Recent book reviews from me on amazon

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May 7, 2020 by jacklovelace

3 out of five stars

Read for movie insights, not writing or juicy gossip

Inside look at some memorable and not so memorable movies makes it worth the
time. But the writing is pedestrian at best and Winkler has no interest in burning
any bridges unless the famous people he encountered are gone or disgraced like …

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A Life in Movies: Stories from 50 years in Hollywood

4.1 out of five stars44
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3 out of five starsVerified Purchase

Lost some of his mojo, but not all

Not bad. Better than his recent efforts. I am not in love with our book store hero as
a character and Grisham has found a rhythm that is more methodical than exciting,
but the hurricane section was engaging and the conclusion was satisfying. He lov…

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Camino Winds

3.9 out of five stars208
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5 out of five stars

If you are Disneyland birth curious, this is the book

Here’s why this book works.
I’ve read books about Walt.
But smartly, the author focuses like a laser on Disneyland, from conception to bir…

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Disney’s Land: Walt Disney and the Invention of the Amusement Park
That Changed the World

4.6 out of five stars99
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3 out of five stars

Liked the deep dive but a little too deep

I enjoyed the breakdown of many of the Ray Davies songs, and the context and
changes and growth in which he wrote them.
There is an awful lot of detail about British culture that frankly I don’t care about,…

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The Kinks: Songs of the Semi-Detached (Reverb)

3.4 out of five stars7
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4 out of five stars

A story that resonates in these times

I never realized the length of the bombing of England, the death and destruction
caused, how widespread in the country it was, and the amazing bravery of the
people.…

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The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance
During the Blitz

4.5 out of five stars754

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