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Juliet, Naked
Juliet, Naked
by Nick Hornby
Edition: Paperback
Price: $9.87
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Hoot, January 19, 2011
This review is from: Juliet, Naked (Paperback)
Fun all the way through. And surprisingly thoughtful. An old rocker being philosophical and self-examining? Sober too? Shocking!!! While I occasionally grimaced at Crowe's total self-absorption, he seemed to realize his failings, if not change them. The descriptions of old "super models" somehow made me drool, but I'm old too. Lucky dude, that Crowe. The decline of Duncan and his marriage was sad, but he seemed almost as egotistical as the man he idolized. The story moved and even made me think.
Ron Lealos
Author of Don't Mean Nuthin'


The Midnight House (A John Wells Novel)
The Midnight House (A John Wells Novel)
by Alex Berenson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $19.05
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not his best, January 19, 2011
Any book by Berenson is a quality addition to the spy genre'. The Midnight House is not up to the level of the previous Wells novels, but it's still worth the time. Bouncing between Pakistan, Poland, and the US makes the adventure even more full, but some of the moves didn't quite seem believable. If our masters at the CIA are this dumb, we'd already be incinerated. Anyone who pays attention already knows they are capable of torture and murder, but I think they would cover their tracks better than to let Wells get this close without stopping him. Nevertheless, Wells is always tough, exciting, and interesting. A good read.
Ron Lealos
Author of Don't Mean Nuthin'


The Rembrandt Affair (Gabriel Allon)
The Rembrandt Affair (Gabriel Allon)
by Daniel Silva
Edition: Hardcover
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Art of the Spy, January 19, 2011
Silva does it again. While I thought he was getting tired of the series in the last book, The Rembrandt Affair, brings Gabriel Allon back to the peak of his game. The cold heart of the Swiss and their callous support of Nazis for greed and anti-semitism make a great framework for this novel. It was a fast read with much information about the art world, restoration, Iranian evil, and stolen paintings. Thoroughly enjoyable, set in foreign locales. Beautiful places and people. Fun.
Ron Lealos
Author of Don't Mean Nuthin'


Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1)
Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1)
by Stephenie Meyer
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Are you kidding?, January 4, 2011
This is probably the biggest waste of time I have spent in my life, made only less fulfilling after spending even a breath on this rubbish. There are no redeeming qualities in this book, other than that the pseudo-author, I can't force myself to type "writer," somehow stumbled blindly into something that a certain segment of the population wanted. I guess it was heavy unconsumated teenage panting with vampires. The settings are not well described, nor are the characters filled out. But, primarily, the writing is crude at best, childish primarily. As any vampire would say, "this sucks."


The Reversal (A Lincoln Lawyer Novel)
The Reversal (A Lincoln Lawyer Novel)
by Michael Connelly
Edition: Hardcover
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2 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Write?, January 4, 2011
Whover thought this guy could write needs to be banished to a world where "his heart pounded" is the cliche' of eternity. Connelly lives on his reputation and it doesn't say anything for the taste of America. Drivel to the nth. Totally NOT recommended.


The White Tiger: A Novel
The White Tiger: A Novel
by Aravind Adiga
Edition: Paperback
Price: $9.07
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Disturbing, January 4, 2011
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Did you know there was a caste system in India? Most do, but this book makes it real. Adiga takes us straight from a destitute village to the crushing streets of a mega-city. The scenes are well crafted and the story of one man's trek to success amazing well beyond the Wall Street rags to riches thievery and sleeze. Much recommended.
Ron Lealos
Author of Don't Mean Nuthin'


The Glass Rainbow: A Dave Robicheaux Novel (Dave Robicheaux Mysteries)
The Glass Rainbow: A Dave Robicheaux Novel (Dave Robicheaux Mysteries)
by James Lee Burke
Edition: Hardcover
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can it get better?, January 4, 2011
Recently, I turned a friend onto the art of James Lee Burke. He has, over the ensuing six months, read every Burke book and is panting for more. Wellll, join the club. Fancying myself as a writer, I read Burke's passages and think: "how did he do that?" I only dream of Burke's ability to describe the dripping moss of the bayou in such incredibly descriptive prose. This book is just another example of his genius.
Ron Lealos
Author of Don't Mean Nuthin'


When Soldiers Cry
When Soldiers Cry
DVD ~ Jess Weber
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Made me puke, April 22, 2010
This review is from: When Soldiers Cry (DVD)
As with the other reviewers who weren't related to someone involved with this piece of absolute garbage, this movie is an insult to the audience or anyone who actually paid to see or rent it. I can't figure out if it's a play on The Producers idea with Viet Cong rather than Nazis. Anyway, there had to be a reason for this trash to exist. Maybe money laundering. There's not a single redeeming quality to the minutes I wasted feeling the knife in my gut as I ground my teeth watching this rotting junk. This is the worst movie I have ever seen, even if I couldn't take much of it without retching. STAY MILES AWAY!! For you who actually spent a penny to see it, let's start a class action lawsuit to get our money back. And for those of you who actually were in Vietnam during the war, I apologize. Whoever made this travesty should be sent to the Hanoi Hilton.
Ron Lealos
Author of Don't Mean Nuthin'


Fields of Fire
Fields of Fire
by James Webb
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: $7.99
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gotta be there in the words, January 8, 2009
Webb has written an account that lets the water run down your neck and the sweat drip into the clay as the pages are turned. His words are entirely believable and transport the reader to a 'Nam burning in its own napalm jelly. The courage of these soldiers, on both sides, is totally accurate, astounding, and amazing all at the same time. If soldiers like this exist, and I believe they do, it will be quite a challenge to defeat the US military. This book is pure truth and entertaining at the same time. Not for the faint of heart.
Ron Lealos author of Don't Mean Nuthin'


Nature Girl (Fiction/Grand Central Publishing)
Nature Girl (Fiction/Grand Central Publishing)
by Carl Hiaasen
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: $8.00
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I miss road kill, January 3, 2009
The only thing missing from Nature Girl is the ex-governor whose diet is primarily road kill. Skink is one of the best characters in crime, mystery, comic fiction. But, that's another story. Nature Girl is filled with people who are nearly as well drawn. All within the swamp like climate of south Florida. Hiassen rules Florida writers, many who are very entertaining. No one gets us into the mangroves like Hiassen. Nature Girl's plot is as implausible as all Hiassen's books. But who cares? His writing is hilarious.
Ron Lealos author of Don't Mean Nuthin'


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