Books Reviews

What I’m Reading: The Hot Kid

From the Publisher: Carlos Webster was fifteen in the fall of 1921 the first time he came face-to-face with a nationally known criminal. A few weeks later, he killed his first man—a cattle thief who was rustling his dad’s stock. Now Carlos, called Carl, is the hot kid...

What I’m Reading: Amazonia

Amazonia is the second book I’ve read by James Rollins. The first one was Map of Bones. I had a lot of problems with this book. First, he used a tired convention — sending a quasi-military group into an unfriendly territory. More of the standard military...

What I’m Reading: Mr. Paradise

I always come back to Elmore Leonard. The one criticism could be that every book is pretty much the same. But what he does, he does so damned well. The dialogue has spawned a thousand impersonators (Quentin Tarantino seems to have gotten much of his snappy dialogue...

What I’m Reading: Bourne Identity

This is one of those books that I somehow missed years ago. I had it on my shelf but I never got around to reading it. Which is strange, because you could almost argue that it redefined the adventure genre. You probably know the story: man wakes up with no memory,...

What I’m Reading: His Majesty’s Dragon

Wow. I’m actually thinking of suing the writer of His Majesty’s Dragon. Why? Because I stayed up way too late, too nights in a row, which then meant I got sick. And really sick. Gargle with broken glass (because gargling with unbroken glass doesn’t...

What I’m Reading: Outrageous Fortune

Kari actually picked this book out for me at Bakka books because she thought it was something I would write. Now, I used to have a flare for the absurd. A world where Dentists were evil (okay, not that far fetched), Child Find dealt directly with the child slave trade...