Cee Ess

Top Reviewer Ranking: 528
Helpful votes received on reviews: 89% (25 of 28)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 528 - Total Helpful Votes: 25 of 28
Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen
Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Buckle up and hold on for a zany ride of murder and mayhem punctuated by humidity and eco-politics. If you like Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, you'll be on board for this tale (until things go overboard that is.) This isn't Tolstoy, but it is a fun pool side or beach read. The two thumbs aren't way up on this one, but they're up.
Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding
As far a the writing goes, it was okay. But I gave it four stars because I liked it as a contemporary story (and maybe also was a tiny bit sorry for the bad rap from others.) A pile of reviews said it was ridiculous, and it was, but not much more than "Edge of Reason." Bridget is exasperating and her behaviour borders on moronic, but that's the point. She bumbles through her sordid world with a "I think I can, can't I?" chugging engine attitude, fully aware of her bad habits. Her character has an honesty with itself that is charming (if you can see beyond the childish antics.) I was happy to spend some time in her world (mine doesn't look as bad now!)

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Paranoia by Joseph Finder
Paranoia by Joseph Finder
This was an enjoyable read for me mainly because I've work in a large corporation and could relate it to the culture aspect that was depicted. Finder adequately captured cube farm monotony and IT culture, which I find fascinating.

At times it seemed like the notion of paranoia was being forced into the main character. That could have been build up a bit more in the beginning to convince reader's that this was an organic character trait of Adam's.

Some of the reviews I read commented negatively on the misuse of grammar and the ending. Those weren't issues for me. Adam spoke exactly in the way that someone his age would, and grammar wouldn't necessarily factor into that… Read more