Book Reviews

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

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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Jun 172013
 
Review: Odd Apocalypse

Odd Apocalypse by Dean Koontz My rating: 3 of 5 stars Odd Thomas is a likable character. Philosophical with an optimistic bent, one who self-reflects and thinks about the consequences of his actions while living in the moment, reactive to the horrors coming at him as he strives to save an innocent. This book in […]

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May 222013
 
Review: The Abbey

The Abbey by Chris Culver My rating: 2 of 5 stars As the hover text over two stars says: it was okay. It actually had a really interesting idea going in, the idea of a Muslim detective in a city no one usually associates with fictional settings. The setting was okay. But it could’ve been […]

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Apr 292013
 
Review: Lazybones

Lazybones by Mark Billingham My rating: 3 of 5 stars Maybe you need to be in the right mood to tolerate the volume of verbal violence and the never-ending angst — I mean seriously, people, stop whinging and be a man — of the characters, but I found it a little tedious. Maybe it helps […]

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