Genre Fiction

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater: A Novel
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater: A Novel

Review: - There was a lot of set-up for a story that never developed.

This was my 1st K.V. book.
I usually read/scan reviewers; if a mix of both genders is represented, I find a better chance of enjoying the book. (And, it eliminates the 'fluff'.)

MARS VS VENUS -Interestingly, there were mainly male reviewers & the majority of these gave the book high marks. Of the few women represented, most seemed to agree with me...or, I with them.

Since the book is void of car chases,... Read more

And Another Thing... (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
And Another Thing... (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

Review: Maybe my expectations were to high but I felt the book wasn't that good. The writing seems to drag on. The almost 300 page book seems to cover about what Adams would have covered in 50 pages. If you feel you need to read it go ahead, just do not expect much. Read more

Without Merit: A Novel
Without Merit: A Novel

Review: Without merit

Without merit was uniquely different. I had no idea where it was going to take me. I was really like “come on give me a clue.” I was told my many keep reading, and I was so glad I did. The Voss family is strange but what family isn’t.

I really felt for Merit. Her character was one I could relate to. She was struggling with everything in her day to day life. It took an outsider to have her really take a good look at herself. To help her see the bigger picture so to sp... Read more

50th-Anniversary Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
50th-Anniversary Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Review: What a disappointment! I read this book many years ago, different translator, and really
enjoyed it. I though it would be fun to read again.......but this one .....so dull & boring....
I did not even get half way through....and discarded. Read more

The Forty Rules of Love: A Novel of Rumi
The Forty Rules of Love: A Novel of Rumi

Review: The forty rules introduced are timeless and universal in their application. I learned about spirituality, human relations development, and Sufism. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in spirituality, religion, and the topic of 'love'. Read more

The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter (The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club)
The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter (The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club)

Review: I really enjoyed this storyline. Blending so many of the characters we some way or another grew up with, and making it a wonderful story. I enjoyed Holmes eccentricity as well as the sarcastic humor throughout. Read more

The Valkyries
The Valkyries

Review: From the title i was not expecting to find what i found inside the pages of this book. But i'm glad i decided to read it. I think every man shoud read this book to understand women better, and women shoud read it to understand themselves better, like i did. Thank you Paolo Coelho! You're awesome! Read more

Fledgling
Fledgling

Review: This was an interesting read. Not as captivating as her other novels, specifically, Lilith's Brood, and perhaps a bit redundant after reading that book...but otherwise I never regret reading Octavia Butler. I will use this format to suggest reading Lilith's Brood. It is one of my favorite series of all time. Her incredible imagery and nuanced writing about Ooloi and surviving humans is absolutely breathtaking. I think I may have enjoyed this book more if I hadn't read that one first. It is a 10\... Read more

Lilith's Brood
Lilith's Brood

Review: This is the second time I re-read Lilith's Brood. Loved it many years ago and thought I would love to re-read it again to see what I might have missed. I am so glad I did, it is just as great as the first time. Read more

Parable of the Sower (Earthseed)
Parable of the Sower (Earthseed)

Review: Depressing! An interesting portrayal, but thank goodness, not that realistic. This is pure dystopian that is weighed down with abject hopelessness. I prefer more realistic speculative-type fiction. Anyway, I'm glad I sampled Ms. Butler's work, but I'm not interested in pursuing anything else of hers. Read more

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