Book Reviews Part Six

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July 8, 2016 by jacklovelace

Far as the Eye Can See: A Novel
Far as the Eye Can See: A Novel
Price: $1.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Old West storytelling at its best, January 29, 2015
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Terrific. Great storytelling in the old west. Fresh, realistic, Bausch has a great eye and ear and we get to enjoy it. One of the best reads I’ve had in a long time and I didn’t see it coming since I picked this up at a bargain price, having never heard of it.

Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot (A Jesse Stone Novel)
Robert B. Parker’s Blind Spot (A Jesse Stone Novel)
by Robert B. Parker
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $26.95
134 used & new from $0.01

4.0 out of 5 stars Can you adjust to leaving Parker behind?, January 29, 2015
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It’s true that it really isn’t written in Parker style. This story goes much deeper into Stone’s thoughts and character. The short, clipped dialogue gives way to a denser storytelling. But the story was really good and the writing was too. It just wasn’t Parker style. If you can adjust, you should go along for the ride.

Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography
Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography
by Jerry Leiber
Edition: Hardcover
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars They had some amazing experiences and their accounts are a lot of fun, November 30, 2014
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The format, each one bouncing off each other in looking back at their lives, works.
They had some amazing experiences and their accounts are a lot of fun. The book loses a star
just because their careers, and the book, taper off at the end. But that still leaves an awful lot of fun
hearing from the pair behind so many cool songs.

Midnight in Europe: A Novel
Midnight in Europe: A Novel
by Alan Furst
Edition: Hardcover
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3.0 out of 5 stars But Furst writes so well about Europe so well in the pre World War II period that I enjoyed the atmosphere, November 30, 2014
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I would rate this book even lower if it was strictly on the storyline. A lousy plot that advances in a plodding, non-engaging fashion.
But Furst writes so well about Europe so well in the pre World War II period that I enjoyed the atmosphere.

Station Eleven: A novel
Station Eleven: A novel
Offered by Random House LLC
Price: $11.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Split decision, don’t look back, November 30, 2014
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Split decision.
I loved the story about people making their way in the world after the flu has caused devastation. It is believable and
scary and worth every word.
The split screen approach, the back story, is much less involving and isn’t worth it.
I would love to have seen this book just deal with the frightening world she has created.

Cybill Disobedience
Cybill Disobedience
Price: $0.99

4.0 out of 5 stars She is honest enough to not always look good, and she doesn’t hold back much, November 30, 2014
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Cybill has enough juicy parts to make this worth the time. She is honest enough to not always look good,
and she doesn’t hold back much.
As these books go, this one is surely worth the bargain bin price I paid to read it.

Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields
Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields
by Wendy Lower
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $19.12
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but not compelling, November 30, 2014
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The author takes a well researched look at the role of women in Hitler’s “furies”.
When the author follows individual characters it can become quite involving and horrifying.
When the broader view is taken it becomes a bit dry and scholarly.
Was it worth the read? Yes, but not by a landslide.

Conspirata: A Novel of Ancient Rome
Conspirata: A Novel of Ancient Rome
Offered by Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
Price: $9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Harris is so good. He really makes the world he creates real, November 30, 2014
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Harris is so good. He really makes the world he creates real. In this Rome comes alive and the story
is interesting. Cicero is some character. I look forward to the next one.

The Infinite Sea: The Second Book of the 5th Wave
The Infinite Sea: The Second Book of the 5th Wave
by Richard Yancey
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $11.16
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Holding pattern is not good enough, September 24, 2014
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Real disappointing. Not much happens, we are in a holding pattern for the finale. And that isn’t good enough.

Pillar to the Sky
Pillar to the Sky
by William R. Forstchen
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $20.91
87 used & new from $1.27

2.0 out of 5 stars Badly done, disappointing, September 8, 2014
This review is from: Pillar to the Sky (Hardcover)
I liked his last book. This one was way too techie for me. It was awkward with tons of exposition and speechmaking for dialogue. Only the fascinating premise for the book works. It is all uphill from there.

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