Some recent amazon book snapshot reviews

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November 19, 2019 by jacklovelace

4 out of five starsVerified Purchase

Good trifecta…food, travel and writers

I picked up this book after Rick spoke at an event in my city.
Smart of him to give us a three in one……..a bit of foodie, travel, and some quality
writers.…

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The Traveling Feast: On the Road and at the Table with My Heroes

4 out of five stars12
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4 out of five stars

Elevator setup is a dandy

I think this is one of his better efforts. The premise with the elevators is a really
good one and he squeezes it well.
The climax is fun if a bit of a stretch but I would put this in the upper ranks of his …

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Elevator Pitch: A Novel

3.9 out of five stars103
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2 out of five starsVerified Purchase

A novella, not a book

Almost gave it three stars. The stories are interesting, particularly at first, and well
written. The format and content kinds of fades in the last half.
My biggest objection is having this novella of modest length billed as a full lengt…

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Turbulence: A Novel

3.8 out of five stars52
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2 out of five starsVerified Purchase

The best thread isn’t even with our heroes

Dual stories being told. The one about The Kid is actually better, clearly better, than
our two heroes going from one mind numbing interview to another. The Kid is
fascinating, as is his female muse, and work to the very end.…

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Robert B. Parker’s Buckskin (A Cole and Hitch Novel)

3.6 out of five stars103
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4 out of five starsVerified Purchase

Quite good short stories

Really good short stories. A couple were sensational. Most quite good. Only a
couple meh. All in all very good for a short story collection that was well worth
reading. Love the Ozark theme too.

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Down Along the Piney: Ozarks Stories (Richard Sullivan Prize in Short
Fiction)

4.7 out of five stars5
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3 out of five stars

This series needs new ideas and a fresh approach

It is time to pass along the writing about Lizabeth to someone else, or just hang up
the series.
This book becomes tedious. Instead of a cliffhanger about what happened on the …

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The Girl Who Lived Twice: A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg
Larsson’s Millennium Series

3.8 out of five stars538

1 helpful vote

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5 out of five starsVerified Purchase

D-Day made fresh: Didn’t think it could be done

I thought I had read everything I needed to read about D-Day. Then Milton writes
this damn book.
It’s really good. He unearths a lot of stories that have never been told. And even t…

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Soldier, Sailor, Frogman, Spy, Airman, Gangster, Kill or Die: How the
Allies Won on D-Day

4.5 out of five stars40
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1 out of five stars

Child should be ashamed

Embarrassing for Child. Silly, totally implausible, no ending. What was he thinking?
Surely he doesn’t need money this badly?

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Cleaning the Gold: A Jack Reacher and Will Trent Short Story

3.4 out of five stars294
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1 out of five stars

Time to end series

I’m done. Boring, cookie cutter stories book after book. This one is the worst. I was
bored.

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Tom Clancy Enemy Contact (A Jack Ryan Jr. Novel)

3.9 out of five stars341
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3 out of five stars

Short of Pickett level of storytelling

Definitely not up to the Joe Pickett series level of storytelling. The ploy twists and
turns are fairly routine and predictable. The evil family is almost into caricature
level. Still, not very good Box is still pretty good. You do want to see how it all pla…

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The Bitterroots: A Novel (Cassie Dewell)

4.2 out of five stars298

1 helpful vote

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4 out of five stars

Dutch Girl also her mother’s complicated story

Audrey Hepburn’s survival in the Netherlands during WWII is quite interesting in
this account.
But the real heart of this story is her mother, a woman who loved Hitler and the …

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Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II

4.3 out of five stars164
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4 out of five stars

Real storyteller with terrific action scenes

I loved reading this book. I got turned on to Heller by reading his most recent book
and then began reading all the previous books. This first one is one of my favorites.
Since it is set in my Colorado I found even more relatable.…

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The Dog Stars

4.3 out of five stars1,747
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2 out of five starsVerified Purchase

Not enough new stories

There are too many old stories in this collection to get the blood really pumping.
You’ve already read them or they seemed dated or not to really fit with flight
stories. There are some good one’s though and so the book has its moments. The …

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