Robert Busko

Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (21 of 25)
Location: North Carolina
Birthday: Sept. 29
In My Own Words:
I'm a husband, father of two grown daughters, a very proud grandfather, former college teacher, and retired public library director. I love to read and do so daily. In fact, I take a book with me everywhere I go. I don't mind a 30 minute or more wait at the doctors office. Listening to music and playing with computers/Internet is a pass-time. I have too many favorite authors to list and I read … Read more

Astronomy, reading, gardening, and photography are my favorite interests. I love collecting coins, stamps, and all kinds of odd looking rocks. I enjoy inclement weather, especially when I'm not in it. I love this country, my family, friends, dogs … Read more


Top Reviewer Ranking: 459,692 - Total Helpful Votes: 21 of 25
The Day the Earth Stood Still <b>DVD</b> ~ Michael Rennie
The Day the Earth Stood Still DVD ~ Michael Rennie
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Where does one begin with such a classic film. The Day the Earth Stood Still is the definition of classic. Above average for its genre, the movie still hold its own even today.
Robert Wise did a masterful job directing the picture. Given the fact that he was directing a new and somewhat unknown lead actor in Michael Rennie, Wise did a superb job. Could anyone else have played Clatu other than Rennie?
The premise of the story, a visitation from another planetary system to warn us off our reckless advancement into the nuclear age is very timely even in 2004. Clatu, the alien traveler, needs to discuss the ramifications of our behavior with every nation on Earth but learns that… Read more
R Is For Ricochet by Sue Grafton
R Is For Ricochet by Sue Grafton
4.0 out of 5 stars Duck for the Ricochet, July 19 2004
This is only the second Grafton book I have read. As a public library director I try to read a variety of novels so that I can recommend, honestly, the best authors writing to my patrons. I have to honestly say that I really enjoyed R is for Ricochet.
Kinsey Millhone is hired by Nord Lafferty to baby sit his middle aged daughter, Reba, upon her parole from prison. The assignment seems straightforward enough, but as in most of Grafton's novels, the obvious should never be relied upon too strongly and often what seems to be simple on first blush often turns out to be complicated. It isn't very long before the simple assignment turns difficult especially as some of Reba's old friends… Read more
Monday Mourning: A Novel by Kathy Reichs
Monday Mourning: A Novel by Kathy Reichs
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Stunningly Reichs, July 19 2004
I have been a fan of Kathy Reichs since I read her first book, Deja Dead in 1997. Her stories have gotten better in the intervening years....more depth to her characters, including Tempe, more depth to her stories, great plot lines, and a steady pace that keeps the reader hanging on. I agree with other reviewers that Monday Mourning is her strongest work yet....but all of her books are worth reading.
Tempe is in Montreal to testify in a murder case (what else). While she is there, she is called to investigate three skeletons discovered in the basement of a small pizza parlor. Upon first impressions there is some thought that the bodies are "historical", and this is… Read more