Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (12 of 15)
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MBA - 2010. JD - 2007. BA - English and Computer Science - Boston College. Fan of hardcore music. Soft spot for cheesy aquatic adventure novels.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 459,562 - Total Helpful Votes: 12 of 15
Blood Moon by Vono Di
Blood Moon by Vono Di
2.0 out of 5 stars Needed an editor, July 5 2004
The author has an interesting idea here.
More imporantly, the author has great knowledge about the space program. If not, well, he manages to fake it extremely well.
What the book is missing, though, is editing. The writing is dull and drab. There's no flair, no creativity, just the facts laid out in front of you. Even worse, there are some very, very rough transitions, where there will be a thought then an entrance into a characters backstory in the same paragraph without a clear connection. Though they're tied in towards the end of the paragraph, the simple transition is so rough it pulls you from the story.
I must applaud the author for details and for not copping out… Read more
Sleeper by Steven Harriman
Sleeper by Steven Harriman
1.0 out of 5 stars Pretty atrocious, July 5 2004
This is what happens when authors have little imagination.
Boring concept, no original ideas, and twists that are either completely predictable or completely moronic.
Clever is not the way to describe this book. Painful might be, though.
The location is amazing. The characters aren't terrible. But the decisions made with the monster most certainly are. Everything plays like the authors were looking at this as an assignment, job and chore instead of labor of love. Little effort seems to be put into the wording and wordplay, and the book gets ridiculous and, quite frankly, stupid towards the end.
Stupid is actually an understatement. When you read the book you'll see… Read more
Death Match: A Novel by Lincoln Child
Death Match: A Novel by Lincoln Child
3.0 out of 5 stars A Shame, July 3 2004
Lincoln Child needs to be very ashamed of himself for this one.
It begins so promising. A psychologist is brought in to research a double suicide. The couple was seemingly perfect: wealthy, intelligent, incredibly happy together, and with a newborn baby. Why had this couple self-destructed?
The company bringing him in is Eden, Inc, a matchmaking service. Founded by reclusive Richard Silver, the company is famous for matching couples that are nearly perfect for each other, with wild success. This couple was a so-called "supercouple," one that was indeed a perfect match.
It begins strong and fluid, and is quite enjoyable. It feels different, as the company isn't… Read more

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