Category Archives: Semi-Informed Reviews & Opinions

Review of Dan E. Ellis’ Lady in Red

If you forced me to name a great, undiscovered part of America, I’d nominate the Mississippi Gulf Coast. In the popular imagination, Mississippi stands only for backwards. But when my sister was a graduate student at the University of Southern … Continue reading

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Sunday, 17 December 2017 – Pages 96 – 156 of Brett Halliday’s Murder Spins the Wheel

If you’re a bookworm, you never want to quit any book before you finish it. There’s always a feeling of failure when you quit reading. Sometimes you are rewarded because a dull read picks up. But it’s more likely that … Continue reading

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15-16 December 2017 – pages 83 – 151 of Jean-Patrick Manchette’s The Prone Gunman

Saturday morning, I finished Jean-Patrick Manchette’s The Prone Gunman. While I enjoyed reading it, I’m ambivalent. This one just didn’t grab me. I give it 6.5 out of 10. The Prone Gunman is an attempt at an “arty” mystery novel. Author … Continue reading

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Book Review – Pre-Suasion by Robert Cialdini

Pre-Suasion – A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade by Robert Cialdini Copyright 2016 Publisher – Simon & Schuster 233 pages (+ about 180 pages of footnotes & other “back matter”) Rating – 6/10 Summary – You can’t go home … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Skies Belong to Us by Brendan I. Koerner

The Skies Belong to Us – Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking by Brendan I. Koerner Copyright 2013 Publisher – Crown Publishers 273 pages Rating – 8.5/10 Summary – The Skies Belong to Us is two nonfiction stories in one … Continue reading

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Friday, 3 February 2017 – Backed-Up Book Blog

This week was crazy @ work, so I’ve been off “the book blog” for the past few days. I’ve been reading a lot, but I haven’t kept up on the blog. The book reviews are backed up. I have four … Continue reading

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Book Review – Diary of a Rock n’ Roll Star by Ian Hunter

Diary of a Rock n’ Roll Star by Ian Hunter Copyright 1974 Publisher – Panther 159 pages (of tiny type) Rating – 7/10 Summary – In late 1972, Ian Hunter’s band Mott the Hoople was on the cusp of fame. … Continue reading

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