Tag: 2015 Reads

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Peter James – You Are Dead

Peter James - You Are Dead - Roy Grace # 11  **** Book 50 of 2015   Peter James  has written eleven police procedural novels featuring Brighton Detective Superintendent (DS) Roy Grace. The eleventh installment in this series is You Are Dead and the first book that I have read in the series. I can tell you it won't be the last!! You Are Dead is the 50th book that I have read in 2015. I am now one book away from my goal!! You Are Dead opens with the abduction of a young woman Logan Somerville, from the parking...

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The Smothers Brothers were dangerously funny!

Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour - David Bianculli As we come to the end of 2015, I now have only two more books to read to reach my lofty goal of 51 books read. Book 49 for the year was Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour by David Bianculli. It took Bianculli fifteen years and countless interviews with the people involved to tell the story of these very funny and very volatile Brothers. To many of us who lived through the three years, their show was the only one...

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Dark Intelligence – Neal Asher

Dark Intelligence - Transformation Book One - Neal Asher Rating *****   Several weeks ago I picked up Neal Asher's latest book Dark Intelligence in the library and read these quotes, first on the back cover. "What has six arms, a large beak, looks lie a pyramid, has more eyes than you'd expect, and talks nonsense? If you don't know then 1) you should 2) you haven't been reading Neal Ashers (see point 1)" - Jon Courtenoy Grimwood, author of The Fallen Blade. and from David Brin on the front cover "Asher rocks with XXX adrenaline while delivering a vivid...

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The Stranger- Harlan Coben Thrills Us Again!!

The Stranger - Harlan Coben Book 27 of 2015   In 2001, Harlan Coben's first stand alone thriller Tell No One was released. I read the paperback version in November of 2002, it was terrific and since then I haven't missed one of his thrillers! There are few authors, who can take an ordinary person, and turn their world upside-down like Harlan Coben. He does just that in his latest thriller The Stranger. Adam Price is living the American dream in his wife's hometown of Cedarfield, NJ (While locales in Coben's books are typically real, Cedarfield is a fictional town!). . He...

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The Martian – Andy Weir

The Martian - Andy Weir - Book 27 of 2015 No 4 of Science Fiction Reading Challenge   One of my resolutions for 2015 was to read more science fiction. It is a genre that I have read and loved in the past  I have read the classics by authors like Frank Herbert, Arthur C Clarke and Robert Heinlein along with authors like David Brin and Orson Scott Card, but  through the years that amount of SciFi that I read dwindles down to almost nothing. I say almost because I have read several boos by John Scalzi. Anyway, back at...

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Brimstone – Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

Brimstone - Preston & Child - Pendergrast and D'Agosta chase down the Devil?   Preston & Child's FBI Agent Pendergrast investigates those curious cases, so when Brimstone opens with art critic Jeremy Grove found burnt to a crisp in a locked and barricaded room in the attic of his mansion in the Hamptons, you knew Pendergrast would be there soon. Grove is found burnt to death from the inside out, amid the smell of brimstone, and next to him is the devil's hoof print burnt into the floor! Soon the question arises: Had Grove really made a Faustian pack with the...