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Gun Shy

Rehder, Ben
Country music star Mitch Campbell (and National Weapons Alliance spokesperson) kills a day laborer by mistake while in a drunken haze.

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2/2013

Starship: Mutiny

Resnick, Mike
Space opera. Wilson Cole joins the crew of the starship Theodore Roosevelt guarding a back-water, as it were, area of the Rim. Moves right along, dialogue seems oddly anachronistic, and the sexual references seem out of place, to me.

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3/2006

Starship: Pirate

Resnick, Mike
I really really hate it when I finish a book and find a bunch of appendices at the end. Am I suppose to look through the book and discover this stuff on my own, and take a chance on reading the ending? Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was a way to let the reader know what the different parts of the book were...

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3/2007

Starship: Rebel

Resnick, Mike
In Book Four there is lots of space fighting as Cole's armada grows. A bit of cussing. The "About The Author" section seems to go on and on with all the author's many accomplishments and awards. Perhaps I'm jealous, but I think the extensive list would be more appropriate in an encyclopedia article rather than four pages in the appendix of a novel.

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6/2009

The Prefect

Reynolds, Alistair
I guess this is #1 of the Prefect Dreyfus Emergency series. It is pretty good. I like how the author used the word "conjour".

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'...But the rules say you can't have quickmatter anywhere near a polling core.'
'I like rules,' Thalia said. 'Rules are good.'
'Let's unwrap the baby.' -- page 319

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12/2018

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Foxfire 10

Reynolds, Geroge P., ed.
Of particular interest was the reminiscing about the Tallulah Falls Railway. There is a nice diagram and article about trestle construction. Also an article mentioning how a Model T Ford shifts, quite different from cars nowadays. People sure were poor back in the Depression. But then, they didn't have television, so they didn't know what they were missing.

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4/2008

Ninth Ward

Rhodes, Jewell Parker
I can't say I believe in ghosts, but Lanesha sees them, and they help her when Hurricane Katrina devastates New Orleans. Good little story.

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12/2013

The Baked Bean Supper Murders

Rich, Virginia
Mrs. Potter tries to figure out who is killing everybody in her neck of the Maine woods. Lots of delicious sounding recipes.

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7/1999

After hamelin

Richardson, Bill
Penelope wakes up deaf on the morning of her elevening, and thus is the only child left behind when the Pied Piper pipes his flute. It becomes her mission to rescue the town's children, and subdue the piper. Very good!

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5/2010

Zen And Now -- On the trail of Robert Pirsig and the Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance

Richardson, Mark
I've read, as Pirsig is quoted, "ZMM", two or three times. I read "Lila", too, but both were so long along they are not in this database. I didn't understand a lot of it, and surely misunderstood a great deal, too, but it affected me greatly. This is a GREAT travelogue, and I highly recommend it.

One thing, for some reason I got it in my head that Pirsig rode a Norton. Today I Learned that his bike was a Honda 305 Superhawk. The first motorcycle I ever rode was a Honda 305 Scrambler, so there is a point of congruity for ya! A quick search on Amazon Look Inside finds no trace of the word "Norton", so who knows where I got that from!

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7/2011

The Light In The Forest

Richter, Conrad
White boy kidnapped and living with Indians is returned to "civilization", doesn't care for it. Nicely illustrated by Warren Chappell.

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6/2012

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

Riggs, Ransom
Jacob goes to Wales to visit the island his grandfather grew up on. Illustrated with old photos. Nicely done!

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2/2012

Citadel

Ringo, John
Volume two of the series following Live Free Or Die. Could barely put it down to go to work!

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2/2012

Live Free Or Die

Ringo, John
Alien leave an interstellar gate near Earth. Bad aliens come to take over. Crusty Vermonters fight back. Got a good talk-up on this from Mr. E. at work, so even though passing on a a previous title by Ringo, I gave it a shot. I like it very much, and will read the rest of the series. I just wish we could have a "liberal" hero in a war book!

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2/2012

The Hot Gate

Ringo, John
Book three of the series, after Life Free Or Die and Citadel. Best of the three, I think, but I really enjoyed all three.

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2/2012

The Last Centurion

Ringo, John
Well, THAT was interesting! Ringo's protagonist, "Bandit Six", is not shy about sharing his opinions. Good story. Is there a sequel? How did he meet his wife? This book got a lot of one star reviews on Good Reads...

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4/2012

Sister Time

Ringo, John, and Julie Cochrane
I don't know why I picked up this book, maybe it was the big-boobed blonde on the cover. I struggle through the first chapter, and gave up. Not interesting to me, too much blah blah blah. Pretty much the same experience I had with Pride And Prejudice, but I struggle through it because it is a classic. This ain't no Jane Austen. I'm not putting forth the effort. Gave up reading 12/2008

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No date

The Lighting Thief

Riordan, Rick
A teen finds out he is the half-blood son of a Olympic god. I don't much care for mythology, but this was pretty good stuff.

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12/2007

The Sea Of Monsters

Riordan, Rick
Percy heads off on another quest in this, the second book of the series.

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12/2007

The Titan's Curse

Riordan, Rick
In book three of the series Percy battles it out on Mt. Tam.

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12/2007
20 books displayed
[Abadzis- Alcott] [Alcott- Anderson] [Andreae- Atkinson] [Atkinson- Ballard] [Balliett- Barnard] [Barnard- Barnhill] [Barr- Barr] [Barrows- Bear] [Bear- Beaton] [Beaton- Beattie] [Beattie, editor- Black] [Black- Block] [Block- Borchert] [Bosch- Brennert] [Brillant- Bryson] [Bryson- Bujold] [Bujold- Card] [Card- Card] [Card- Chabon] [Chabon- Clancy] [Clancy- Coakley] [Coben- Cole] [Cole- Collins] [Collins- Connelly] [Connelly- Cook] [Cook- Cornwell] [Cornwell- Crais] [Crais- Crumley] [Crumley- Cussler] [Cussler- David] [Davidson- Dickinson] [Dickinson- Dorsey] [Dorsey- Duane] [Duble- Elkins] [Elkins- Evanovich] [Evanovich- Fairstein] [Fairstein- Ferris] [Ferris- Flanagan] [Flanagan- Ford] [Forester- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Gaiman] [Gaiman- Gash] [Gash- Goldberg] [Goldberg- Grafton] [Grafton- Gratz] [Graves- Grennan] [Griffin- Grisham] [Grisham- Haldeman] [Haldeman- Hall] [Hallinan- Harte] [Hartwell- Heinlein] [Heinlein- Heller] [Heller- Hepler] [Herbert- Hess] [Hess- Hiaasen] [Hiaasen- Hobb] [Hobb- Horowitz] [Horowitz- Ibbotson] [Ibbotson- Johansen] [John, and Travis S. Taylor- Kaminsky] [Kaminsky- Kellog] [Kellog- King] [King- Klise] [Klise- Kurland] [Kurson- Lasky] [latham- Lee] [Lefcourt- Lescroart] [Lescroart- Little] [Lobel- Lu] [Lubar- Macleod] [MacPherson- Marcinko] [Marcinko- Mass] [Mass- McBain] [McBain- McCrumb] [McCrumb- McNally] [McSwigan- Miles] [Millard- Moore] [Moore- Muller] [Mulligan- Nimmo] [Nimmo- O'Brian] [O'Brian- O'Brien] [O'Brien- Palacio] [Paolini- Park] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Paulsen] [Paulsen- Peck] [Peck- Pfeffer] [Pfeffer- Powell] [Powell- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pronzini] [Pronzini- Pynchon] [Queenan- Rehder] [Rehder- Riordan] [Roach- Rose] [Rose- Russell] [Russell- Savin] [Sawyer- Schmidt] [Schmidt- Scottoline] [Scottoline- Shaffer] [Shames- Sijie] [Silverberg- Smith] [Smith- Spinelli] [Spinelli- Steinhauer] [Stephens- Stross] [Stross- Sweeney] [Tapply- Thompson] [Thorp- Turtledove] [Turtledove- Van Draanen] [Van Draanen- Voltaire] [Waldman- Wells] [Wells- Westlake] [Westlake- Wilks] [Williams-Garcia- Woodruff] [Woods- Zusak] 

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