Book Reviews

Syndrome E Franck Thilliez Book review

Syndrome E by Franck Thilliez & Mark Polizzotti

I can see why Syndrome E: A Thriller, written by Franck Thilliez, is being made into a movie. It's so juicy, the story keeps you on your toes from beginning to end. I felt like I was perched...

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Book Review: The Remedy by Thomas Goetz

Thomas Goetz shows us the horror of a world without a cure for tuberculosis When I was a kid, I thought the phrase "Do Not Spit on Sidewalk" was an admonishment to practice good manners, especially in public. I didn't realize the dark history that lay behind...

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Book Review: The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen

Jussi Adler-Olsen Pushes You to the Edge in "The Keeper of Lost Causes" After reading The Keeper of Lost Causes: The First Department Q Novel (A Department Q Novel), a crime thriller set in Denmark, I understand why author Jussi Adler-Olsen has received so many accolades for...

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Betty Crocker Recipes with a Finnish Twist

For all my Finnish-American relatives and friends - and anyone who likes delicious fresh food. From Limppu to Miso Soup and Beyond If you’re looking for a refreshing take on good home cooking, Edith Maki’s cookbook,  Common Sense Cooking, will be a great addition to your kitchen. I received the...

Book Review: AWOL on the Appalachian Trail by David Miller

I want to hike forever after reading AWOL on the Appalachian Trail Living in New Mexico has brought me back to one of my oldest loves - hiking. It's not the Appalachian Trail, but I live in an area so beautiful it takes my breath away...

Book Review: Snow Wolf by Glenn Meade

Snow Wolf by Glenn Meade - A Fresh Voice in Post-War II Cold War Thrillers It's been awhile since I've found a juicy book that pulled me right into the tense and frightening Cold World era of the 1950s. As an avid reader of both...

Book Reviews: We the Living by Ayn Rand and 1984 by George Orwell

Did Ayn Rand and George Orwell Predict the Future? I've been re-reading some of the classic fiction that captivated me when I was a teenager. We the Living  by Ayn Rand, a novel about one woman's attempt to keep her identity in the new Soviet Union. I'd...

Book Review: Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick

Author Barbara Demick Exposes The Horror of Daily Life in North Korea ~ Read Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick and you realize that life in Orwell’s book 1984 can be found here and now, in North Korea. In this non-fiction book, Demick...

Book Review: Killing Hope by Keith Houghton

Of Monsters and Men: Killing Hope by Keith Houghton As all crime fiction fans know, when you’ve been a fan of a genre for decades, the hunt for an attention-grabbing new author gets tougher all the time. If you've been waiting for a fresh voice, read the crime novel Killing...

Book Review: The Yard by Alex Grecian

Love author Michael Connelly and his Harry Bosch crime series? If you've read them all, try "The Yard," by Alex Grecian. In this first of a series, you'll discover a detective you'll want to get to know just as much as Harry....