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Job: Comedy of Justice
Job: Comedy of Justice
by Robert A. Heinlein
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: CDN$ 9.92
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic Ride!, Jan. 28 2004
Heinlein wastes no time in jumping right into the story. Alex Hergensheimer, on vacation in Polynesia, is challenged in a bet to walk through a firepit. Using his faith alone, he walks through the fire...and into another world. It is a world similiar to his own yet with subtle differences. For example, the boat he came on is no longer the same boat and Alex Hergensheimer now answers to the name Alec Graham. This is only the beginning of his journey through many worlds including a trip to the information booths of Heaven and the room service in Hell. And this book is, as the title suggests, a comedy.
The book is a fantastic ride of unexpected twists and turns. If you follow closely, though, you will predict some of them. Most of all, it is a fun and entertaining story that will keep you guessing what God will do next and what year William Jennings Bryan will have been President in the next world (the latter is not obligatory) For a good religious satire, a story of love, a comical examination of man and some sex thrown in to boot, read Job: A Comedy of Justice. It is also an excellent follow-up to Stranger in a Strange Land.

The Talbot Odyssey
The Talbot Odyssey
by Nelson DeMille
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: CDN$ 8.55
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5.0 out of 5 stars Russian's, double agents, and an old man named Talbot, May 26 2002
This book is a good companion to Charm School, except this one is set on home turf (Long Island) and the threat is more imminent. The questions are what do the Russians have planned and who is on their side? DeMille has created a suspenseful thriller that keeps you guessing til the last chapter. The book starts off a little slow, but once you get into it, you won't want to put it down. As always, DeMille takes a lot of time establsihing character. Pay attention to all the clues, and maybe you'll figure out who you can trust.
Other good DeMille titles: Plum Island, Lion's Game, Charm School - my favorite.

Spencerville
Spencerville
by Nelson DeMille
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: CDN$ 8.55
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3.0 out of 5 stars Stay away from Spencerville, Jan. 21 2001
After reading, Charm School, Lion's Game and Plum Island, I found Spencerville to be a bit of a disappointment. Nelson Demille writes in a beat you over the head and leave you wanting more style. I found that the events leading up to the finale were too much to bear and the ending was not all I had hoped for. If you are sensitive to unusual physical and sexual punishment, stay away from this book. For a first time Demille reader, I recommend Charm School. If you have read Demille before, you probably have an idea of what to expect. Despite all the emotional let-downs, it is still a great love story. Just hold on for a long ride.

Plum Island
Plum Island
by Nelson DeMille
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: CDN$ 9.50
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4.0 out of 5 stars Meet John Corey!, Jan. 12 2001
John Corey is a convalescing NYPD homicide cop in Long Island after gunshot wounds received in the line of duty. Corey does not like to play by the rules and his keen instinct lead him to solving the mystery of the murder of his two friends. Corey, while arrogant at times, is still a very likeable character for his undaunted determination for tracking down the killer.
This is my third Nelson Demille book after Charm School and Lion's Game, both of which I highly reccommend. Nelson Demille's strength is in his clever writing and humor. It is also a very good read if you enjoy murder mysteries. If you like John Corey, you should also go on to read Lion's Game, where John Corey tries to outwit a Libyan terrorist with a score to settle.

A Farewell to Arms
A Farewell to Arms
VHS
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1.0 out of 5 stars Read the book!, Jan. 2 2001
This review is from: A Farewell to Arms (VHS Tape)
If you have not read the book, do not see the movie as a substitute. If you have read the book, don't waste your time watching the movie. The movie (in its 90 min format) is very one dimensional, concentrating only on the romance between Catherine and Frederick. The ending is even different which is unacceptable. Take my advice and read the book.

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