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The Invisible Man
The Invisible Man
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not like "The Shadow", May 14, 2014
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Unlike Lamont Cranston, The Shadow of 1940's fame, Well's character made his body invisible but not his clothing. In consequence, he could only be invisible while naked. That was a difficult situation in the cold & wet English weather. Going barefoot through the dirt or gravel paths was torture. The invisibility was not reversible and the book details his agonies - an experiment gone horribly wrong. The book is an interesting twist on most people's ideas about the possibility of not being visible. Apparently, we must retreat to The Shadow's trick of "clouding men's minds" in order to enjoy invisibility to it's full.


Joyland (Hard Case Crime)
Joyland (Hard Case Crime)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Right next door, April 18, 2014
Is it possible to give less than five stars to Mr. King's work. No, it isn't. It is interesting to see Mr. King proceeding from characters such as Pennywise the Clown or machines (Christine) to the truly viscous villains in society, those individuals who live right next door. As the population increases, the number of human specimens who engage in aberrant behavior seem to appear practically everywhere. It is why my twelve gauge street sweeper is always close at hand. Joyland is a great read. Keep them coming Mr. King. Roger


Wolverton Station (Kindle Single)
Wolverton Station (Kindle Single)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cheese Burgers & Entitlement, April 8, 2014
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It would be wrong to give away any other details than the "heading" above. It is an interesting story and just the right length. Mr. Hill may never find himself in the company of Phil K Dick, that said, he has churned out some remarkable stories.


Pandemic: A Novel (Infected Book 3)
Pandemic: A Novel (Infected Book 3)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Amusing, February 18, 2014
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These days, it is almost impossible to rate a book or story as 'excellent' or 'great' if you are over 60. You find yourself comparing Sigler with the Phillip Dicks or Hemingways of the past & there is no comparison. That said, Sigler is a unique individual and an original thinker. I find his work rather amusing, particularly when hundreds of thousands of people are dispatched (killed). His cure for overpopulation is quite satisfying; however, I'm hoping he will return to working on the second book of Earthcore which was much closer to five star.


The Call of the Wild
The Call of the Wild
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5.0 out of 5 stars An American Classic, September 10, 2013
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This is a book I re-read every ten years or so - beginning in 1950. It is unique in literature. No other story of the Alaska gold rush or any dog story comes close - or at least that is my opinion.


Original Gangster: The Real Life Story of One of America's Most Notorious Drug Lords
Original Gangster: The Real Life Story of One of America's Most Notorious Drug Lords
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3.0 out of 5 stars Information / speculation, May 22, 2013
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If you have an interest in the (so called) War on Drugs, this book is an eye opener. My interest was to find Mr Lucas's comments on the complisity of the US Air Force in transporting heroin from South East Asia to the United States. Apparently, very high ranking military people can be & were bribed to provide the air trasnportation for Mr Lucas's drug business although evidentally none were ever identified. So, since the growing of the opium poppy has boomed in Afganistan, post Taliban rule, the question you have to ask yourself is: who provides the transportation of heroin from there to the US now? I doubt it goes out by mule train.

Yes, Mr Lucas is a criminal but it is doubtful he has any reason to lie about his methods & out sourcing delivery to the military.


French Roast, Whole Bean Coffee, 5-Pound Bag
French Roast, Whole Bean Coffee, 5-Pound Bag
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4.0 out of 5 stars Stimulating, April 10, 2013
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The secret to brewing an excellent cup of coffee is in keeping the equipment clean. My set up is all glass and along the lines of Walter White's which is located in his meth lab. Don't grind the beans until just prior to begining the brew process. The French Roast beans are economical and yield a wonderful product.
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Horns: A Novel
Horns: A Novel
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5.0 out of 5 stars "Top of the world ma", March 14, 2013
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Apparently, Hill has received some literary genes from dad. His production is original thinking. You don't see much of that sort of writing these days. None of Hill's books have been disappointing, which is more than I can say for practically all of the crap being published these days - Scott Seigler excepted.


The Cruise of the Snark
The Cruise of the Snark
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1.0 out of 5 stars Dissapointed, March 14, 2013
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In comparison to London's other works, this one is just junk. He appears to be churning out material for the purpose of financing his boat and the voyage. The book is uninteresting and goes nowhere. It is a disappointment to see the author of Call of the Wild produce trash.


No Country for Old Men (Vintage International)
No Country for Old Men (Vintage International)
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5.0 out of 5 stars First read of McCarthy, December 9, 2012
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The best parts of the book are the comments of the old sheriff preceeding each chapter. The story is interesting but depressing.The characters are realistic and Anton, the antagonist, survives which is more usually the case in "real life" than what you might read in other books or see on television. Were I to be able to afford it, I'd buy all the other McCarthy books Amazon offers. Alas.


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