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The Stolen Ones by Richard Montanari
The Stolen Ones

Clark, March 27, 2014

This book was excellent. The Stolen Ones is so dark and dreary with numerous twists and turns that you won't see coming. Richard Montanari reminds me of Thomas Harris(Red Dragon, The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal). For those of you familiar with those works, you really should do yourself a favor and read this book. Richard Montanari is a real literary talent. I promise you will enjoy it.
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Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

Clark, March 8, 2013

I am surprised at how little I really knew about President Jefferson before reading this book. It is clear that Mr. Meacham did an extraordinary amount of research for this book. The book seemed to flow fairly well with the occasional tedious/boring parts. I think that is a given though when reading biographies and about history. I think that Mr. Meacham writes very well overall. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in American history, politics, and biographies. President Jefferson "came to life" for me and that is all I can ask for when reading a biography. Overall, a great book about a great president. It is a must-read.
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The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling
The Casual Vacancy

Clark, October 22, 2012

I have to admit that I was skeptical about this book. I wasn't sure that J.K. Rowling could write a story for adults that would be worth reading. I am glad to say that I was wrong. It is a powerful story that will stay with you long after you read it. It is obvious that J.K. Rowling really knew what she was writing about.

It is not a book for children and it was never marketed for children. It is for adults. Don't bother reading if you expect this book to be similar to the Harry Potter series. Do read this book if you enjoy reading works from authors who are truly talented and on top of their game. I cannot recommend this book enough.
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Clark, June 13, 2012

I find it hard to believe that this book is 566 pages. It felt like 100 pages. I haven't read a book this fast in a long time. Scott Sigler really paces his story well. He doesn't give it all away up front. Sigler practically keeps the reader turning the pages even though something scary, suspenseful and/or gory awaits. Many times I found myself thinking that "no, Sigler won't do that or go there" but yes, he does. He really doesn't hold anything back and I really appreciate that. Scott Sigler is an awesome writer and Nocturnal is proof of that greatness. Can you really go wrong with a character named Pookie? I didn't think so.
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I Didn't Mean to Be Kevin
I Didn't Mean to Be Kevin

Clark, May 6, 2012

The book far exceeded my expectations. I only say that because Caleb Ross is a relatively new author with only a few titles to his name. I had the assumption that this book would be average at best. Let me tell you how wrong I was to assume that. This book was excellent. I found myself fully engrossed in the story. Caleb Ross packs a lot into these 200 pages.

Overall, I was completely impressed with this book. Caleb Ross has a lot of talent for writing. I can't wait to read more of his work. 5 stars for "I Didn't Mean To Be Kevin."
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