Mansfield, Texas, United States | Member Since 2002
I look forward to each new installment of the Harry Bosch books, and I am almost never disappointed with the results. They are great mysteries with real life type characters, problems, and solutions. I don't think a series of mystery books gets better than those about Harry Bosch.
I have read this book. I have listened to the audio book 4 or 5 times. This travel narrative of a canoe trip down the Brazos River in the 1950's is so many things it is difficult to describe. It is an entertaining story of a man and a dash hound puppy on a canoe trip. It is a story of the history of the last century in this part of Texas with all of the bad and some of the good included. It is the story of a man struggling to cope with the fast coming changes of modern life. However, what it really is, is a complex work that evokes so many thoughts and emotions that it takes me longer to get through it with each listen, and makes me sad it is over every time I finish it.
If you've ever read a Stephanie Plum novel by Janet Evanovich, you have read this book.
This book has a young women as the central figure who is accident prone; eats all the junk food she wants, but keeps a desirable body; has a love affair going with a police detective; takes on a new risky job because she is broke.... beginning to sound familiar. The only difference is this young women has a southern accent, which is done poorly by the reader. Either the reader is is not a southerner making an attempt to sound southern, or a southerner who is way overacting.
The same old reused plot of every Stephanie Plum novel became tiresome long ago. A ripoff of it is really tiresome. Spend your money elsewhere.
By the way, I noticed this novel only because there is a very good piece of historical fiction with the same name. I recommend it whole heartedly.
There is no Sherlock Holmes story that does not deserve a 5 star rating. Get them all for endless hours of enjoyment. I listen over and over again.
I would recommend this book.
Owen Meany is an outstanding character because he is so unusual. i have known a few people like him. They were all strong and successful.
The book is not a particularly joyous or happy story, but worth the time I put in on it.
I believe this person has read a lot of mystery-police novels and pieced together a plot typical for thousands of them based on what she had read. No imagination, nothing new. I didn't like the reader at all.
I admire Adam Corolla. He is a self made man with good common sense who is not afraid to be a voice for good common sense in the stupidly politically correct world of entertainment. I love his other book (In 50 Years We Will All Be Chicks). This book covers much of the same ground, but is much more biographical with a lot of detail - too much detail. I thought more of him before I heard some of those gross stories.
Can this guy really be involved in the Southern California entertainment industry? He expresses views based on personal observation of reality and common sense, rather than political correctness. I guess they let him remain a member of the entertainment industry because is language is so profane. I really enjoyed the book.
This work of historical fiction gives great information on the lives of Doc Holiday and the Earp brothers while weaving a good yarn.
Judy Collins story as told by herself, I believe, is probably quite different from the one her ex-husbands and others hurt by her bad behavior would tell. Judy is good at rationalizing her behavior, and trying to find causes for it related to pretty much anyone or anything other than herself. I personally became tired of reading of her moral outrage over the Veitnam War, while she seemed perfectly content with her own amoral behavior.
I found her breathy narration a little too melodramatic.
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