Renee V. Cox

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Location: British Columbia, CANADA
Birthday: May 11
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Like many reviewers, I suspect, I am an inveterate reader with catholic tastes.


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The Hearing by John Lescroart
The Hearing by John Lescroart
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5.0 out of 5 stars An engaging read, Oct. 18 2009
I am famous in my family for saying everything's "too long." Even a movie needs a good editor. What director can be hard-nosed enough to chop up her or his self-perceived perfect final cut?

Well, the Dismas Hardy books are the exception to my rule. For example, The Hearing could arguably be called slightly too long. But to me, a thick book featuring Dismas Hardy (and/or the characters around him) is a delight.

Once in a while I have to go back and check just who exactly one of the characters is, but Lescroart, at least so far, has a firm hold on his plot and protagonists. Hardy and his wife and children, and their friends and co-workers, are so interesting. It… Read more
In My Own Name by Maureen McTeer
In My Own Name by Maureen McTeer
Maureen McTeer, wife, mustn't say that. This talented, fluently bilingual woman just happened to marry, at the age of 22, a man 13 years her senior who would become Canada's 15th prime minister. But she accomplished a great deal on her own. In the late 1970s--in what was supposedly a time of great advancement for women--Joe Clark, already a Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament from Alberta when she met him, lost a considerable faction of committed party voters because his wife chose to keep her maiden name. And a lot of those voters were women. Fast forward to the '90s. Hilary Rodham became Hillary Rodham Clinton, and often just Hillary Clinton. Plus ça change,… Read more
Power Failure: The Inside Story of the Collapse of&hellip by Mimi Swartz
Power Failure was interesting and well enough written, considering the complexity of the issues leading up to and surrounding Enron's final debacle.
It is not surprising that I myself found Mimi Swartz's account to be esoteric despite protagonist-and-credited-coauthor CPA Sherron Watkins's nod to Swartz's ability to clarify events. This is because when matters turn to topics of numbers my eyes tend to glaze over with what my son (also a CPA) ascribes to 'math anxiety.'
However, it is apparent that not even the experts were astute enough to call Enron on what even I can clearly deduce from this book were years of fudging issues.
Enrons structure was a tangled web of… Read more