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Solitary Man by Jeff Mariotte
Solitary Man by Jeff Mariotte
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced and fun, July 18 2004
Solitary Man is a fast paced, fun Angel story. Set in the fourth season of Angel, relationships are falling apart all around -- Fred and Gunn are pretending they don't have a problem, Angel is pretending that he isn't in love with Cordelia and that he isn't upset that Connor has moved out and Wes is pretending that he isn't involved with Lilah.
Jeff Mariotte, an experienced Buffy/Angel writer portrays all the drama and angst realistically. The characters and their interactions with each other ring true, providing the perfect backdrop for any story.
And the story is a unique one. Imagine a seventy-something widow, Mildred Finster, who decides that she wants to be a private… Read more
Worse Than Watergate by John W Dean
Worse Than Watergate by John W Dean
Worse than Watergate has to be the best expose of the Bush Administration that I've read. And Worse than Watergate is written by an insider in what had previously been the most corrupt administration in this country's history. Dean was a Republican (although he's given up politics) with no reason to bash Bush.
And, to be clear, the purpose of Dean's book is not to bash Bush, but rather to try to warn Bush and the American people what a dangerous road the Bush administration is on. And by drawing parallels to the Nixon administration, he warns of what is likely to happen if Bush is elected for a second term.
In Worse that Watergate, Dean walks us through the secrecy, double… Read more
Tales of the Slayer: Volume 3 by Various
4.0 out of 5 stars Four quality novellas, July 18 2004
Unlike the first two Tales of the Slayer books which consisted of 8-10 short stories, this one consists of four fairly meaty novellas.
The first novella was set in a Native American community in 1229. While I didn't enjoy this story immmensely, it was extremely well executed. Its the story of a slayer who was trained without understanding her calling. When she was called she still didn't understand the rules of the game. The story follows her frustration and angst and she realizes that she has failed to fulfill her duty because she doesn't understand her duty.
The second story is set in China in 1856 and revolves around yet another Slayer who doesn't really understand her… Read more