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Friday, November 16, 2007

Oooh, Nazis!

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Five Past Midnight (Mass Market Paperback)
by James Thayer
Paperback: 416 pages
ISBN-10: 0671798154
Rating: 4

♦ ♦ ♦ Reviewed by my Sweetie. ♦ ♦ ♦

A great book providing realism that makes you ‘feel’ like you are there. Does a good job of not contradicting known minute historical details about the world of Hitler’s Germany, yet manages a way to add intrigue. It retains the moral high-ground of ‘Nazi’s are bad’, and then turns you loose to enjoy the fact they were human also… now lets go shoot a few of them if they get in our way.

Set in the final fanatical days of the end of the Third Reich, this book provides accurate but not over-bearing details that make you feel that you are really there, yet provides a plausible story of a Jason Bourne type super hero, believable if you want to believe, which gives you a confident feeling of security in the most dangerous land on the earth.

I finish one out of ten books I start. I finished this one.
Would I read it again? Not for at least 7 years, if ever.

With Stephen King as a ‘10’, how does this rate? About a 5 (that’s very good).

Action? Ok (that's good)

Readable? Very. Words do not clunk along, forcing the reader to try to figure out some pithy obscure meaning. I enjoy pithy books for about a page, then I fall asleep.

Could I put it down? Absolutely. It’s not that good.

No foul language. No sex. But still a good book.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Jodi Picoult - THE TENTH CIRCLE (audio)

The Tenth Circle
by Jodi Picoult, Carol Monda (Narrator)
Audio CD

List Price: $39.99
Published in 2006
ISBN-10: 141937172X

Rating: 4

Why I listened: Because I was searching for a reader which I enjoyed from a different book and got this title. I think this should be a story for anyone thinking about dating, boy or girl. The first half of the book for girls to learn their lessons, and second half for the boys to learn.

It's like reading Danielle Steel, where everything that might and could go wrong, did. But what's different is that at the end of the story, you feel that somehow, this family might just be alright.

Book Blurb: The Tenth Circle is chock full of symbolism and allegory that at times can seem oppressive. Still, Picoult's fans will welcome this skillfully told story of betrayal and its many negative, and positive consequences.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Sherrilyn Kenyon - Devil May Cry

Sherrilyn Kenyon - Devil May Cry
(A Dark-Hunter Novel, Book 11)
Hardcover: 320 pages
ISBN-10: 0312369506 [Buy it here]

Rating: 5
First Sentence: Vengeance

Why I read it: Because it's a series I've been reading since a friend of mine have asked me to look for the one of it's title. I am hooked even since.

Favorites: Every time Ash and Simi is mentioned. I just love the way Simi would refer to Artemis as that Bitch Goddess. Love it!

I also feel the story has more depth. Kat's story is so fascinating. The Sumarians are wonderful. I care what happens to them. The characters are not whinny. I just enjoyed the book. It's might be one of my favorites of the series, like Night Play.