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The Redeemer: A Harry Hole Novel (6) (Harry Hole Series)
The Redeemer: A Harry Hole Novel (6) (Harry Hole Series)
by Don Bartlett
Edition: Paperback
Price: $12.44
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the confusion, February 14, 2015
I was forever kept in the dark or losing track of which character Nesbo was writing about. This frustrated me for about 250 pages, untiI realized I didn't really care and gave up.


Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West
Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West
by Cormac McCarthy
Edition: Paperback
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars If you liked Leviticus, you'll love Blood Meridian., March 2, 2013
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This is a long, hard slog full of violence, archaic terms, and ornate language.

Here are two representative sentences. If you like them, you should read this book. If you're like me and you don't, leave it for the literati.

In the afternoon they came upon a carreta in the trace, tilted on its tongue, the great wheels cut from rounds of a cottonwood trunk and pinned to the axletrees with tenons. (P. 64)

I can't bring myself to type the second example. Trust me, there was lots of blood.


Wolf Hall
Wolf Hall
by Hilary Mantel
Edition: Paperback
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Intentionally confusing., January 17, 2013
This review is from: Wolf Hall (Paperback)
I could handle the huge cast of characters. I could grumpily handle the multitude of flashbacks. But given all that, I can't deal with so many paragraphs and chapters going on and on about 'him" or "he" and me not knowing who the author had in mind! 300 pages of this madness is enough. Life is too short--I quit!


The Casual Vacancy
The Casual Vacancy
by J. K. Rowling
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $21.00
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Smaller than life and dull, October 13, 2012
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This review is from: The Casual Vacancy (Hardcover)
I'm sure it's a mixed blessing being J.K. Rowling. Your books are all expected to be magical and are held to impossibly high standards. On the other hand, you're richer than the queen and get to live in a castle, or could if you wanted to. But this book is a long, dull slog by any standard. With one exception, the characters are smaller than life, boring, and unlikeable. And the one exception, well--SPOILER ALERT--she goes the way of Dumbledore. A completely unsatisfying waste of time, money, and shelf space.


Constitutional Law (Hornbook)
Constitutional Law (Hornbook)
by John E. Nowak
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $114.07
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars typo riddled and rambling, April 4, 2011
If I had a dime for every typo in this book, I'd have my money back and could also buy Chemerinsky's treatise--which has the advantage of having been proofread. There is a lot of good information and thoughtful analysis in this enormous book, but the multitude of typos is distracting and these obvious mistakes make me wonder about the overall quality.

The book has been through many editions and plainly needs a thorough cover-to-cover rewrite. The new material has been added on haphazardly and does not flow well with the original work. The book is unduly repetitive and contains long passages that, though perhaps cutting edge when written, have been overtaken by events. Rather than tacking more new material onto the present tome, the next edition should clean up and synthesize the whole rambling mess.,


The Devil Wears Prada
The Devil Wears Prada
by Lauren Weisberger
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun and breezy, July 11, 2007
This is a great pool-side read. It's fun and trendy and easy to pick up and put down. Much of it is intentionally superficial, but it has a nice message in the end. Ms. Weisberger also has a nice gift for turning phrases and seems to have sharp insights into the minds and challenges of young professionals who want it all.


Telegraph Days: A Novel
Telegraph Days: A Novel
by Larry McMurtry
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: $7.99
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars fun and breezy, July 4, 2007
This is a fun and breezy summer read. I had sworn off Larry McMurty the last few years because his books seemed to have become less and less fun and endearing and more and more depressing and sad. With this one, the fun and endearing parts dominate. It's lot's of fun and an easy read.

Actually, I listened to the unabridged audio edition narrated by Annie Potts. She was truly splendid in the role of the brassy heroine.
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The Alchemist
The Alchemist
by Paulo Coelho
Edition: Paperback
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Poignant and moving, June 30, 2007
This review is from: The Alchemist (Paperback)
This story transports the reader to a mysterious land of beauty and romance where a shepherd boy learns the secret to living a meaningful, successful life in harmony with God's creation. (It's pursuing your "Personal Legend," as we're told a few too many times for such a slim volume.)

Nevertheless, the story puts a smile on your face and makes some nice (if occasionally heavy handed) points about living a good life. It's well worth the small investment of time it requires.


Mugglenet.Com's What Will Happen in Harry Potter 7: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Falls in Love and How Will the Adventure Finally End
Mugglenet.Com's What Will Happen in Harry Potter 7: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Falls in Love and How Will the Adventure Finally End
by Gretchen Stull
Edition: Paperback
Price: $13.95
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A nice way to kill time waiting for Book Seven, June 24, 2007
This is a book by young Harry Potter fans for young Harry Potter fans. It provides a nice summary of the issues to be resolved in the final book as well as predictions on the big issues such as who will live and who will die, and who is good and who is bad. (They take a strong stand on Snape. The good news for his fans--both of them--is that he's good; the bad news is that he'll almost certainly die).

A lot of it is pure speculation, but the authors admit this upfront, and that's part of the fun. Still, they provide good insights from a careful (ok, fanatical) reading of the books and from interviews and public statements of the Great Lady herself.

My one minor criticism is it's clear the book was written by committee. It's sometimes repetitive, and some sections conflict with others without much attempt at reconciliation. Also, I think the authors are crazy to think that Harry is a Horcrux, and I belive they inappropriately discount the likelihood that Regulus Black is alive--I'd bet my CDs of books 1-6 that he is!

But, of course, arguing with the authors' predictions and coming up with your own are another part of the fun. All in all, it's a good time and a nice warmup for July 21.


Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy
Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy
by Vincent Bugliosi
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $52.94
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56 of 87 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and thorough--but told from the perspective of an advocate,, June 18, 2007
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This enormous assessment of the Kennedy assassination is impressively researched and seems quite thorough. But the author's background as a prosecutor and his probably well-founded disdain for most conspiracy theorists makes me feel I'm not getting an even-handed assessment of the evidence.

I have the impression Bugliosi is correct in his assertion that Oswald did it and acted alone, but his repeated characterization of those who view the evidence differently as silly or deluded undercuts his objective of providing a balanced picture of the evidence.

I finally gave up on a straight through reading at page 444, where Bugliosi laments the likelihood of future conspiracy theory proponents "who will breast-feed the conspiracy loonies for generations to come with their special lactations of bilge, blather, and bunk." Yuck.
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