary Poppins Boxed Set audio book. I had forgotten how much I thoroughly enjoyed the original stories by P.L. Travers. Without an outright admission of magic doing, the implied is all you need to stir up the imagination. I had forgotten how much these stories bring to...
I have owned, held or pined for most of the shoes mentioned in this book. More than just a history of shoes, the book chronicles the symbiotic relationship between shoes and our culture. Bergstein's research appears to be thorough and well documented but really, even if it wasn't...
Travels in a Thin Country by Sara Wheeler chronicles the author's journey in the country of Chile from north to south. While the author gives great detail of what she sees, it is not with much excitement and creates quite a boring read. She does explain pretty much...
Fortunately, Neil Gaiman and Scottie Young collaborated on this book, because it's wonderful. Only Gaiman could turn a quick trip to the corner market for milk into a grand adventure full of aliens, time-traveling dinosaurs, vampires, pirates, and even a few ponies. Scottie Young's illustrations...
A Place of My Own: The Architecture of Daydreams is Michael Pollan's second book, first released in 1997. This sophomore piece was published almost ten years before the very popular Omnivore's Dilemma. About Pollan's absorption into architecture and carpentry...
This is Water was the first and only commencement speech given by David Foster Wallace, at Kenyon College in the spring of 2005. Wallace talks about the real value of a liberal arts education in this quick, thought-provoking read. Definitely worth the 20 minutes it takes to...
"DC Super Friends Batman" is a story about how the Super Heroes are responsible for protecting their city (Gotham City) . Batman is the featured super hero within this book and it also explains how "Robin," his "partner in crime", assists him. The story instructs one on how...
If you check out this ebook expecting any kind of retelling, variation, or continuation of Pride and Prejudice, you will be disappointed. This story takes place in the same world as Jane Austen’s beloved novel and does include all of the original characters you may be hoping to read...
I want to first start off by saying this was my first eBOOK experience ever. I found it incredibly easy to borrow the book through the libraries website and download it onto my kindle, and even renew it. That being said, being my first eBOOK read I found it took me longer to read this book that...
Being an avid book lover, I was hesitant to try to read this book in ebook format. I can't say that I particularly enjoyed reading it in a ebook format, but the ebook format is very user friendly which I can appreciate.
All that aside, this is one of the best thrillers I...
Overall a very enjoyable book. One of the main characters who is supposed to be some amazing detective, and a master of disguise. The master of disguise bit serves no purpose in the story other than to show how awesome the character is. The murders that are being solved are tied to the...
Mindy takes us along on her re-telling of her life and career thus far up (to 2011, the time of the book's publication). Listening to her talk about her childhood, young adulthood and career. I listened to the audio book read by the author. I think it was more satisfying to listen to her telling...
This last installment of the Divergent series was unrelenting. Roth paints a beautiful and visceral world with only her words, and kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the story. Roth has done an incredible job of creating characters with whom we can relate and fall in love--and...
This book may change the way you look at the world around you.
Brave New World is a frequently challenged and ban book. I chose to read it because its content is challenging to the reader. It is considered a Classic written in 1931 because of its staying power to influence. I found...
From the book jacket: "Beka Cooper is a rookie with the law-enforcing Provost's Guard, and she's been assigned to the Lower City. It's a tough beat that's about to get tougher, as Beka's limited ability to communicate with the dead clues her in to an underworld conspiracy. Someone close to Beka...
I know I don't need to promote the current Dan Brown book, Inferno, Dan Brown has plenty of fans and followers. What I am promoting is reading Dan Brown's books in the format of an eBook. First I want to say I did enjoy the Inferno Book. It's about a topic that I can get preachy about! So thanks...
As close as you'll likely get in literary form to seeing the devastation that bipolar disorder wreaks on those who live with it and among it.
Tired of post-apocalyptic fiction? Try some pre-apocalyptic noir whodunit. Instead of asking how you would survive, this book asks, what would you do if you knew the world was ending in six months? Detective Hank Palace keeps investigating a suspicious suicide while the most of...
These short stories are in turn funny, odd, and heartbreaking. Saunders is original and that's about the best description.
Ford's writing is elegant and this novel causes you to feel deeply for the young protagonist. Besides, I love books that include North Dakota.
Really just a very lovely novel, it's also a fascinating look at love and life in a Midwestern town of Native Americans and German immigrants.
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