John J. Raspanti

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (3 of 3)
Location: Brentwood,Ca
In My Own Words:
I love to read and chat about books. Mysteries are normally my 'bag' but at times the cup runeth over. Reading brings peace to the mind and joy to the soul....


Top Reviewer Ranking: 571,851 - Total Helpful Votes: 3 of 3
He Ran All the Way: The Life of John Garfield by Robert Nott
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, Solid Bio, Jan. 5 2004
John Garfield has been mostly forgotten by the movie going public. He has fans yes-but a place with the 'greats' of the movies seems to be just out of his reach.
This new biography of Garfield reminds us...what a true raw talent he was. The author tells us how Garfield burst opon the movie scene in 1938-causing such a spash that Warner Brother's were shocked and...not sure what to do with there new discovery. They plunked him in some 'B' potboilers that didn't utilize has talent but still Garfield languished for awhile and while bored still delivered some standout performances. He began to grow as an actor in the 1940's delivering what I believe to be a Oscar worthy… Read more
The Triggerman's Dance by T. Jefferson Parker
The Triggerman's Dance by T. Jefferson Parker
I think I understand why some folks gave THE TRIGGERMANS DANCE a fair review.
It starts really slow that I was thinking about the next book I was going to read. The character' the beginning..are not very interesting..and the story plods along. I said..near page 100 or so..I began to care about John and the FBI agent, Joshua.
The story is basically about revenge and what some are willing to do to achieve it. Two men in love with the same woman join forces to bring down the guy they think is responsible for a murder and there broken hearts. Is this guy guilty or innocent?
When the author introduces Van Holt, a former FBI agent things really begin to… Read more
Ghosts Of Morning by Richard Barre
Ghosts Of Morning by Richard Barre
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast And Furious, Jan. 30 2001
I wouldn't compare Richard Barre to Ross Macdonald or for that matter Raymond Chandler. Macdonald's writing was more subdued and touching, Chandler more witty and crackling, while Barre's is more 'wham bam'..'lets go'.
The Ghosts Of Morning is like that, fast, and twisting, it reminded me of a good action flick. Around page seventy the story really kicks into gear. I didn't find the plot confusing, Barre held it together nicely, injecting little tidbits of information to keep the reader guessing.
The flashbacks scenes are written very well as our hero Will Hardesty, attempts to find some meaning from his past as well as how it connects to his future.
Hardesty is a part-time… Read more