Spies & Politics
Review: Absolutely LOVED all three Breakthrough books - wish this 3-book deal was available back then - but then again they were worth it. Hurry and finish the next one - but then again, take your time and make it as good as the last 3 and I CAN'T WAIT to read it. Read more
Review: Although I love the Jack Ryan series from Clancy, this is probably the weakest novel in my opinion. It moves well and the story is at least plausible, like all his spy thrillers but its seems bogged down in political machinations and personal issues more than some of his other novels. Still worth the read, and a great component to Jack Ryan as a character, but its one that i'm always tempted to skip, when i'm reading the series again. Read more
Review: Anyone who has read any of Tim's books knows that he is brilliant. Not only are his stories unique, but he has a command of the English language like few other authors. Reading is a passion of mine, as well as my business, but I always learn a new word or two from Tim. In this book, I discovered the word "ensorcelled." I had never seen it so immediately learned the definition and added it to my vocabulary.
I am looking forward to more creations from Tim and hope he never stops writing... Read more
Review: This was a surprising book with a wide-variety of characters: a rich self-employed assassin (but a good guy? Yes!) who owns a horse about to ride in the Kentucky Derby; a CIA agent assigned to watch him; an international movie star; and others.
Factor in the assassins, international intrigue, and you have a thriller that keeps you not wanting to put the book down. Read more
Review: Terrific book. Excellent. Certainly kept my attention. Fast paced, lots of action. Kept me reading to find out what happened. Even has a strong female character. The main characters are well developed and very real. To me a book is a great book if I can "see" it playing in my mind as a movie. This one certainly does that.
At the end of the book Mr. Turpin gives many references that one can look up if they want additional historical information. Mr. Turpin puts a lot of research into his nov... Read more
Review: I don't normally write reviews. It seems that we all have our prejudices and tendencies that effect our opinion. Most often reviews wreck books that someone might enjoy. But this book is so bad people need to know not to waste their time. The plot is so simple minded and is telegraphed at every turn the crafting of dialogue and descriptive narrative is so juvenile it's unreadable. I read the whole book because I was intrigued just how bad it could get. This book got as bad as feared. Don't wast... Read more
Review: At last a REAL Baldacci book.
If only some of his other novels worked as well as this
The Camel Club? What a joke! The equivalent of the Avengers in print!
PLEASE more books in the likeness of John Fiske and John Robie , a nice tight plot and a joy to read.
I will look forward to the new Robie book out soon. I hope it succeeds where others have disappointedly failed ie Bullseye Read more
Review: Out of all of Ray Bradbury's prodigious gifts, perhaps none is greater than his ability to capture the true essence of childhood in a timeless manner. While his most prolific period is now four decades past, Bradbury's descriptions of the hopes and fears of childhood still strike a powerful chord; in particular, he is able to capture the fears of childhood from an adult's perspective, without in any way minimizing them.
In "Something Wicked This Way Comes" the reader is treated the pinnacle ... Read more