Monthly Archives: October 2007

REVIEW: Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane is a psychological thriller that was published way back in 2003. I bought it when it first came out but remembered that I  just couldn’t get into it. I challenged myself to finish reading it this … Continue reading

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HBO's The Wire: A Novel For TV

HBO’s The Wire has a nice featured article in the New Yorker.  Season five has finished wrapping and the show is set to premiere January 2008. I love this show and think it is the best TV series on television today. As … Continue reading

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REVIEW: 'The Bone Garden' by Tess Gerritsen

The Bone Gardenby Tess Gerritsen is more of a historical mystery that is told alternately between the present day and the past. The story opens with a missive from O.W.H. referring to the events in 1830 regarding the West End Reaper, a … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Blood Alone (Vol.3) by Masayuki Takano

Blood Alone (vol.3) by Masayuki Takano, March 2007 first edition, $10.95.  Rated +13 and up, published by Infinity Studios. Unfortunately, this graphic novel has been somewhat difficult to find. Amazon.com lists this manga as being currently unavailable while my local Waldenbooks had five copies sitting … Continue reading

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October Is Mystery Month, A List To Get You Started

At B&N there’s a sign stating that October is Mystery month. I didn’t know that they had designated a month just for mystery lovers. Cool. Anyway, I’ve come up with a list of great books that I’ve enjoyed to get you … Continue reading

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Lehane's Gone Baby Gone Is Now A Major Motion Picture

Yesterday evening, I caught a commercial for the movie, Gone Baby Gone featuring Morgan Freeman, Casey Affleck, Ed Harris, etc and so forth that is being directed by Ben Affleck. I had to ask myself: could this be Dennis Lehane’s Gone Baby Gone? Featuring PI … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Billionaire Who Bought Christmas by Barbara Dunlop

The Billionaire Who Bought Christmas (Sil. Desire) by Barbara Dunlop is a November 2007 release that has been released early in ebook format at eharlaquin.com. Here is the book’s description(really nice cover!): Wife to the Highest Bidder To save the family … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Friends Unlikely by Susan Smith Alvis

Friends Unlikely by Susan Smith Alvis is a YA novel that is yet another gripping story about teens having to deal with some serious social issues. In this book it is drug addiction and HIV.  As the title suggests, it is … Continue reading

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Second Life: A Tech Savvy Way to Connect Readers & Authors Around The World

Recently I received  a press release for MJ Rose, where it stated that she was holding a author event/reading at Second Life on Sept 25th (yes, it’s already passed) for her latest release, The Reincarnationist, which is described as equal parts “modern day thriller, historical fiction and love … Continue reading

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Ebook Review: Boundless by Annie Dean, Bonnie Dee and Dionne Galace

Boundless by Annie Dean, Bonnie Dee and Dionne Galace is published by Liquid Silver Books, Sept 2007 as an ebook. You can read an excerpt here. Seven Days by Annie Dean. Teresa intends to devote her life to faith and … Continue reading

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