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Book Review: 'Gold,' by Chris Cleave
Like the best-selling “Little Bee,” Cleave's new book, “Gold,” is highly emotionally charged, but the story is smaller though the venue is intriguing and well explored. Zoe Castle and Kate Meadows are competing for the gold in track cycling at the ...

Book review: Still fans will appreciate 'The Hills Remember'
James Still may be the quintessential Kentucky writer, even though he is a native of Alabama. Still is referred to as the “Dean of Appalachian literature.” Ted Olson, author of two critical studies of Still's work, has published the adopted ...

Lotto Black Book Causes Stir In the Lottery Community
Lotto Black Book review by ImInsiderReport.com: is there an equation that can help someone win the lottery? One math professor says there is. Lotto Black Book review released by ImInsiderReport.com is publishing the latest information on a book written ...

BOOK REVIEW: Kirk Douglas revisits an epic
2012-07-01T11:00:00Z 2012-06-29T18:50:13Z BOOK REVIEW: Kirk Douglas revisits an epicBy DOUGLASS K. DANIEL Associated Press North County Times 1 minute ago • By DOUGLASS K. DANIEL Associated Press "I am Spartacus!: Making a Film, Breaking the Blacklist ...

Book Review: All Told: My Art and Life Among Athletes, Playboys, Bunnies, and ...
Book Review: All Told: My Art and Life Among Athletes, Playboys, Bunnies, and ...

Book Review: The Messenger by Daniel Silva
The Messenger by Daniel Silva is the sixth book in the Gabriel Allon series. Allon is an Israeli agent who is more interested in restoring works of art than the world of espionage. When an al Qaeda operative is killed in London, some photographs are ...

Book review: 'The Virgin Cure' by Ami McKay
BY MICHELLE WIENER AP In 1871, in a squalid tenement on Chrystie Street, 12-year-old Moth Fenwick lives with her mother, a fortune teller whose affections Moth craves and never receives. It's not that they're barely making ends meet; they barely have ...

Book Review | Between the Lines: Love story spoofs 'happily ever after'
Thus, Prince Oliver is tricked into saving a damsel in distress but resents being trapped in a story that has him saying “I do” to the young beauty he dislikes when the book is closed. A 15-year-old reader discovers the truth and sets out to help the ...

Book Review: The Girl Below, by Bianca Zander
*Disclosure: I received a copy of this novel to review. The opinions expressed here, however, are my own. Follow me at my book blog, Books I Think You Should Read, as well as on Twitter @yesnofilms. I also am the Detroit Film Examiner, where I publish ...

Book Review: Mike Wallace, A Life by Peter Rader
Rader says that Wallace was initially receptive to the idea of a book, but later declined to help him, while giving him his blessing to pursue people who knew him, including close collaborators. Rader tells us that his own cinematic background led him ...

Joss Whedon, The Complete Companion book review
The book, which has 464 pages containing over 60 essays and interviews, seems to cover all of Whedon's works, including Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Astonishing X-Men, and even Cabin in the Woods and The Avengers. However, for a book that compiles ...

Book Review: Comic Con and the Business of Pop Culture
As a life-long comic geek and a new student in the MCDM program, being asked if I would like to read a book about Comic Con and the future of entertainment was rather like asking someone if they want a warm drink after running around in their undies in ...

Book Review: Flesh by Khanh Ha
The journey throughout the book, whether through light or darkness, is fascinating, violent, and even heartbreaking. I do think that the book could have been a bit tighter, but that did not distract me from the adventure. Mr. Ha is a talented writer; ...

Book Review : Who can ever really fathom the depths of another heart? — By Dr ...
Book Review : Who can ever really fathom the depths of another heart? — By Dr ...

Book Review: Realm of the Pharaohs by Zahi Hawass
The book takes readers on a tour of the most important sites in ancient Egypt from the Pyramids at Giza to the Valley of the Kings. Pictures of the ornate earrings of Tutankhamun are depicted in a majestic red, blue and gold. The Realm of the Pharaohs ...

Book Review: Breathing Blue: Giving My Life to Spirit and Spirit to My Life by ...
Book Review: Breathing Blue: Giving My Life to Spirit and Spirit to My Life by ...

Book Review: Collegeville Native's "Summerland"
However, no matter how mindless you want your book to be, some of it can be just plain awful. Very few books that take place in the summer and are geared towards women can be considered quality books. Elin Hilderbrand is one of those authors who writes ...

Book review: First lady's 'American Grown' tells of garden, mission
Her efforts to garden on the White House lawn and to involve people all over the country in growing food are the subject of her first book, "American Grown." (All author proceeds go to the National Park Foundation.) Full of pictures of gorgeous gardens ...

Book Review: John Sandford is at the top of his game in 'Stolen Prey'
I have read every one of the novels in his "Prey" series (see my March 25th review of his 2011 novel "Buried Prey"), and until now my favorite among them was his thirteenth, "Mortal Prey" (2002). It is the story of hard-boiled detective Lucas ...

BOOK REVIEW: Padgett Powell
His essays and short stories have appeared in THE SOUTH CAROLINA REVIEW, Opium Magazine online, CREAM CITY REVIEW, fast forward, and elsewhere. He teaches writing at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). by Padgett Powell Somewhere between ...

Book Review: Grail Mysterium: An Adventure on the Heights by Thomas Kaplan ...
Book Review: Grail Mysterium: An Adventure on the Heights by Thomas Kaplan ...

Book Review: 1776 by David McCullough
1776 by David McCullough is a non-fiction book about this remarkable year. The book has become a must on the list of every American history buff since it came out. Based on extensive research both in American, as well as British archives, ...

Michael Levin: Book review: 'Eisenhower in War and Peace'
Dwight David Eisenhower's story is told in fascinating and copious detail by historian and master storyteller Jean Edward Smith in the new book, "Eisenhower in War and Peace," published by Random House. Smith apparently hasn't gotten the memo about the ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Art of Being Unreasonable': Builder, Philanthropist Eli ...
BOOK REVIEW: 'The Art of Being Unreasonable': Builder, Philanthropist Eli ...

Book review: Theology in Aisle Seven by Carolyn Arends
“Words are sacred, and when they are used truthfully or beautifully — best of all — incarnationally, they cause us to consider and even experience our Creator” writes Carolyn Arends in the Foreword to her book Theology in Aisle Seven: The Uncommon ...

Book Review: Theology in Aisle Seven by Carolyn Arends
“Words are sacred, and when they are used truthfully or beautifully — best of all — incarnationally, they cause us to consider and even experience our Creator” writes Carolyn Arends in the Foreword to her book Theology in Aisle Seven: The Uncommon ...

Book Review: The Investigation: A Novel by Philippe Claudel
The Investigation: A Novel is a bizarre and oddly entertaining book. The reader is quickly swept into a bleak, confusing experience that mirrors the dark side of our existence. The Investigator's frustration in his attempts to do his job pours over the ...

Book review: Are We Nearly There Yet? by Ben Hatch
Hatch signed up with US travel publisher Frommer's to take his wife Dinah and two children aged under four on an 8000-mile road trip in a Vauxhall Astra estate to write a guide book about family travel round Britain. For five months, they packed and ...

Book review: 'The Admirals' explores military leadership qualities
In his superbly reported new book, "The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King — The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea," historian Walter R. Borneman tackles the essential question of military leadership: What makes some men, but not others ...

Pietro's Book Review: THE DARK KNIGHT MANUAL - TOOLS, WEAPONS, VEHICLES ...
Pietro's Book Review: THE DARK KNIGHT MANUAL - TOOLS, WEAPONS, VEHICLES ...

Comic Book Review: 'He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe' #1
To be honest, considering that He-Man and company have appeared in three separate cartoon series, various comic book series including the mini-comics that came packaged with the toys and a live action movie, who knows what the real continuity even is ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Vitamin D Cure': Sunshine Deprived People Need to Correct ...
BOOK REVIEW: 'The Vitamin D Cure': Sunshine Deprived People Need to Correct ...

Book Review: Higher Education: How Colleges Are Wasting Our Money And Failing ...
Book Review: Higher Education: How Colleges Are Wasting Our Money And Failing ...

Book Review: The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
I'm very excited about Carlos Luis Zafón's new book The Prisoner of Heaven coming out this month, so I decided to revisit and post about his previous book, which I read about a year and half ago. David Martin, an orphan, finally achieves success ...

Review: Graham Swift's 'Wish You Were Here' is a powerful, magnetic family saga
"A good novel," Graham Swift wrote in a recent essay in the New York Times Book Review, "is like a welcome pause in the flow of our existence; a great novel is forever revisitable. Novels can linger with us long after we've read them -- even, ...

Book Review: Pleng's Song by Patrick Maher
You tell them that writing is easy; so easy that you could write a book if you wanted to. In the hopes of inspiring your students, you make a deal with them. You sign a contract saying you will shave your head completely bald if you don't write and ...

Book Review: Iowa Gems and Minerals in Your Pocket by Paul Garvin and Anthony ...
Book Review: Iowa Gems and Minerals in Your Pocket by Paul Garvin and Anthony ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Hostile Takeover'
By Robert VerBruggen - Special to The Washington Times By Matt Kibbe There's no better reason than the Tea Party for conservatives to be excited heading into November. Initially dismissed as a passing fad, the Tea Party has secured a prominent place in ...

Book review
South Africa's Lesego Rampolokeng, who recently held audience spellbound in Gaborone's main mall, is a poet we may choose to ignore only at our own peril. In an anthology of poetry he calls 'rants, notes and poems' Rampolokeng has thrown the spanner ...

Comic Book Review: 'Hero Worship' #1
There are definitely some neat, original ideas within the book that you wouldn't get from someone who's spent the majority of their careers in the field. The concept is that the world has been blessed with its own super hero, Zenith and as such, ...

Book review: “Disciplined Dreaming”
His book, Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System To Drive Breakthrough Creativity, provides a bridge between the end of an era and the new one that is beginning. Linkner makes the case that to survive in this new world you need to develop your creative ...

Book Review: Absolution
The beauty of this book (beauty sounds slightly incongruous when the subject matter is so dark) is in the craft of the author. The surprising revelations keep adding layer upon layer of flesh to the key characters, and as a reviewer I don't want to ...

Book Review: Five Easy Steps to Healthy Cooking
Camilla V. Saulsbury's book Five Steps to Healthy Cooking fits the bill. The author's public relations representatives sent me an evaluation of this cookbook and I've been rifling through the pages enjoying the pictures, tips, nutritional informational ...

Book Review: Windows Phone 7.5 Unleashed
By Tad Anderson Everything about this book rocks!!! It is in color which makes for a great read. Being able to see the code and screenshots in color doubles the value of a book like this. I wish all programming books that included coding client UIs ...

Book Review: The Synthesis Effect: Your Direct Path To Personal Power and ...
Book Review: The Synthesis Effect: Your Direct Path To Personal Power and ...

Book review: 'Absolution' by Patrick Flanery
The first quarter of the book is thick with interesting thoughts about the nature of the censorship regime in apartheid-era South Africa. One begins to expect that the novel will be an examination of an author's self-censored life, the sacrifices and ...

Book Review: Dying to be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True ...
Book Review: Dying to be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True ...

Book Review: Betrayal and Forgiveness by Linda Armstrong-Miller
Lisa is a brilliant, 30-year-old computer programmer recruited by ISF-Intel Securities Foundation, a contractor for the Department of Defense. At such a young age, she already has a patent on a software that the DOD is willing to buy from her at any ...

Book Review: Danger Sector (The Windjammer Mystery Series) by Jenifer LeClair
Danger Sector by Jenifer LeClair, the second book in “The Windjammer Mystery Series” is a stand-alone book but I'm sure once you read it, you will want to read the first book, Rigged for Murder. Both are non-stop action and will give the reader a ...

Book review: 'The Seven Wonders' will leave you in awe
By Cody Carlson Steven Saylor's new book, "The Seven Wonders: A Novel of the Ancient World," is a fun and fascinating look at the architectural wonders of antiquity against the backdrop of a series of mysteries. In “The Seven Wonders: A Novel of the ...


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