Category Archives: Book Reviews by Terry

***** Book Review: Lights Out, by Ted Koppel

Reading Lights Out by Ted Koppel, reminded me of Cormac McCarthy’s post-apocalyptic novel, The Road. McCarthy writes fiction, some would call it science fiction, but Lights Out is a 279 page, real life wakeup call filled with expert testimony, solid … Continue reading

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****Book Review: Bettyville by George Hodgman

George Hodgman, the author of Bettyville, a moving and often funny memoir, is a middle aged gay man who lives in New York City. For months at a time, he puts his life on hold and returns to Paris, Missouri … Continue reading

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****Book Review: BettyVille by George Hodgman

George Hodgman, the author of Bettyville, a moving and often funny memoir, is a middle aged gay man who lives in New York City. For months at a time, he puts his life on hold and returns to Paris, Missouri … Continue reading

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Book Review: Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett

Ken Follett again tackles great chucks of history in Edge of Eternity, the final installment in his Century Trilogy, which covers 1961 through 1989, and includes such epic events as Vietnam, Kennedy’s assassination, the Civil Rights movement, the Cold War … Continue reading

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****Book Review: Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles

Rules of Civility Set in 1930s Manhattan, Rules of Civility by Amor Towles follows the lives and longings of the city’s idle rich and two determined, thirty-ish working class wannabes, Kate and Eve. Along with happenstance and sheer ballsiness, Kate … Continue reading

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5***** Book Review: All the Light We Cannot See

‘Leaflets,’ the opening chapter of All the Light We Cannot See is two paragraphs long: “At dusk they pour from the sky. They blow across the ramparts, turn cartwheels over rooftops, flutter into the ravines between houses. Entire streets swirl … Continue reading

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3*** Book Review, W is for Wasted, by Sue Grafton

At first glance I wondered why Sue Grafton’s latest mystery, “W is for Wasted,” was such a thick book. Fearing she’d stepped into the novelists’ trap of thinking more is better, it didn’t take long to realize that “W” is … Continue reading

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