Victoria Tarrani

"writer, editor, artist, designer"
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Helpful votes received on reviews: 82% (31 of 38)
Location: Florida, USA
Anniversary: Aug. 20
Birthday: June 9
In My Own Words:
Victoria Tarrani is a freelance writer, editor, and graphic artist with a technical background and a love of science and fiction. This combination gives her the ability to write, review, ghost write, or edit almost any English language document.

See I am a recommended editor and accept new clients. First five pages (double spaced) are free.

I accept special requests, but will not review electro… Read more

Interests
I am a voracious, eclectic reader, and I collect dolls for whom I love to make new clothing.

I have about 200-300 books I need to review that I absorbed in the last couple of months.

Books take me to places in my heart, soul, mind; they give me a… Read more
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 414,974 - Total Helpful Votes: 31 of 38
Blue Heron Marsh: A Webb Sawyer Mystery by Douglas Quinn
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Forty years ago a black man is lynched in North Carolina. Today, people who were connected to that murder through a boarding school, are dying. Douglas Quinn weaves the history into an excellent adventure. Quinn is a dynamic storyteller and keeps his readers riveted.

Webb Sawyer, just out of an Army psychiatric hospital, craves a quiet, uneventful life. He lives in his his late father's fishing shack at Blue Heron Marsh where he knows the slow, easy life on the Outer Banks of North Carolina will heal his wounded psyche, which included killing the Serbian death squad leader. He basks in placid contentment, including a sultry romance with Nan, from the pub… Read more
The Mosquito Coast (Widescreen/Full Screen) <b>DVD</b> ~ Harrison Ford
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Reviews are only subjective.
Ford as Allie Fox is an inventor, a genius, a man too smart for the world around him. He is a mechanical engineer who takes his family to Central America in search of Utopia, as he defines it. Of course, his family does not want to leave behind civilization and all of the comforts that home brings, but no one can resist his will. Perhaps that and his abrasive irritating manner are aspects of his insanity.
He does not expect to find another zealot, particularly in the form of Reverend Spellgood (Andre Gregory) who has determined to bring Christianity to the natives. Fox's goal is to bring his definition of civilization. The conflict and comparison… Read more
Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
I resisted reading Mystic River because I had not seen the movie - but I am delighted that I did. It is a first rate page-turner with rich details (scenes, characters, connections -- life, etc.) that a movie can only hint exists. I still have not seen the movie, but it is definitely on my "to see" list.
The book's slow beginning paid huge dividends in character and relationship developments that provide significant plot interaction and clues. The book began with a traumatic event that happened when the three main characters were eleven. Mystic River captures the times and innocence of youth very well.
Lehane tosses in clues to the killer like grape tomatoes in a spinach salad… Read more