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Fred Watson

The Original Robinson Crusoe

It was in the year 1719 that the author, Daniel Defoe, published the book that we know as Robinson Crusoe, Defoe's actual long winded title was, "The Life and...

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Philip Spires

Bare Bones of Relationships - The Towers Of Silence by Paul Scott

The Towers Of Silence, the third of Paul Scott's Raj Quartet, is very much a novel about women. Set in India in the 1940s, the war impinges on almost every aspect...

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Moving to the second book for the "Shades of Gray" trilogy, we find things changing as a love-struck Anastasia Steele tries to forget her Christian by taking a job nearly 3,500 miles across the

By: Roberto Sedycias l Book Reviews > Fiction l Jun 13, 2012

If the name E.L. James is not high on your list of authors as the seasons are about to change by the time you reach the end of the season, you will. James has written the "Shades of Gray" trilogy.

By: Roberto Sedycias l Book Reviews > Fiction l Jun 12, 2012
Nancy Eaton

Nora is going through a very difficult time in her life. Until now, she had everything she could ever want. Her world starts to fall apart when she discovers her husband is having an affair.

By: Nancy Eaton l Book Reviews > Fiction l Jun 12, 2012
Philip Spires

In her novel The Seven Sisters Margaret Drabble presents seven women out of the billions that populate their heavens, seven women who come together to act on a project, to share experience and build

By: Philip Spires l Book Reviews > Fiction l Jun 08, 2012
Timothy Zaun

Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Anne Tyler (The Accidental Tourist), returns with her 19th fiction book, "The Beginner's Goodbye." Tyler has a talent for portraying ordinary lives with humor and

By: Timothy Zaun l Book Reviews > Fiction l Jun 07, 2012
Tyler Tichelaar

"The Prodigal Housekeeper" by Don Michael is one of the most surprising metaphysical novels of recent years. Filled with surprises, quirky characters, and a look into the supernatural world, this

By: Tyler Tichelaar l Book Reviews > Fiction l Jun 06, 2012
Carlo Perete

"The Sorrows of Young Werther" is the best-selling book by John von Goethe. This article is a passionate rendering of the author on what he feels the novel depicts: passion, freedom, love...

By: Carlo Perete l Book Reviews > Fiction l Jun 05, 2012
Gina Sharpe

As a long time reader of Mr. Archer I was again thrilled with another of his books.

By: Gina Sharpe l Book Reviews > Fiction l Jun 03, 2012
Steven M King

How different would life be in the United States, if the economy had all but collapsed and the government decided that it should monitor and regulate most of what its citizens were up to? In The

By: Steven M King l Book Reviews > Fiction l Jun 02, 2012

In the third and final volume of The Hunger Games, Katniss has once more escaped the warrior's arena with her co-tribute Peeta, for whom she has feelings but cannot quite put them into words, and yet

By: Roberto Sedycias l Book Reviews > Fiction l Jun 01, 2012

As a young man Orville Madison's sister Paula was raped by a group of men. Instead of receiving justice, the individuals who committed this heinous crime were acquitted, while his sister was charged

By: Christopher S Ackerman l Book Reviews > Fiction l Jun 01, 2012
Shirley Wolf

There are numerous sub-genres to fiction and no matter which you favour, opening the cover of any kind of fiction book reveals to you a very fascinating story which you cannot help but enjoy. Through

By: Shirley Wolf l Book Reviews > Fiction l Jun 01, 2012
April Braswell

"Save As Draft" is Cavanaugh Lee's first novel. She addresses the romantic foibles facing the Facebook generation who is combining online dating with being in the public eye of all of their friends,

By: April Braswell l Book Reviews > Fiction l May 30, 2012
Philip Spires

Winter In Madrid is a novel set just after Spain's Civil War. Its secret agent plot and thriller style engage the reader, but author C J Sansom also maintains a clear and sensitive political

By: Philip Spires l Book Reviews > Fiction l May 29, 2012
Marcia K Applegate

Calico Joe, a whiz kid at baseball, is a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, a youngster whose talent is enormous and shows every sign of taking him to a limitless future in the game. Then a rival pitcher,

By: Marcia K Applegate l Book Reviews > Fiction l May 29, 2012
Melissa Brown Levine

The Bullion Trail is a convergence of two dramatically different plots that take place in Italy, England and Africa. This adventurous tale by author Nick van Zyl begins with an ambitious bank heist

By: Melissa Brown Levine l Book Reviews > Fiction l May 28, 2012
Philip Spires

In terms of setting, Po-on is the start of the Rosales novels, the books that chart Philippine history from the late nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth. A peasant Ilocano family finds

By: Philip Spires l Book Reviews > Fiction l May 28, 2012

After rising out of the poorest District, 12, to win The Hunger Games, Katness Everdeen and her co-tribute Peeta, should have been able to expect lives of safety and contentment, but that is just not

By: Roberto Sedycias l Book Reviews > Fiction l May 26, 2012
Tyler Tichelaar

Author Linda McLendon has written a moving story of family secrets, two former undercover government workers, lies, and a past that must be revealed. Set in Florida, "Unintended Lies" is filled with

By: Tyler Tichelaar l Book Reviews > Fiction l May 25, 2012
Timothy Zaun

Six diverse men and women enroll in Emma Yoder's six-week quilting class, each bringing their unique life story and challenges to the group dynamics. Their lives are re-invented, as Emma befriends

By: Timothy Zaun l Book Reviews > Fiction l May 25, 2012
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Fred Watson

It was in the year 1719 that the author, Daniel Defoe, published the book that we know as Robinson Crusoe, Defoe's actual long winded title was, "The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of

By: Fred Watson l Book Reviews > Fiction l Feb 25, 2012 lViews: 123 lComments: 0
Philip Spires

Paul Scott's The Jewel In The Crown is the first of his tetralogy of novels on British India. These really were the last days of the Raj. And the jewel in Empress Victoria's crown was India, itself.

By: Philip Spires l Book Reviews > Fiction l Feb 13, 2012 lViews: 93 lComments: 0
Bhekisisa Mncube

Young Blood is a crime fiction novel. It is about a young man named Sipho. He is caught up in the world of easy money, booze, dagga, and greed. He lives in the sprawling township of Umlazi, south of

By: Bhekisisa Mncube l Book Reviews > Fiction l Apr 18, 2012 lViews: 93 lComments: 0

If the name E.L. James is not high on your list of authors as the seasons are about to change by the time you reach the end of the season, you will. James has written the "Shades of Gray" trilogy.

By: Roberto Sedycias l Book Reviews > Fiction l Jun 12, 2012 lViews: 88 lComments: 0
Bhekisisa Mncube

The main protagonist Tambu insists that Nervous Conditions is not a story about death, but about her escape and that of Babamukuru's daughters Lucia and Nyasa and Babamukuru's wife Maiguru. In short,

By: Bhekisisa Mncube l Book Reviews > Fiction l Apr 19, 2012 lViews: 82 lComments: 0
Philip Spires

In terms of setting, Po-on is the start of the Rosales novels, the books that chart Philippine history from the late nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth. A peasant Ilocano family finds

By: Philip Spires l Book Reviews > Fiction l May 28, 2012 lViews: 78 lComments: 0
Mayra Calvani

The Eden Paradox, by Barry Kirwan, is an enjoyable read that will be relished by fans of science fiction. Fifty years into the future, the earth has been maimed by war and is near collapse from heat

By: Mayra Calvani l Book Reviews > Fiction l Feb 27, 2012 lViews: 76 lComments: 0
Shovon Reza

The descent to the underworld is a mytheme of comparative mythology found in a diverse number of religions from around the world, including Christianity. The hero or upper-world deity journeys to the

By: Shovon Reza l Book Reviews > Fiction l Feb 14, 2012 lViews: 74 lComments: 0
Gina Sharpe

As a long time reader of Mr. Archer I was again thrilled with another of his books.

By: Gina Sharpe l Book Reviews > Fiction l Jun 03, 2012 lViews: 74 lComments: 0
Timothy Zaun

Six diverse men and women enroll in Emma Yoder's six-week quilting class, each bringing their unique life story and challenges to the group dynamics. Their lives are re-invented, as Emma befriends

By: Timothy Zaun l Book Reviews > Fiction l May 25, 2012 lViews: 71 lComments: 0
Holly Weiss

The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott is an enticing novel from Doubleday about a woman who survived the sinking of the Titanic. Be stunned by the chaos of the tragedy, awed by subsequent courtroom scenes,

By: Holly Weiss l Book Reviews > Fiction l Dec 04, 2011 lViews: 70 lComments: 0
Mayra Calvani

A Satan Carol by spiritual horror author Alan Steven Kessler combines elements of the macabre and parody/satire to explore the concepts of free will and evil. Not having read in this horror

By: Mayra Calvani l Book Reviews > Fiction l Feb 26, 2012 lViews: 70 lComments: 0
Steven M King

How different would life be in the United States, if the economy had all but collapsed and the government decided that it should monitor and regulate most of what its citizens were up to? In The

By: Steven M King l Book Reviews > Fiction l Jun 02, 2012 lViews: 70 lComments: 0
Philip Spires

The Towers Of Silence, the third of Paul Scott's Raj Quartet, is very much a novel about women. Set in India in the 1940s, the war impinges on almost every aspect of their lives, but they experience

By: Philip Spires l Book Reviews > Fiction l Feb 23, 2012 lViews: 69 lComments: 0
Timothy Zaun

Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Anne Tyler (The Accidental Tourist), returns with her 19th fiction book, "The Beginner's Goodbye." Tyler has a talent for portraying ordinary lives with humor and

By: Timothy Zaun l Book Reviews > Fiction l Jun 07, 2012 lViews: 69 lComments: 0
Philip Spires

In her novel The Seven Sisters Margaret Drabble presents seven women out of the billions that populate their heavens, seven women who come together to act on a project, to share experience and build

By: Philip Spires l Book Reviews > Fiction l Jun 08, 2012 lViews: 67 lComments: 0

This is a review of the historical fiction The Town House by Norah Lofts. Walter Reed is a young man, born into serfdom in mediaeval England. Through a serendipitous series of events triggered by his

By: Zara Josephs l Book Reviews > Fiction l Feb 22, 2012 lViews: 65 lComments: 0
Kelly Libatique

Harmony's Passing by Joel Blaine Kirkpatrick is a wild ride that is, well, out of this world. Even if you're not a fan of the science of astronomy, there are many reasons why you may still find this

By: Kelly Libatique l Book Reviews > Fiction l Feb 12, 2012 lViews: 64 lComments: 0

Moving to the second book for the "Shades of Gray" trilogy, we find things changing as a love-struck Anastasia Steele tries to forget her Christian by taking a job nearly 3,500 miles across the

By: Roberto Sedycias l Book Reviews > Fiction l Jun 13, 2012 lViews: 63 lComments: 0
Nancy Eaton

Nora is going through a very difficult time in her life. Until now, she had everything she could ever want. Her world starts to fall apart when she discovers her husband is having an affair.

By: Nancy Eaton l Book Reviews > Fiction l Jun 12, 2012 lViews: 62 lComments: 0
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Holly Weiss

The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott is an enticing novel from Doubleday about a woman who survived the sinking of the Titanic. Be stunned by the chaos of the tragedy, awed by subsequent courtroom scenes,

By: Holly Weiss l Book Reviews > Fiction l Dec 04, 2011 lViews: 70 lComments: 0
Mayra Calvani

A Satan Carol by spiritual horror author Alan Steven Kessler combines elements of the macabre and parody/satire to explore the concepts of free will and evil. Not having read in this horror

By: Mayra Calvani l Book Reviews > Fiction l Feb 26, 2012 lViews: 70 lComments: 0
Mayra Calvani

The Eden Paradox, by Barry Kirwan, is an enjoyable read that will be relished by fans of science fiction. Fifty years into the future, the earth has been maimed by war and is near collapse from heat

By: Mayra Calvani l Book Reviews > Fiction l Feb 27, 2012 lViews: 76 lComments: 0

Moving to the second book for the "Shades of Gray" trilogy, we find things changing as a love-struck Anastasia Steele tries to forget her Christian by taking a job nearly 3,500 miles across the

By: Roberto Sedycias l Book Reviews > Fiction l Jun 13, 2012 lViews: 63 lComments: 0

If the name E.L. James is not high on your list of authors as the seasons are about to change by the time you reach the end of the season, you will. James has written the "Shades of Gray" trilogy.

By: Roberto Sedycias l Book Reviews > Fiction l Jun 12, 2012 lViews: 88 lComments: 0

In the third and final volume of The Hunger Games, Katniss has once more escaped the warrior's arena with her co-tribute Peeta, for whom she has feelings but cannot quite put them into words, and yet

By: Roberto Sedycias l Book Reviews > Fiction l Jun 01, 2012 lViews: 53 lComments: 0

After rising out of the poorest District, 12, to win The Hunger Games, Katness Everdeen and her co-tribute Peeta, should have been able to expect lives of safety and contentment, but that is just not

By: Roberto Sedycias l Book Reviews > Fiction l May 26, 2012 lViews: 51 lComments: 0
Tyler Tichelaar

Sam Moffie's new novel "To Kill the Duke" offers a rollicking and humorous look at the making of one of Hollywood's most notoriously bad films, "The Conqueror." Moffie brings to life John Wayne,

By: Tyler Tichelaar l Book Reviews > Fiction l Apr 14, 2012 lViews: 54 lComments: 0
Tyler Tichelaar

"The Prodigal Housekeeper" by Don Michael is one of the most surprising metaphysical novels of recent years. Filled with surprises, quirky characters, and a look into the supernatural world, this

By: Tyler Tichelaar l Book Reviews > Fiction l Jun 06, 2012 lViews: 59 lComments: 0
Tyler Tichelaar

Author Linda McLendon has written a moving story of family secrets, two former undercover government workers, lies, and a past that must be revealed. Set in Florida, "Unintended Lies" is filled with

By: Tyler Tichelaar l Book Reviews > Fiction l May 25, 2012 lViews: 40 lComments: 0
Linda Hancock

Francesca thought that she had made a good decision when she agreed to marry Bard Channing. His business allowed both of them to have a lifestyle that offered every possible luxury.

By: Linda Hancock l Book Reviews > Fiction l Apr 16, 2012 lViews: 49 lComments: 0

This article is a review of a fiction novel about African American soldiers of fortune. Based on an actual tale about men who risked their lives to fight for what they feel is right.

By: Xavier Dubois l Book Reviews > Fiction l Apr 12, 2012 lViews: 47 lComments: 0
Melissa Brown Levine

"Pictures of the Past" is a creative melding of the tragic history of the Holocaust and a lifelong love affair. Author Deby Eisenberg offers the reader a dynamic mix of characters and subplots along

By: Melissa Brown Levine l Book Reviews > Fiction l Feb 10, 2012 lViews: 59 lComments: 0
Melissa Brown Levine

In his first novel, Prairie Dog Blues, writer Mark Conkling tells the complicated story of the Corley family. With each member of the clan struggling with their own problems, the Corleys decide to

By: Melissa Brown Levine l Book Reviews > Fiction l Apr 17, 2012 lViews: 57 lComments: 0
Melissa Brown Levine

The Bullion Trail is a convergence of two dramatically different plots that take place in Italy, England and Africa. This adventurous tale by author Nick van Zyl begins with an ambitious bank heist

By: Melissa Brown Levine l Book Reviews > Fiction l May 28, 2012 lViews: 49 lComments: 0
Steven M King

How different would life be in the United States, if the economy had all but collapsed and the government decided that it should monitor and regulate most of what its citizens were up to? In The

By: Steven M King l Book Reviews > Fiction l Jun 02, 2012 lViews: 70 lComments: 0

This is a review of the historical fiction The Town House by Norah Lofts. Walter Reed is a young man, born into serfdom in mediaeval England. Through a serendipitous series of events triggered by his

By: Zara Josephs l Book Reviews > Fiction l Feb 22, 2012 lViews: 65 lComments: 0
Fred Watson

It was in the year 1719 that the author, Daniel Defoe, published the book that we know as Robinson Crusoe, Defoe's actual long winded title was, "The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of

By: Fred Watson l Book Reviews > Fiction l Feb 25, 2012 lViews: 123 lComments: 0
Philip Spires

The Towers Of Silence, the third of Paul Scott's Raj Quartet, is very much a novel about women. Set in India in the 1940s, the war impinges on almost every aspect of their lives, but they experience

By: Philip Spires l Book Reviews > Fiction l Feb 23, 2012 lViews: 69 lComments: 0
Philip Spires

Paul Scott's The Jewel In The Crown is the first of his tetralogy of novels on British India. These really were the last days of the Raj. And the jewel in Empress Victoria's crown was India, itself.

By: Philip Spires l Book Reviews > Fiction l Feb 13, 2012 lViews: 93 lComments: 0
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