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Monday, March 13, 2017

Patron Book Reviews - March 2017

Book reviews provided by EPL Patrons

Lenin's Roller Coaster by David Downing
Worth Reading. First time I've read Jack McColl, I noticed many names dropped, Innessa Armano, for instance. Book reminds me of two Herman Wook's works; Winds of War and War and Rememberance. Again, worth reading.

The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future by Joselin Linder
Interesting account of a very rare genetic abnormality in her family, and many scientists' efforts to identify, understand, and treat it. The writing is only so-so but the story if of interest. (Not for hypochondriacs!)

August Snow by Stephen Mack Jones
Very, very good. Likeable characters. Believable enough action. Great Story.

Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin
An intriguing story of the power of love, friendship, and sacrifice. It follows a young girl and her transformation from an insecure pre-teen into someone willing to give up herself for others.

Living Dead Boy by Rhiannon Frater
Enjoyable zombie read for kids from 13-90! Classic zombie action from a young survivor's perspective. A good quick read for zombie fans!

Sea Change by Karen White
Captiviating! Past and present are combined in an intriguing plot - well done!

An Ice Cold Grave by Charlaine Harris

I love all the books written by Charlaine Harris. An Ice Cold Grave is an installment in her Harper Connelley Series. A bit intense with gruesome details - but a great story.

Celebrity in Death by J.D. Robb
If familiarity breeds contentment, then you'll like the "In Death" series. Celebrity in Death has a unique plot twist to it that pulls you into the story where you then then settle in with familiar characters.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
This is an interesting story told from the point of view of an autistic teenager. As he faces challenges others don't even consider, you keep rooting for him to succeed. A great read.

10 Buildings that Changed America by Dan Protess
I saw the end of this "book" on PBS - the book is based on the program. From what I saw I was not impressed, but after a few sentences of the book I was hooked. This book is an easy read and should be a must read for anyone studying American history - it's not an architecture book but a history book. It helps to explain why we are what we are today.

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