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The 11:05 Murders Book Review

Set in Northern Ireland, with an immediate sense of the tensions and politics unique to the region established by the author, the story opens with a brutal rape in the prologue then quickly gets down to business with the first … Continue reading

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The Empathic Detective Mystery Thriller

The Empathic Detective: A Mystery Thriller is a cross-genre science fiction detective thriller. In the near future, an empath named Gerald Bryce serves as a police detective in Austin, Texas. He works in homicide and is the best detective on … Continue reading

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The 99¢ Book Review Blog

With all the changes to the site and all the new blogs, I should leave a post here to explain the 99¢ Book Review. Not all books reviewed cost 99¢, even though that lowest price for Amazon e-books was the … Continue reading

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Heroes of Olympus: The Son of Neptune – Great Story, but Early Kindle Version was Riddled with Typos

The Heroes of Olympus series is best selling author Rick Riordan’s spinoff of the Percy Jackson novels. This is the second in the series, following the introduction of the Roman hero, Jason Grace. As expected, Percy joins up with Roman … Continue reading

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Steampunk Fun for All Ages in Goliath, Last in Westerfeld’s Leviathan Trilogy

Goliath is the last in Scott Westerfeld’s Leviathan trilogy, and it’s well worth the wait. In this steampunk alternate universe, the major world powers are divided between Darwinist and Clanker factions. Darwinists have learned how to grow modified animals to … Continue reading

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Book Review: How Firm a Foundation Safehold Series No. 5

I first became acquainted with David Weber’s Safehold series at a book overstock sale when I happened across the first title in the series. I’ve continued to buy the other books as soon as they are published. I’ve grown quite … Continue reading

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The Great A&P Review

The Great A&P and the Struggle for Small Business in America is a pleasant to read history of one of the country’s bygone retail institutions. At one time, A&P ranked among the truly robust retailers in the world, maintaining the … Continue reading

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Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld is Good Old Fashioned Steampunk Fun

A delightful speculative work of fiction, Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld is a rollicking romp through an alternative history of Great War Europe. In Westerfeld’s world, the British have advanced knowledge of animal DNA, and can breed exotic species to serve … Continue reading

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Rape Scene and Profanity Detract from The Magician King

Second in The Magicians trilogy, Lev Grossman’s The Magician King picks up shortly after the story left off in the first book. Julia is back. Although she failed the entrance exam to Brakebills, she struck out on her own to … Continue reading

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The Magicians by Lev Grossman Not Suitable for Younger Readers

The Magicians by Lev Grossman is one of many young adult titles in the fantasy genre. The book begins by introducing three high school seniors, Quentin, James, and Julia. They are among New York’s finest: extremely smart and privileged white … Continue reading

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