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Review: Bones to Ashes 1

Review: Bones to Ashes

Bones to Ashes by Kathy Reichs My rating: 2 of 5 stars I totally dig the TV show Bones. It’s smart, fun, has David Boreanaz (aka “Angel”) and let’s face it: Emily Deschanel is hot. As a result, I decided to try and read the books which (I was warned)...

Review: Atomic Lobster 1

Review: Atomic Lobster

Atomic Lobster by Tim Dorsey My rating: 3 of 5 stars Best. Driving. Audio. Books. Ever. (Especially of you live in Florida.) I got introduced to Tim Dorsey’s books because he did a book signing at my local small town book store in Florida. Having lived here over twenty years,...

Review: Atlas Shrugged 0

Review: Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand My rating: 5 of 5 stars Atlas, freaking, Shrugged. I wound up reading this book in via some strange circumstances. A popular video game called Bioshock had hit the market and a number of people were relating story elements from it to the book Atlas...

Review: Animal Farm 2

Review: Animal Farm

Animal Farm by George Orwell My rating: 4 of 5 stars I often wonder how I dodged the bullet of reading so many “classics” when I was in school. If I read this, I don’t remember doing so. Either way, reading it now (later in life) really reminds you that...

Review: Decoded 0

Review: Decoded

Decoded by Jay-Z My rating: 4 of 5 stars I keep reading reviews describing Jay Z’s Decoded as a scrapbook. To me, though, it reads more like a blog. Bloggers tell stories of their lives; they give interpretations of things around them; they post pictures to illustrate elements of their...

Review: Pirate Latitudes 1

Review: Pirate Latitudes

Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton My rating: 2 of 5 stars I love Michael Crichton books. I even like the bad ones. This book, though, was just watered down and read more like an outline for one of Michael’s lesser works. Published after his death, Pirate Latitudes was a “complete”...

Review: I Am America 1

Review: I Am America

I Am America by Stephen Colbert My rating: 4 of 5 stars I read some of this book and then I got smart and enjoyed it via audio book. Some written works become much more lively when the author (who is also a performer) shares his or her own words...

Review: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest 0

Review: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Following with my Star Wars analogy in from my last review (of The Girl Who Played with Fire) – this book is a “Return of the Jedi.” It’s a great book that, if I...

Review: The Girl Who Played with Fire 1

Review: The Girl Who Played with Fire

The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book is what we film geeks refer to as an “Empire Strikes Back.” It’s a sequel that is very much the superior piece in a trilogy that, no matter how good, couldn’t have existed...

Review: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 1

Review: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson My rating: 4 of 5 stars WARNING! This book starts out really slow. Seriously. I almost considered giving up but all the hype behind The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo kept me going. The beginning is a conversation, in detail, about...

Review: Swine Not? 1

Review: Swine Not?

Swine Not? by Jimmy Buffett My rating: 2 of 5 stars James Franco is one of my favorite human beings. What, you ask, does that have to do with this book? Allow me to explain… James Franco is an actor who has been public about not just being an actor....

Review: Tourist Season 1

Review: Tourist Season

Tourist Season by Carl Hiaasen My rating: 4 of 5 stars Growing up in South Florida, you realize that there are certain unwritten rules for living here. Some are obvious (“Thou shalt own at least one Jimmy Buffett album.”) Others are learned from experience (“Thou shalt add thirty minutes of...

Review: Wishful Drinking 1

Review: Wishful Drinking

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book fed my inner fanboy in a number of different ways. FIRST: I love classic Hollywood. Carrie Fisher’s tales of growing up in Tinseltown with her mother and her later exploits in the business make for engaging reading....

Review: And Another Thing… 1

Review: And Another Thing…

And Another Thing… by Eoin Colfer My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book is spectacularly average. So amazingly average, in fact, that I would be hard pressed to repeat back the plot to you if a gun were held to my head. It’s all a bit muddled and involves...