Category Archive: Book Review

Book Review: The King in the Window by Adam Gopnik


>Great children’s book.  If you liked the “Harry Potter” franchise, “Alice in Wonderland” or “Peter Pan”, then Adam Gopnik’s book will delight you.  There are elements from each but it doesn’t read like… Continue reading

Book Review: The Book of Love by Kathleen McGowan


>Having never read the first book in the series, I was delighted to find I could follow the plot by references the characters made.  Seems a straightforward plot from the first book to… Continue reading

Book Review: Ghost Shadow by Heather Graham


>Everyone has a best friend, or someone they see, chat and pal around with every day.  In Heather Graham’s book, “Ghost Shadow”, her main characters best friend just happens to be a centuries-old… Continue reading

Book Review: Left for Dead by Kevin O’Brien


>In “Left for Dead”, Kevin O’Brien does an eerily accurate job describing worst-case retrograde amnesia.  His main character, Claire Shaw becomes aware of herself but not remembering anything in a Seattle hospital, the ensuing madness… Continue reading

Book review: A Wicked Snow by Gregg Olsen


>Gregg Olsen’s “A Wicked Snow” is a deceptively charming psychological thriller set in the west coast.  The Main character, Hannah Griffin, working for the police in LA, with her husband and daughter.  During… Continue reading

Book Review: Bits of You and Pieces of Me


>      “Bits of you & Pieces of Me” by Kimberly Kinrade, ebook.      Like an intimate conversation with an old friend. Part poetry, part confessional, part writers anthology, Kimberly Kinrade obviously pours… Continue reading

Book Review: A Hallucinogenic Tea, Laced with Controversy


> 5.0 out of 5 stars Not to be missed if you like Shamanism, January 27, 2009 By Brick ONeil “Writer” (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews This review is from: A Hallucinogenic Tea, Laced with Controversy: Ayahuasca… Continue reading

Book Review: Conspiracy in Kiev


>Conspiracy in Kiev by Noel Hynd Zondervan Press, Copyright 2008, Amazon Press e-pub, 400 pgs Normally, I don’t care for political mystery/thriller/whodunnits, but Noel Hynd weaves a tight tale that is irresistible, in… Continue reading

Life of singer Ethel Waters simmers in ‘Heat Wave’


> By DOUGLASS K. DANIEL, Associated Press – Tue Feb 1, 1:59 pm ET “Heat Wave: The Life and Career of Ethel Waters” (Harper, $26.99), by Donald Bogle: One of the most celebrated entertainers of mid-20th century America, Ethel… Continue reading

Book Review: Black America, Body Beautiful


 Black America, Body Beautiful: How the African American Image is Changing Fashion, Fitness, and Other Industries (Hardcover) “Black America, Body Beautiful: How the African American Image is Changing Fashion, Fitness, and Other Industries”,… Continue reading