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Archive for June, 2015

Whimper by Erin McFadden Review

This was one of those books that you want to read in one sitting. You know the kind, you are racing to the end to find out how it all works out.

While the plot was a bit predictable, I really enjoyed this book. I was rooting for Elliott and Zoe all the way. I would like to have heard more about Zoe’s house and gotten a bit more backstory though. There were some interesting and unexpected developments as they raced against the clock. I never once lost interest in this book and look forward to more from McFadden.

Four out of five stars.

Full disclaimer: I was given this as an ARC in exchange for my honest review.

Finders Keepers Review

As a Stephen King fan (or at least an early Stephen King fan), I had to grab his latest book and read it as soon as it came out.

Once again, though, King has disappointed me. While it was a good story, it just didn’t have the classic King horror that I love.

This was a continuation from Mr. Mercedes (which I think will be a trilogy). Bill Hodges, along with his sidekicks, Holly and Jerome, get tangled up with a young boy who has gotten in over his head. It was a well written story, but lacked some oomph.

If you are a King fan and have read Mr. Mercedes, you will probably want to read this like I did. But, otherwise, I would probably pass on it.

Three stars out of five.

Pyotr Ilyitch Book Review

This was quite an undertaking. I typically prefer 300 -350 page books and this weighed in at well over 600 pages. But it didn’t feel like it was dragging at any point of the book and I’m not sure how it could have been cut down.

It was a fictionalized story of the life of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. I love his music and thought I would enjoy this book. At first I was put off by the sex scenes of Pyotr, who is gay. However, I kept reading and found that these were not sensationalized, nor were they overblown. It truly was a story of Tchaikovsky and his life and troubles.

I enjoyed this book very much and have found myself thinking about him more and how well written the book was. I would recommend this and I would suggest that playing Tchaikovky’s music while reading made it even more enjoyable.

Four out of five stars.


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