Category: book reviews

Mars Underground – By William K. Hartmann: Book Review

Mars Underground by William K. Hartmann My rating: 3 of 5 stars The basic underlying story of the old timer explorer of Mars who disappears and the search that follows is very well written and if the author had cut the book back to…

A Must Read Book: The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer My rating: 5 of 5 stars Here is a “Must Read” book if you want more information on understanding how the moderate form of Islam taught…

Book Review: Power of the Sword, by Wilbur Smith

Power of the Sword by Wilbur Smith My rating: 5 of 5 stars I am once again reading Wilbur Smith’s books as inspiration to writing another novel. This amazing work puts it all together in telling the tale of two rival half brothers, Shasa…

Book review: The Purple Plain, by H. E. Bates

Purple Plain by H. E. Bates My rating: 5 of 5 stars I cruised through author Bates’ book in very short order, captured by the lure of one of the exotic areas of the world, Burma during World War 2 and the descriptive expertise…

Book Review: Hour Game, by David Baldacci

Hour Game by David Baldacci My rating: 3 1/2 of 5 stars Once again, David Baldacci has hit the nail pretty much on the head with a tale of mystery, murder, action, and intrigue. As an avid reader of this genre, I found the…

Book Review: Leopard at the Door, by Jennifer McVeigh

Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book is probably the best I have read for elucidating the role and experiences of women at the end of the colonial period in Kenya. It shows the independent spirit…

Read about a Black African Hero! – Ghosts of Ukuthula – Last Day of 2018 giveaway

My 2018 holiday giveaway period for my historical fiction novel, The Ghosts of Uhuthula, is almost over. At 12 midnight tonight, November 27, 2018, the coach will turn back into the pumpkin!  Get it here – Free! If you are into: Recent History of…

“Fear” by Bob Woodward a Book Review

Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward My rating: 5 of 5 stars Bob Woodward has done an amazing job of filling in the blanks of the news stories we have all heard in the past 18 months. As a book of…

Voices from Vietnam by Barry Denenberg: Book review

Voices from Vietnam by Barry Denenberg My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is an excellent book for the post-Vietnam conflict era reader to gain insight into a very complex 30-year war that dragged the French and then the Americans into a conflict that…

Into the Inferno – a novel by Earl Emerson

Into the Inferno by Earl Emerson This is a fast-moving firefighter book with a twist that may not be as rare as we would like to think. When a firefighter pulls open the door to a burning house, car or barn they have no…

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