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Echo Burning (Jack Reacher, #5)

Echo Burning by Lee Child My rating: 2 of 5 stars Well, I’ve tried. Really I have. Lee Child has an interesting character in Jack Reacher, and if you’re knowledgable about firearms, and are forgiving about a writer that doesn’t do his research, you’ll probably enjoy these novels. I can’t do it anymore. Mr. Child […]

Running Blind (Jack Reacher, #4)

Running Blind by Lee Child My rating: 3 of 5 stars My actual rating would be closer to a 3.5 stars. I’m wanting to like Lee Child and Jack Reacher. I really am, but I think I’m about to give up. Child simply doesn’t know how to write in “American” English, which wouldn’t be a […]

Tripwire (Jack Reacher, #3) by Lee Child

Tripwire by Lee Child My rating: 4 of 5 stars So, I’ve figured something out. According to his bio, Lee Child is British. He’s chosen to write about an American MP and he hasn’t mastered a lot of the lingo. Things that are silly but tend to take me right out of the story. Things […]

The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke

The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke My rating: 1 of 5 stars Simply stated, The Revenant is one of the worst books I’ve read in a long time. I admit, I didn’t know the book existed until I saw the trailer for the Leonardo DiCaprio movie. Now, I admit, I really don’t […]

Die Trying (Jack Reacher 2) by Lee Child

Die Trying by Lee Child My rating: 3 of 5 stars Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series is quite popular amongst a certain crowd. I’m just a bit perplexed who that crowd might be. While I’m enjoying elements of the stories (enough to keep me reading at least a couple more) there are incongruous bits that […]

Killing Floor (Jack Reacher 1) by Lee Child

My rating: 3 of 5 stars Just starting the Jack Reacher books, and I’m willing to forgive what at the time would have been a new writer quite a bit. However, to be honest, the writing is kind of cliche and at times, it seems like the author is out of his depth on certain […]

Book Review #33: Dawn’s Early Light (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences)

Title: Dawn’s Early Light (A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel) Author: Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris Publisher: Ace Release Date: March 25, 2014 Available Formats: Dead tree, ebook, audiobook Rating: PG for steampunk violence and enthusiasm I have been a fan of Ms. Ballantine and Mr. Morris’ Ministry series since the very beginning. Pheonix Rising opened […]

Weather Child (YES… WEATHER CHILD) cover reveal!

Regular readers of this blog know that one of my favorite stories ever has been Weather Child. I still don’t understand why this book wasn’t picked up by one of the big New York City publishers years ago. Well, their loss still looks to turn into our gain! Ms. Ballantine has partnered with Imagine That! […]

Book Review #29: He Ain’t Heavy by Dan Sawyer

Title: He Ain’t Heavy Author: J. Daniel Sawyer Publisher: AWP Mystery Release Date: December 3, 2013 Available Formats: ebook and paperback Rating: Adult content/language Last summer, Mr. Sawyer asked me if I’d like an ARC/beta of his new Clarke Lantham novel. If you’ve been reading these reviews, I’m sure you understand that my answer was […]

Book Review #27: Ideas, INC

Title: Ideas, INC Author:  J. Daniel Sawyer Publisher: AWP Fantasy Release Date: 14 March 2013 Available Formats: Paperback and ebook If you aren’t familiar with the name J. Daniel Sawyer, you’re not a regular reader of this blog. I’m going to make an unsubstantiated claim that he is the most reviewed author here. Why? Well, […]

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