The list author says: "This is a list of the last 40 books I've read. It's main purpose is for me to say to others, "Hey, check-out all the books I've read lately!" The most recently read books are at the bottom of the list."
I really love "A Prairie Home Companion," and this book was like the written version of the news from Lake Woebegon. But maybe it's better conveyed orally. I read most of this book, and then just stopped..."
I like the premise (teenage Japanese kids being forced to fight to the death on a remote island), and the story had plenty of action. But some of the imagery seemed to be repeated throughout the book. Savagery was played-out a little too much... I recommend this book."
This book was pretty light, but enjoyable. This was clearly the "first" work of a larger effort. I don't believe this book stands on its own too well, but that's ok - I plan on continuing the series..."
The reviews on Amazon for this book are harsh. This was the first Leon Uris book I've read, so I have no preconceived notions with which to compare, but I thought book was pretty good. The characters are somewhat interesting and the story isn't awful. So, there you go. A ringing endorsement."
I thought the book was pretty good. It was peppy and moved-along pretty well. but then we got toward the end, and it started to lose it's mojo. Pretty good, but would have been better with a re-think of the final 100 pages."
It was pretty good - mostly about the battles happening during 1776. I read that it was a companion piece to his John Adams biography. If you're only going to read one book from that time, make it the John Adams - it was amazing!"
Excellent biography. This is my second Chernow biography - the first was Alexander Hamilton, and was excellent as well. It was wonderful "living" with Washington for a few weeks - and sad at the end, when he died."