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About me: What do you want to know? I read alot! Fiction (Mainly main stream),mystery, dog stories ( If theres a dog in the mystery - winner winner chicken dinner. Unfortunately there are too many bad dog mysteries). Some non- fiction, but if it's a dog storie well then you know!
Reading Interests: See above! Everything or anything that catches my interest. Ficton, Non-fiction, mysteries, love stories ( not bodice rippers). If a book's cover catches my eye, and the blurb catches my interest, I'll go to the library and see if it's avaliable. Plus different people will recommend different things. Some are hits and some are totally wrong. My search for new and different things to read is a journey. Through 15 - 20 different Sunday book reviews, and different librarys and book clubs to find new and different opinions about books. And to I'll go to different author's web sites, to see what they have been reading.

poohbubba's Book Lists
International Mysteries (79 titles)
Mysteries from around the world. You'll note that there are some titles and authors that are missing ( Example Stig Larson & Alexander McCall Smith). There is a very good reson for that. I have tried to read thier stuff, and to be perfectly honest with you. I could not throw thier work ( if you want to call it that) far enough away!
Mysteries with a good twist (83 titles)
A wide selection of some really good mysteries around the world.
When insanity grabs you, and makes you do stupid things (58 titles)
June 1, 2010 Okay, I'll admit that I was not a great student when I was in high school. I was a horrible student, and I didn't read any of the books I should have. So now that I am 48, I have planned to read everything I should have read 30 years ago. Am I insane, lost my mind - YES! So I am going to read all of these within a year - seriously! May 10,2011 Just finished the last book. Will I ever do this again - NO! July 28th, 2011 Will be re-thinking this list some will be gone,and other's put on. will keep you posted! Here's what we're going to do. I found a web site for the 100 best reads of all time( a little pompus for my taste, but we're getting off the track here) & The 100 best characters in fiction since 1900. So I am going through both lists combine them and come out with a new list for a year of reading. So I'll keep you posted!
bubbab's book bag (324 titles)
A collection of books ( for those who are not stuck in one type of lit). No teenage vampire love here. If there is to be paranormal love ( and there is) is treated with an adult level.

poohbubba's Comments    
Cover ArtFirmin
by Savage, Sam
I found this book at the friends of the libray ( Central)bookshop.I fell in love with it on page one. I have also gave it to many friends, and not one of them were disappointed in it.   posted Mar 4, 2013 at 1:45PM

Cover ArtJar city : a Reykjavik thriller
by Arnaldur Indriðason, 1961-
How can a book based in ICELAND! Be called Swedish? Just asking.   posted Jul 27, 2012 at 11:13AM

Cover ArtDon’t let’s go to the dogs tonight : an African childhood
by Fuller, Alexandra
You should as read " Cocktails under the tree of forgiveness" continues her story.   posted Apr 24, 2012 at 4:15PM

Cover ArtBlood oath
by Farnsworth, Christopher
Took me about 4 hours to read it. Wished it could have lasted longer, great plot, great people in the book.   posted Apr 23, 2012 at 3:45PM

Cover ArtBronson [videorecording]
Let me start by saying. This movie lived up to the hype around it. It is not for the faint of heart. The action is brutal,the language is rough, and the realism is off the scale. A clockwork orange is a fairy tale in comparion.   posted Oct 14, 2011 at 11:48AM

Cover ArtChild 44 /
by Smith, Tom Rob.
In Stalin's ear Russia, people disappear all the time. They either move to the larger city to find work, or simple disappear ( One way goverment retirement plan). In this time people are being killed in the percullier way. It becomes obvious to one agent that there is a murder ( now we would him a serial killer) on the loose. Unfortunately in the utopia of Russia - there are no crimes of this degree.   posted Oct 6, 2011 at 3:19PM

Cover ArtThe coroner's lunch /
by Cotterill, Colin.
Set in 1970's Laos ( After the war)we are introduced to the country's Medical Examiner. There is just one small hitc - he doesn't want to the medical examiner, well atleast not under he present boss.   posted Oct 6, 2011 at 3:14PM

Cover ArtThe beekeeper's apprentice : or, on the segregation of the queen /
by King, Laurie R.
When you think Sherlock Holmes, you think of Dr. James Watson, his trusted sidekick. Well in this series we are introduced to a new, and would say better aide.   posted Sep 22, 2011 at 3:05PM

Cover ArtThe steam pig /
by McClure, James, 1939-2006.
I have to take my hat of to the author of this well written book. The way the murder weapon was thought up, is nothing short of brillant. He also showed a very real look at race relations, or lack there of in South Africa.   posted Sep 20, 2011 at 2:47PM

Cover ArtThe eye of jade : a novel /
by Liang, Diane Wei, 1966-
In the finest traditions of Maisie Dobbs (Jacquiline Winspear) Mma (precious)Ramotswe (Alexander McCall Smith) come the next in this line. Mei Wang work for China's version of the FBI, before being let go. So she decied to open her own consulting decetive office to earn a living.   posted Sep 20, 2011 at 2:44PM

Cover ArtSiren of the waters /
by Genelin, Michael.
A very tight little story. It reminded me while reading this of the old prime suspect series ( Dame Helen Mirren stared), where a women was placed in charge of a murder investigation. The twist is that it is set in Slovockia.   posted Sep 20, 2011 at 2:33PM

Cover ArtJar city : a Reykjavik thriller /
by Arnaldur Indriðason, 1961-
If their is a king of Scandinavian Mystery, it would be Arnaldur Indridason. The Inspector Erlendur is a wonderful character. He has as many flaws and short comings as snow in the winter, but these just add to the enjoyment of all the stories.   posted Sep 3, 2011 at 5:34PM

Cover ArtThe silence of the rain : a novel /
by Garcia-Roza, L. A.
This is greta example of being more twist and turns, than a big body count.   posted Sep 3, 2011 at 5:28PM

Cover ArtDeja dead /
by Reichs, Kathy.
If you ever get or have gotten tired of Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta. Here is the answer to that series. Luckily her stories are better written too - in my humble opinion.   posted Sep 3, 2011 at 5:23PM

Cover ArtThe gentle ax /
by Morris, Roger, 1960-
In the finest tradition of using a famous persons ( Thomas Wheeler - The Arcanum, Matthew Pearl - The Dante Club and Louis Bayard - The Pale Blue Eye). We have another entry. Mr. Morris borrows Dostoevsky's Decetive Poriry Petrovich from Crime and Punishment. I didn't know of Mr Petrovich before, but now I am glad I have met him in both books.   posted Sep 3, 2011 at 5:16PM

Cover ArtFaceless killers /
by Mankell, Henning, 1948-
Mr. Mankell is close to the abillity of his country man Arnaldur Indridason, but not quite in his league.   posted Sep 3, 2011 at 5:04PM

Cover ArtCritique of criminal reason /
by Gregorio, Michael.
Set in Napoleonic era. The main charater is the magistrate Hanno Stiffiis, who show the reader the under belly of his city.   posted Sep 3, 2011 at 5:01PM

Cover ArtCabal /
by Dibdin, Michael
What's the best way to break up a mass? Have a body fall from the dome.   posted Sep 3, 2011 at 4:51PM

Cover ArtIn Matto's realm /
by Glauser, Friedrich, 1896-1938.
What's the best way to write a mystery set in an mental asylum? Be a patient.   posted Sep 3, 2011 at 4:50PM

Cover ArtBlood on the saddle /
by Reig, Rafael.
How would you feel about solving your own nurder? A very droll and warped surrealism is the way.   posted Sep 3, 2011 at 4:47PM

Cover ArtThe daughters of Cain /
by Dexter, Colin.
Inspector Morse - do I need to say more!   posted Sep 3, 2011 at 4:43PM

Cover ArtThe moonstone /
by Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889
The plot is as tuaght as a hair trigger. The setting of a rural country house won me over to continue this story.   posted Sep 3, 2011 at 4:42PM

Cover ArtThe case of the missing servant : from the files of Vish Puri, India's "most pri
by Hall, Tarquin
In the finest traditions of the consulting detective, It is my honor and pleasure to introduce Vish Puri.   posted Sep 3, 2011 at 4:38PM

Cover ArtThree bags full : a sheep detective story /
by Swann, Leonie, 1975-
This is not your mother's mystery novel. First, the detective isn't even human. Second, it's a romp with humor, and caring for everyone.   posted Sep 3, 2011 at 4:36PM

Cover ArtA Salzburg comedy.
by Erich Kastner Set in Berlin   posted Sep 3, 2011 at 4:29PM

Cover ArtMaigret in Vichy.
By Georges Simenon Set France   posted Sep 3, 2011 at 4:27PM

Cover ArtThe scarlet letter
by Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864.
Everybody has a letter, some hide it away, some show it.   posted Aug 11, 2011 at 3:10PM

Cover ArtProdigal son : a novel
by Koontz, Dean R. 1945-
If you have either read Mary Shelly's book or seen any of the endless film versions of the story. You will know that the monster ( the doctor)and Adam, were to have died at the north pole. Well here is where it get's exciting. Mr Koontz has brought the idea into the 21st century. They are both alive, and wind up in New Orleans ( Pre-Katrina). Now the doctor is up to no good ( surprise surprise)and Adam is trying to adjust to being a guardian angel to a little boy. What really apealled to me was that Adam was treated like Mrs. Shelly's idea of him. He's smart, intellegent, not the mindless brute.   posted Jul 19, 2011 at 12:55PM

Cover ArtPay it forward : a novel
by Hyde, Catherine Ryan.
Simply put, someone does you a favor or good deed. You must find three other people and help them (within reason), then they have to find three people to help - so on and so forth.   posted Jul 19, 2011 at 12:45PM

Cover ArtThe house of gentle men
by Hepinstall, Kathy.
This a story a s old as time itself. A story of a (pardon my crudeness) cat house,but one like no other. In this house woman come for the comforting, and secerts to be shared. Unfortunately there are some secerts that can't be shared. Sins from the past will be revealed.   posted Jul 19, 2011 at 12:42PM

Cover ArtGood omens : the nice and accurate prophecies of Agnes Nutter, witch
by Gaiman, Neil.
" It's the end of the world as we know, and I feel fine!" This has everything you would want from the end of the world, and yes the four horse men make an appearance.   posted Jul 19, 2011 at 12:36PM

Cover ArtThe outlander : a novel
by Adamson, Gil, 1961-
When you are in a loveless marriage, and your only recourse is murder(personally I would not recommend it) your abusive husband.So you do what you have to do - You run!Unfortunately, your husband has two brother with a strong moral code to bring you back for a fair tail, follwed by a hanging. With only a horse and what you could gather up you take to the raod and prauy they don't catch you.   posted Jul 19, 2011 at 12:20PM

Cover ArtGap Creek : a novel
by Morgan, Robert, 1944-
In this story outs you in the mind of Job ( of the book of Job in the bible, where he is put under many trails. In this book the hero of this story is put under simular situations.   posted Jul 19, 2011 at 12:11PM

Cover ArtBangkok 8
by Burdett, John.
Las Vegas should give up the title of "Sin City", for bangkok has it all and more so. Let's say your'e a young devoted buddist,who is a police decetive, in the most corrupt place on earth. Where your police captian probably studied under Vito Carolone ( The Godfather),and your mother runs the best floor show in town. How do you keep your wits about you?.   posted Jun 30, 2011 at 1:16PM

Cover ArtThe Passage
by Cronin, Justin.
What's the best way to describe this book. Think of it as a three part (no pun intended)story of Stephen King's The Stand, Salem's lot and Cormac McCarthy's The Road. Now I will state for the record, that this book can get a little long winded ( dragging out story lines). Luckily if you wade through it you will find a first rate story.   posted Jun 30, 2011 at 1:04PM

Cover ArtCotton
by Wilson, Christopher P.
A very gentle read, that made me re-think what are the core ideas of being a human being. Born to a Africian-Americian mother and a Icelandic Sailor, cotton starts his life in percullier way. Where he winds up is a joyful trip.   posted Jun 30, 2011 at 12:57PM

Cover Art1984 : a novel
by Orwell, George, 1903-1950.
It's not paranoia, if you know, that thay know, that you know they are watching you! So says Big Brother Obama!   posted May 10, 2011 at 3:32PM

Cover ArtThe book of illusions : a novel
by Auster, Paul, 1947-
A college professor,while coping with the death of his wife & child.Is approached ( which is a nice way to put it)by a releative of a silent movie actor ( think fatty arbuckle, if you don't know him - google. Or think of chris farley but with about 10,000 times MORE TALENT.)to set the record straight, and to explain the reason for his disappearing.   posted May 10, 2011 at 3:21PM

Cover ArtAmerican gods : a novel
by Gaiman, Neil.
How far would you go,to pull the wool over somebody's eyes. Or try to con a person, that the world is ending.   posted Apr 23, 2011 at 4:23PM

Cover ArtFahrenheit 451 : the temperature at which book paper catches fire, and burns ...
by Bradbury, Ray, 1920-
Censoeship is at the root of this book. Books are burned for the goverment says so. Like the one we have now!   posted Apr 23, 2011 at 4:09PM

Cover ArtMASH.
You know the television show. Well if you haven't seen the movie or read the book. FOR SHAME UPON THEE!There is also a series of books with the same characters. Unfortunately the library system does not have any of them. I highly recommend that you search them out.   posted Apr 23, 2011 at 4:07PM

Cover ArtKings of Colorado
by Hilton, David E.
Sent away for stabbing his abushive father.( which really wasn't a crime in my opinion)The young man is sent away to Colorado to serve his time. I will tell you truthfully it plays out like any jail or prison in any state. There are a power system for the inmates, abusive guards ( who can and will abuse a young person). The meat of the story is what you will do to get through.   posted Apr 4, 2011 at 12:42PM

Cover ArtWhiter than snow
by Dallas, Sandra.
" I took my love, and I took down. I climbed a mountian, and I turned around. And if see my reflection in a snow coverd hill. Well the landslide brought me down." Now your probably wondering what this song and this book have in common? Love,compassion and understanding,binding and forgiving of old hurts, and oh yeah a massive landslide.   posted Apr 4, 2011 at 12:32PM

Cover ArtPuppy chow is better than Prozac : the true story of a man and the dog who saved
by Goldstein, Bruce, 1969-
  posted Mar 15, 2011 at 4:52PM

Cover ArtThe little giant of Aberdeen County : a novel
by Baker, Tiffany.
The best way to explain this book is to say, it's beauty and the beast - not the way you would think of it.   posted Mar 9, 2011 at 11:58AM

Cover ArtChild 44
by Smith, Tom Rob.
When is a crime not a crime?!Not when you have a serial killer in in Stallin's utopia of Russia. People simply diappear, not killed in such a fashion.   posted Mar 8, 2011 at 12:13PM

Cover ArtThe girl who chased the moon
by Allen, Sarah Addison.
Love exciting and new. Unless your the daughter of the town's target of hate. 20 some odd years ago, the heroine's exposed a dirty little secert about the town's premire residents. In this story nobody wants or is willing to tell her what exactly is the serect, and why she is being held accountable for it.   posted Mar 8, 2011 at 12:03PM

Cover ArtIncendiary
by Cleave, Chris.
Grief takes many form, and how people deal with grief has many forms. I don't think writing letters to Osama bin Luaden would be my first choice, but it is what the main character of this novel does to find the reason for the killing of her husband and small child.   posted Mar 8, 2011 at 12:01PM

Cover ArtLittle Bee
by Cleave, Chris.
How do describe the following? Love,desire to live, loss,coping and sacrifice? Read this wonderful work of love and find your own answers!   posted Mar 8, 2011 at 11:58AM

Cover ArtThe sweetness at the bottom of the pie
by Bradley, C. Alan, 1938-
An English Nancy Drew, who as smart or smarter than the police around her.   posted Nov 11, 2010 at 3:08PM

Cover ArtThe pale blue eye : a novel
by Bayard, Louis.
A young E.A Poe is a cadet at West point, when he pulls himself into a murder mystery.   posted Nov 11, 2010 at 3:06PM

Cover ArtThe book of illusions : a novel
by Auster, Paul, 1947-
The main character in this story is hired ( if you want to call it that)to write the story of a fallen silent movie actor ( Think Fatty arbuckle - if you don't know who this is google him. Or think chris farley with 10,000 times more talent) so he can have his say in the manor of his apperent diappearance.   posted Nov 11, 2010 at 3:05PM

Cover ArtJar city : a Reykjavik thriller
by Arnaldur Indriðason, 1961-
The first book in a series that is set in Iceland. The stories are well crafted, the characters have thier own stories inside the main story. Well worth your time.   posted Nov 11, 2010 at 2:59PM

Cover ArtThe Maltese falcon
by Hammett, Dashiell, 1894-1961.
Everybody has either heard about or seen the movie. The book is better than the movie. It goes into deeper details about the case.   posted Oct 22, 2010 at 2:01PM

Cover ArtMaus : a survivor's tale, I : my father bleeds history
by Spiegelman, Art.
I know your asking yourself " Why is this set of books on this list?". Two reasons. first the writing is wonderful, also the artwork is masterful. Second with the current admin, and the last one. We as a people need to be on guard!   posted Oct 19, 2010 at 2:07PM

Cover ArtDead until dark
by Harris, Charlaine
This the first in a wonderful series. Imagine Stephine Plum ( Janet Evanovich series) was to be born and raised in Louisana, become a waitress, and hook up with a vampire. With the very same results.I find that I have re-read the whole series again. I come to one conculsion. This " Twilight" for adults. Now let me make one disclaimer - THIS IS NOT, LET ME REPEAT MYSELF. THIS NOT TRUE BLOOD! THE ONLY THING TRUE BLOOD AND THIS SERIES HAS IN COMMON IS THE CHARACTERS NAMES, PLOT IDEAS (which they have mangled) AND SOME LOCATIONS.   posted Sep 14, 2010 at 2:42PM

Cover ArtThe scarlet letter : a romance
by Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864.
Although it set in puritian times. The message is still as strong as it is today, we all have a letter to our breast. Some our public, and some are well hidden except to the wearer.   posted Sep 13, 2010 at 2:03PM

Cover ArtLying awake
by Salzman, Mark.
Okay let's say you have a gift, a gift the you attribute to god. Yet the real source is a brain tumor that is killing you. What do you do!   posted Feb 24, 2010 at 1:49PM

Cover ArtThe confessions of Max Tivoli
by Greer, Andrew Sean.
I am trying to think of a way to explain to you why you should read this book without giving anything away of the storie. Imagine being born an OLD person,with all the abilities of an old person. Now as you age, you become younger. Until the point where your an child in your later days.   posted Feb 24, 2010 at 1:43PM

Cover ArtElla Minnow Pea : a progressively lipogrammatic epistolary fable
by Dunn, Mark, 1956-
When you loose the ability to use certian letters from the alphabet, it becomes harder & harer to make sense of what is beig writte. So ou have the plo o his sor.   posted Feb 24, 2010 at 1:37PM

Cover ArtThe man in the iron mask
by Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870.
The musketeers return to save an innocient, and punish evil!   posted Feb 12, 2010 at 2:34PM

Cover ArtCyrano de Bergerac : a heroic comedy in five acts
by Rostand, Edmond, 1868-1918.
Beauty and the best has nothing on this story of un-requited love is brillant!   posted Jan 26, 2010 at 3:09PM

Cover ArtThe three musketeers / Alexandre Dumas ; revised and updated translation by Elea
by Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870.
Just a rippin good time. Fighting for the noblest of causes is greatly noble!   posted Jan 26, 2010 at 3:07PM

Cover ArtThe red badge of courage
by Crane, Stephen, 1871-1900.
War is hell. Although war is war and hell is hell. Of the two I choose war.   posted Jan 26, 2010 at 3:04PM

Cover ArtWuthering heights
by Bronte, Emily, 1818-1848.
Can you say compulsive, co-dependent and nuts!   posted Jan 26, 2010 at 3:03PM

Cover ArtThe old man and the sea
by Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961.
It's a lot easier to read this, than trying to read Moby Dick. Same conflict of surving the stuggle of life.   posted Jan 26, 2010 at 11:16AM

Cover ArtThe Wizard of Oz
by Baum, L. Frank 1856-1919.
I have lived in Kansas, I now know why dorothy wanted out so badly!   posted Jan 8, 2010 at 2:17PM

Cover ArtThe picture of Dorian Gray
by Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900.
Not all your sins will be shown, just those you want to be seen!   posted Dec 31, 2009 at 2:34PM

Cover ArtMrs. Dalloway
by Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941.
How to throw a great party is explained and acted upon!   posted Dec 31, 2009 at 2:33PM

Cover Art20,000 leagues under the sea
by Verne, Jules, 1828-1905.
In the new genre of steamer punk, this is without a doubt the grand-daddy of them all!   posted Dec 31, 2009 at 2:31PM

Cover ArtAnimal farm
by Orwell, George, 1903-1950.
When the inmates take over the prison. Does absolute power corrupts absolutley. Ask the pig!   posted Dec 22, 2009 at 2:04PM

Cover ArtKim
by Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936.
The game is being played to this day. Different players and a different time. But still the game goes on and on.....................   posted Dec 22, 2009 at 2:02PM

Cover ArtMadame Bovary
by Flaubert, Gustave, 1821-1880.
Always be careful of what you really want - you may get it.   posted Dec 22, 2009 at 1:58PM

Cover ArtThe Maltese falcon
by Hammett, Dashiell, 1894-1961.
Everybody has heard of the movie, but you haven't read the book - your missing a lot. Great story, with sub-plots on top of even deeper sub-plots.   posted Dec 22, 2009 at 1:53PM

Cover ArtThe princess bride : S. Morgenstern's classic tale of true love and high adventu
by Goldman, William, 1931-
This is the embodiment of Saturday afternoon swashbuckling heroes, you rescue the fair maiden.   posted Dec 22, 2009 at 1:51PM

Cover ArtAmerican gods : a novel
by Gaiman, Neil.
The easiest way to spread a lie, is to make one up, and have somebody tell it to another. Soon you can convince the world of this lie. Don't believe me - ask G.W Bush!   posted Dec 22, 2009 at 1:49PM

Cover ArtJane Eyre
by Bronte, Charlotte, 1816-1855.
Jane should have gone with the missionarys.   posted Dec 22, 2009 at 1:46PM

Cover ArtPride and prejudice
by Austen, Jane, 1775-1817.
Elizabeth's Pride of her family and Mr.Darcy's Prejudice of Elizabeth's family is the basis of this wonderful love story. As soon as they see each other they are in love. Unfortunately that's were the problem begins. They are both stubborn as mules ( may I even say Pig head?) knowing that they are right and the other should bend to thier will.   posted Dec 22, 2009 at 1:45PM

Cover ArtThe Count of Monte Cristo
by Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870.
I went into this, with one expection. That it would be as good as the last film adaptation. I am here to say that the book has exceeded my hopes. It reads like the roller coaster that is Edmond's life.   posted Dec 22, 2009 at 1:40PM

Cover ArtSummerland
by Chabon, Michael.
Baseball anyone?   posted Dec 15, 2009 at 2:23PM

Cover ArtAmazing Gracie : a dog's tale
by Dye, Dan.
Do you know from the start of a love affair, that the other would love you un-conditionally. That the love would be a ( get ready because it's a doozie) half blind,albino and deaf great dane all roll into a bundle of love. I will admit that I am a great lover of dogs of all kinds. This story had and has broken my heart. It's funny, touching, and a great testament to the human and canine spirt!   posted Dec 15, 2009 at 2:22PM

Cover ArtMistress of the art of death
by Franklin, Ariana.
CSI in the middle-ages.   posted Dec 15, 2009 at 2:14PM

Cover ArtBangkok 8
by Burdett, John.
When you ask the normal person, " When your here - Bangkok. What is the first thing that come to mind?" Excactly, and there is that, but in this story it's only a small portion of it. A very tuaght mystery and some really great back points. Case in point. A very devout , who is a police officer,(non-corrupt)who boss is something straight out of Vito Carlonne, and mother runs a house of pleasure- so you can see his problems.   posted Dec 15, 2009 at 2:10PM

Cover ArtBatman : the killing joke
by Moore, Alan, 1953-
Like the song says " She said the joke was on me & I say the joke is on her." Graphic novels are the new means to tell a story. Allen Moore & Art Spiegllman are the true masters of this art form.   posted Nov 29, 2009 at 4:41PM

Cover ArtThe gunslinger
by King, Stephen, 1947-
This generation's LOR series. Just as big of scope, just more action!   posted Nov 29, 2009 at 4:37PM

Cover ArtLord of the flies; a novel.
by Golding, William, 1911-1993.
The ultimate when you let people get back to their true nature!   posted Nov 29, 2009 at 4:35PM

Cover ArtFahrenheit 451
by Bradbury, Ray, 1920-
The last 3 Republician admins, and the current one, makes this book that more important!   posted Nov 29, 2009 at 4:30PM

Cover ArtPeter Pan
by Barrie, J. M. 1860-1937.
Sometimes you have to believe in things you can't see. Stay young forever.   posted Nov 29, 2009 at 4:29PM

Cover ArtThe hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy
by Adams, Douglas, 1952-2001.
The reason this is on the list is really simple. It has all the points of a great novel - chase,love rejected,humor, friendships and a great sense of not taking itself serious.   posted Nov 29, 2009 at 4:28PM

Cover ArtThe sweetness at the bottom of the pie
by Bradley, C. Alan, 1938-
If you do not read another mystery this year, you will want to read this one. The young miss slueth has all the wit and charm of Stephine Plum, the smarts of Sherlock holmes, and tenacisty of a bull dog on a bone.   posted Nov 4, 2009 at 12:08PM

Cover ArtCity of thieves : a novel
by Benioff, David.
Set at siege of Saint Peter ( or Liengrand if you perfer)two young men are sent out for an impossible task. Get a dozen eggs for a high ranking officer's child's weeding cake. It is a wonderful read for the adventures, and people they meet on the journey.   posted Oct 25, 2009 at 4:44PM

Cover ArtSandman Slim
by Kadrey, Richard.
What's the first thing you want to do, after spending 11 years in hell. Fighting in a arenea for high and low level fallen angels. That's right, you want some revenge on those who sent you there! So begins a very wonderfully constructed story that will hold your interest, and sometimes makes you makes you wonder~!   posted Oct 17, 2009 at 3:42PM

Cover ArtDifferent seasons
by King, Stephen, 1947-
I will be the first person to tell you in all honesty. I DO NOT LIKE STEPHEN KING's works of horror or the super natural ( It, The Stand,) it is complete and utterly boring to read. But the first story in theis book made change my tune. "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption" made me a fan of his works.   posted Oct 3, 2009 at 4:55PM

Cover ArtThe art of racing in the rain : a novel
by Stein, Garth.
"Outside of a dog,a book is man's best friend> Inside is too dark to read" G. Marxs. This is never so true as the story Enzo & his owner. A truly heart-felt story of lost,love and coming to terms with your own humanity ( 2 & 4 legged).   posted Sep 26, 2009 at 3:45PM

Cover ArtTell me where it hurts : a day of humor, healing, and hope in my life as an anim
by Trout, Nick.
Okay I'll admit I am a sucker for a good animal story. Dogs, horses, rats and every once in a while cats!   posted Sep 11, 2009 at 1:29PM

Cover ArtA beautiful blue death
by Finch, Charles
A combination of Sherlock Holmes, Jeeves and Nick & Nora Charles all rolled into a very tight mystery! From the start I thought I knew who did the deed. Sadly I was proved wrong - but the journey was well worth the time that I had in this story!   posted Sep 11, 2009 at 1:25PM

Cover ArtOne for the money
by Evanovich, Janet.
Stephine Plum is a little slice of what is good in this world. If you think you are having a bad day - It's nothing compared to her normal work day! The qoute I like the most to describe her is " If Lucy Ricardo & Elliot Ness had a child, it would be Stephine Plum!   posted Sep 11, 2009 at 1:24PM

Cover ArtThe gargoyle
by Davidson, Andrew.
What is the price for redemption!? A actor ( well that's a loose term for what he does, he's an adult film actor) who is driving and drinking. Winds up in a wreck, and having booze spill all over himself. Then a spark ignites the fuel and booze; burning him to a crisp. While he's in the hospital, he meets his salvation. A beautiful woman who carves groutces.   posted Sep 11, 2009 at 1:18PM

Cover ArtThe hours
by Cunningham, Michael, 1952-
A story worthy of Mrs. Dalloway, and it even has Virgina Woolfe as one of the three main characters. The other try to live thier lives through Mrs. Dalloway.   posted Sep 11, 2009 at 1:17PM

Cover ArtThe officers' ward
by Dugain, Marc.
Set in France in the very first days of WWI, a young enginener is set out to survey a site for a new bridge. Unfortunately war being a non-disgrett creature cuases the young man to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. He is sent to a ward, were he is housed with other officers & enlisted men of the war to live for the rest of thier lives. It's a story of come to terms with the damage, and how to make amends with it.   posted Sep 11, 2009 at 1:15PM

Cover ArtThe smoke
by Broadbent, Tony.
Set in post WWII london, a retired(somewhat) cat-burgler is being pressed into work by undesirables to work for them. Think to catch a thief, but without Grace Kelly ( unfortunately)   posted Sep 11, 2009 at 1:09PM

Cover ArtAgnes & the hitman
by Crusie, Jennifer.
Think Paula Dean meets lone wolf and cub, with a little stephine plum for luaghs   posted Sep 11, 2009 at 1:05PM

Cover ArtThe final solution : a story of detection
by Chabon, Michael.
A very nice look at an elderly Sherlock Holmes who maybe infirmed, but his mind is still sharp as Damascus steel.   posted Sep 11, 2009 at 1:03PM

Cover ArtJar city : a Reykjavik thriller
by Arnaldur Indriðason, 1961-
How far are you willing to go right a wrong? To seek out a wrong to set it right. This the premise ( Sorry if spelled the word wrong)of this very tight story that slowly revels itself through the investigation.   posted Sep 11, 2009 at 12:58PM

Cover ArtPride and prejudice and zombies : the classic Regency romance-- now with ultravi
by Grahame-Smith, Seth.
I will be the first to admit, that there would be no way I would ever read pride & prejudice. Until I read this book!   posted Sep 10, 2009 at 1:40PM

Cover ArtThe Eyre affair : a novel
by Fforde, Jasper.
If you ever read Jane Eyre in school - here is your revenge! This book has a little bit of everything. Little bit science fiction ( a device is created to be able to go into books, and beome involved in the story), little bit of mystery( there is criminal on the loose that needs to be cuaght), and a WHOLE Lot of humor that will keep you laughing till the last page.   posted Sep 10, 2009 at 1:38PM

Cover ArtPawn of prophecy
by Eddings, David.
Your wondering why this book made the list, and not other better known books. That's simple - It's a simple sword and magic story - withouyou really noticing the magic going on!~   posted Sep 10, 2009 at 1:37PM

Cover ArtThe coroner's lunch
by Cotterill, Colin.
I had heard snippets about this book from different people ( some who I hold very dear to me and others not so much),so when I was at my local bookstore(not a chain store who would sell you and thing they want to push off on you) and asked the clerk - who's opinion I value like gold. " We sell this book with a 100% refund if you don't like it". I have since bought 20 more copies to send and spread the word on this author!   posted Sep 10, 2009 at 1:33PM

Cover ArtThe pale blue eye : a novel
by Bayard, Louis.
I was going through a phase of reading E.A Poe's material, when a friend suggested this book to me. I' m glad he did.   posted Sep 10, 2009 at 1:28PM

Cover ArtPeter and the Starcatchers
by Barry, Dave.
I have a friend who is ga-ga over tinkerbell. So I thought why give this book a shot.It gives a very pluasable explaination to how peter and the lost boys and everybody else got on the island. got on the island.I was pleasently pleased with the story and so would Mr. Berrie!   posted Sep 10, 2009 at 1:26PM

Cover ArtAnother fine myth
by Asprin, Robert.
What drew me to this book and the whole series is the openning qoutes from different famous(real & fictional characters).   posted Sep 10, 2009 at 1:24PM


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