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Where Mercy Is Shown, Mercy Is Given by Duane Dog Chapman
Where Mercy Is Shown, Mercy Is Given

Lisa Garrison, January 1, 2011

This book shows that even if you have done something bad, you can always come out shining! Redemption is the key of this book about Duane "Dog" Chapman. I have always been a fan and this book is excellent as it gives you an inside look into the Chapman's bounty hunting business and personal vendettas. I recommend this HIGHLY to all - fast read, it seems like Dog is actually talking to you! WHere mercy is shown, mercy is given!
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Probation by Tom Mendicino

Lisa Garrison, August 1, 2010

Andy has a problem. Or should I say, more than one. He was caught at a rest stop performing oral sex on another man. The judge handed down a sentence of counseling and of course, no more indiscretions. Andy, a traveling salesman, goes to a young priest for counseling sessions and is very incensed at the priest's handling of his problem. To add fuel to the fire, Andy is just getting through a divorce from the one woman he loved more than anything. The worst part? He is now living with his ailing mother. All this adds up to a very deep look at the embarrassments Andy has had to live with, all the while still seeking out men for quickies and a possible relationship. This book is very well written and easy to read - I read it in one night because I was so fascinated with Andy's story and how he handled what life threw him. Recommend highly to readers of gay literature. You won't be disappointed!
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Ghoul by Brian Keene

Lisa Garrison, January 28, 2007

The Horror Review comments, "Brian Keene is the next Stephen King!" Well, a lot of books lately have been saying something to that effect, so, with trepidation, I picked this book up. Nobody compares to Stephen King!
However, upon reading "Ghoul" in one sitting, I could understand why Cemetary Dance, The Celebrity Cafe and Publisher's Weekly also sang their praises. "Ghoul" reminds one of "The Body" from "Different Seasons". Three young boys are caught up in a fantastic web of horror about a monster in a cemetary,as well as deceit (in despicable ways) from their parents. Once the lead character, Timmy, proves to all there is a monster devouring dead bodies, he is struck with bereft feelings, both at the age of twelve and later in his life. His existence during what should be "the happiest years of his life" turns out to be a shocking visit to what children endure in this world of ours today. Recommend highly! I'm looking forward to reading Brian Keene's other novels!
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Dear MR Carson by Elizabeth Ridley

Lisa Garrison, September 19, 2006

I think Ms. Ridley was my next door neighbor and wrote about my life. I, too, was ostracized by my peers - not for being heavy, but for being "teacher's pet." My only haven was finding a way to somehow meet Barry Manilow. Somehow, his music made me feel not so badly during my angst-ridden teenage years. I shared a dysfunctional family right along with Wilma "Sunnie" Sundstrom. As I kept reading, Ms. Ridley brought so many memories of the 70s back to me...and I laughed - and I cried at one point. I finished this in one hour; I could not and would not put it down. It's a wonderful teenage read. Somehow, when one thinks that improving on his shortcomings will make his life easier, and acts on those feelings - life really does grant dreams and they will come true. I survived my family, believed in myself and ended up working for Mr. Manilow in 1987 during his book signing tour. It was only for one day, but I will never forget that day nor will I ever think that something is unattainable. "Sunnie" was true to herself, and in the end, she was victorious. That feeling can never be taken away - from anyone. Great read for young adults!
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