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The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Angel's Game

lupoman, April 30, 2009

I received and read an advance copy of this novel.
I know mere words cannot begin to express what I felt while reading this novel, but here it goes:
Have you ever begun to read a book and after a few pages realized that what is in your hands is a work of genius, a masterpiece, or something truly great? That is what I felt reading this story; it captivated me until the very last page.
It was actually speaking to me, and I never experienced anything like that before. I hear the book again, can you hear it? It's calling me back to read it a second time. I must go now.
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The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Angel's Game

lupoman, April 30, 2009

I received and read an advance copy of this novel.
I know mere words cannot begin to express what I felt while reading this novel, but here it goes:
Have you ever begun to read a book and after a few pages realized that what is in your hands is a work of genius, a masterpiece, or something truly great? That is what I felt reading this story; it captivated me until the very last page.
It was actually speaking to me, and I never experirnced anything like that before. I hear the book again, can you hear it? It's calling me back to read it a second time. I must go now.
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(6 of 11 readers found this comment helpful)



Afraid by Jack Kilborn
Afraid

lupoman, March 23, 2009

I received an advanced copy of this book from the author; what I agreed to do in return was to read the book, then write at least 75 words in a review and post it on at least 2 websites. So here it goes:
This book is phenomenal; scary just isn't a strong enough word to describe this story; it's more like terrifying. It was an adrenaline rush for me right from page one, and the storyline grabbed me by my throat and would not let go until the very end. It's definitely a page-turner, and because I read most of it late at night, I lost many hours of sleep staying up way past my bedtime; I couldn't put the book down.
When it comes to terror, three authors come to mind: Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Jack Kilborn. You say you never heard of Jack Kilborn? You will my friend, you will. 5 stars
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American Rust by Philipp Meyer
American Rust

lupoman, March 15, 2009

When I received an advanced copy of this novel, a note from Cindy Spiegel, the publisher, was included, and she compares this author to John Steinbeck.
After reading this page-turner, I was pleasantly surprised that I couldn't put this book down and each character was named as the title of each chapter, alternating until the fast-paced end. The novel is well written, and for a first book of the author, it has Pulitzer Prize written all over it.
The next John Steinbeck? Read this book and you be the judge. 5 stars
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Q & A by Vikas Swarup
Q & A

lupoman, February 9, 2009

This book was a fast and very enjoyable read. The movie "Slumdog Millionaire" is loosely based on the book, and both movie and book are written well, although the two stories are very different. I liked the ending to the book much better, and the movie has won many awards so far, including the Golden Globe Best Picture. A must read for 2009, you'll thank me later. 5 stars
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