Book Reviews Part Four

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July 8, 2016 by jacklovelace

Lisette's List: A Novel
Lisette’s List: A Novel
by Susan Vreeland
Edition: Paperback
Price: $10.00
78 used & new from $0.09

4.0 out of 5 stars A worthwhile experience, November 30, 2015
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This book has a lot going for it. Impressionist art lovers get insights and a “you are there” feeling.
Provence lovers get a lot of the flavor of southern France. And the story is engaging. Put it all together and it is a worthwhile experience.

Trigger Mortis: With Original Material by Ian Fleming (James Bond Novels (Hardcover))
Trigger Mortis: With Original Material by Ian Fleming (James Bond Novels (Hardcover))
by Anthony Horowitz
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $19.28
85 used & new from $0.46

4.0 out of 5 stars Nicely done in the Fleming image, November 30, 2015
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Well done. It was fun to go back in time to when the image you get in reading the book is of
Sean Connery as Bond. The plot is engaging enough and the writing is good. I would recommend this
to anyone who enjoyed the original Fleming books.

The Trip: Andy Warhol's Plastic Fantastic Cross-Country Adventure
The Trip: Andy Warhol’s Plastic Fantastic Cross-Country Adventure
by Deborah Davis
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $19.89
93 used & new from $0.98

2.0 out of 5 stars A waste of time, November 30, 2015
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What a snooze. The trip doesn’t start until almost halfway through the book and then the insights are minimal.
If you are interested in road books and/or Warhol, I wouldn’t waste my time with this book.

The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story
The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story
by Lily Koppel
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $28.00
253 used & new from $0.01

2.0 out of 5 stars Just not that interesting., August 21, 2015
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The wives are just not that interesting. It’s not their fault and the premise behind this intrigued me.
But what I learned wasn’t worth the time I spent.
I was surprised it became a television show and not surprised it wasn’t successful.

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Offered by Penguin Group (USA) LLC
Price: $10.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to see why it is so loved, August 21, 2015
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When you read this book you can see why it is so loved. We learn in a well paced, well written
fashion about the boys on the boat. And the story is one of teamwork and sacrifice and goodness really,
that resonates so well. A real pleasure to read.

Fosse
Fosse
by Sam Wasson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $21.38
135 used & new from $0.01

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3.0 out of 5 stars Exhaustive and exhausting, August 21, 2015
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Exhaustive and exhausting. Impressive research in unearthing everything about this interesting man.
At times it just became too much, but then I was interested in learning more about Fosse, not everything.

The Nightingale
The Nightingale
by Kristin Hannah
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $16.79
167 used & new from $10.65

5.0 out of 5 stars You can’t get much better, August 21, 2015
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The best book I’ve read this year and I read a lot.
The story of the two sisters is all the more impressive in that both stories are compelling as we move to the climax.
And the author earns all the tears readers shed at the end.
It’s been a while since I have recommended a book this strongly to others, knowing how much they will enjoy it.
And everyone does.

VJ: The Unplugged Adventures of MTV's First Wave
VJ: The Unplugged Adventures of MTV’s First Wave
by Gavin Edwards
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $17.53
141 used & new from $0.01

4.0 out of 5 stars Impressively candid, August 21, 2015
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As a VJ contemporary, I lapped this stuff up. And it was quite candid, to their credit.
I would recommend it to anyone curious about what it was like in the beginning.

Small Wars: A Jack Reacher Story (Kindle Single)
Small Wars: A Jack Reacher Story (Kindle Single)
Offered by Random House LLC
Price: $1.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Not the best but still solid and enjoyable, August 21, 2015
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I figured out where we were going about the halfway through, but it didn’t lessen I pleasure in getting
to the end. Can’t get enough Reacher stories, and this one is solid, even if the ending is telegraphed early.

The Chrysalids
The Chrysalids
by John Wyndham
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
25 used & new from $2.12

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4.0 out of 5 stars Crisp, dry writing that holds up well, August 21, 2015
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Wyndham’s work holds up incredibly well. An inventive mind a crisp, dry writing approach combine to make this a pleasure
to read after all these years, not something you can say about science fiction writing all that often.

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