Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Deep Lie (Will Lee, #3)Deep Lie by Stuart Woods
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love this book. A great story. It is a little plagued by coincidence but the author does such a great job of weaving the story that it is actually believable. The story is complex and exciting, I could not put it down, just like all Stuart Woods books.

This was a great story and helped us to get to know Will and the other continuing characters better. Having read all the Stone Barrington books, I pretty well know what happens to them.

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Run Before the WindRun Before the Wind by Stuart Woods
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow! Strong interesting characters, a suspenseful story and great twists of plot. Interesting reading a book written in the 80's. No cell phones, email or other modern tech. The story might even be a coming of age story of sorts. Will Lee learns a lot and we learn a lot about him. I think I'll read another.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

ChiefsChiefs by Stuart Woods
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I've always thought of Stuart Woods as the writer of light, fun and clever stories. This book is genuine historical fiction with a hint of murder mystery. I know it is cliche but I could not stop reading this. It unrolled before my eyes and was interesting and kept me wondering what would happen next.
A period of time that I have not understood well. The post-civil war south up to the civil rights era is a period in which out country changed and the south changed even more.
I'm ready for the rest of this series. What a great author.

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Deep Freeze (Virgil Flowers, #10)Deep Freeze by John Sandford
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Not a murder mystery, more a how to find a killer. John Sandford stories are filled with memorable characters doing interesting things. Even the crime is interesting. I love the fact that the same old character can give me new and interesting plot lines and stories. This book is a real page turner and hard to put down.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in CrisisHillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Not a favorite of mine, a bit disjointed and repetitious. It does illuminate the mores of a large segment of our population. A whole group of Americans who do not really share in the American dream. Although not surprising, this book does shine a bright life on the hillbilly ethics and lifestyle.
Incredible that this group has found a voice in the white house.

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Manhattan BeachManhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is right in my wheelhouse. The subject, style and plot were totally what I like. Enjoyed the read and even looked at maps and researched some of the locations because I felt like I was there. Wonder how people lived in NYC during the war, this is a book for you.
This story unfolds beautifully. Egan is a master storyteller. Characters come alive and you can imagine their breath and smell. I love her style. No friends of mine are saying, why only 4 stars? I hated the ending. I wish she would continue the story. The characters are too interesting to drop. Please, write a sequel, and then four more...... when the little gent becomes nightclub owner?

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