Book Reviews

I occasionally write a review of a book I’ve read. These are those reviews.

Aug 292013
 
Review: Gabriel's Redemption

Gabriel’s Redemption by Steve Umstead My rating: 3 of 5 stars There’s one tiny problem with rating this ebook: I read it in two time periods. I began and stopped reading it before I started LORETA neurofeedback and direct brain stimulation to help me with my reading. And I picked it up again and finished […]

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Aug 292013
 
Review: The Lion

The Lion by Nelson DeMille My rating: 2 of 5 stars Trying to rate these books sometimes requires too much mental work. I really liked the voice of the narrator, his humour, his personality, but I found the repetitive violence soooooo tedious. They say it’s an action book, but I actually found the action flagged. […]

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Aug 052013
 
Review: The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book was recommended to me as a good read. It’s certainly popular because after I placed it on hold at the library, I had to wait months and months before an ebook copy […]

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Jul 152013
 
Review: One Careless Moment

One Careless Moment by Dave Hugelschaffer My rating: 2 of 5 stars The back story made the first book in the series interesting, and though there was a bit of an emotional disconnect between reader and characters, the emotionality of the back story gave the book a little bit of depth. That back story isn’t […]

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Jul 022013
 
Review: Day into Night

Day into Night by Dave Hugelschaffer My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’m not exactly sure how to rate this book. This is definitely one of those times when half stars would come in handy! Perhaps it’s more 3.5 than 4… I don’t remember how I ended up with this ebook in my Kobo app, […]

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Jun 242013
 
Review: Die with Me

Die with Me by Elena Forbes My rating: 3 of 5 stars I downloaded this to my Kobo app well over a year ago and never got around to reading it. Ebooks are way too easy to buy, and so you accumulate a bunch and then end up forgetting about the ones not read right […]

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Jun 242013
 
Review: Fatal Remedies

Fatal Remedies by Donna Leon My rating: 4 of 5 stars The last couple of Brunetti mysteries I’d read were depressingly pessimistic. But this one broke that cycle. I like my books not to be so “realistic” as some of this series is. Reading is supposed to be an escape sometimes, especially when reading mysteries, […]

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