Ian DG Sandusky - Author of the GREY DOGS Series.
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Helpful votes received on reviews: 78% (25 of 32)
Location: Ontario, Canada
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 9,696 - Total Helpful Votes: 25 of 32
The Killer Angels: The Classic Novel of the Civil &hellip by Michael Shaara
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Simply remarkable.

As a Canadian, born and bred, the American Civil War has always been something of a mystery to me. Call me ignorant, but I was often slightly confused who wore what uniforms, what exactly happened, and who that Robert E. Lee guy fought for.

Well, this certainly brought everything into focus. Michael Shaara takes you into the build-up and through the Battle of Gettysburg, the pivotal battle that decided the fate of the Southern uprising. Going lower to the ground, looking through the eyes of generals and commanders on both sides, you really get a first-hand account of what happened on those fateful few days leading up to the 4th of… Read more
The Gunslinger by Stephen King
The Gunslinger by Stephen King
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic, April 26 2011
My copy of The Gunslinger is old. Damn old. It's got a few pictures, for chrissakes.

It's a short novel, but I have to say - I've never read so few pages and become so heavily invested in a cast of characters (or I suppose, at the conclusion of this novel, a single character) that left me so begging for more.

The rest of this series has been an absolute thrill ride - one I haven't yet finished, but on the same note hope I never have to *finish* reading.

A must-read
Salem's Lot by Stephen King
Salem's Lot by Stephen King
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, But An Early Work, April 26 2011
Easily a 5/5 star book, but I think if I'd be rating this against other King novels (King is my favourite author, hands down) the rating would be far lower - probably around a three.

I'm an extremely fast reader, and recently devoured this novel while I was on vacation. Had I not known it was King's second novel (that actually meant something, that is) I probably would've been harsher on it.

You can definitely tell that King has grown as a writer from this point, but it is still a really engaging, thrilling novel. It develops at a far slower pace than most of King's novels, taking a hell of a lot of time to develop the setting, storyline, etc. It's funny, to see King… Read more