The King Raven Trilogy-HOOD(1st book) and SCARLET (2nd book).by Stephen LawheadLawhead has reimagined or recreated the tale of Robin Hood, Rhi Bran Y Hud. The story takes place not in Sherwood Forest or during the reign of Richard the Lionhearted. Instead the story takes place during the tumultuous time just after the Norman invasion of England in 1066. Robin Hood is a welsh prince fighting for his stolen land and for the safety of his people.Stephen Lawhead has the ability to make the reader think that what he has written truly happend. The pain and loss that the welsh people have felt, you feel it too. Scarlet is a follow up to Hood-Lawheads serial version of Robin Hood or Rhi Bran Y Hud. If you are a lover of historical fiction or of Robin Hood then this is a must read, if you haven't read it yet you are missing out.
Barely over 100 pages, this book is a delight. Queen Elizabeth II has discovered "reading for pleasure" and it changes her to everyone's horror. The book gives a peek into the world of royalty with all its restrictions.
Engaing and moving, this book tells the story of Bernard Doyle and his three sons. Two of his sons are adopted and are African Americans. Doyle is the former mayor of Boston and hopes that one of his sons will follow in his footsteps. However, the boys have no interest in politics. One snowy night a car appears from nowhere radically changing the lives of these characters. Linda Knel
by Alex Ross
Does your enjoyment of classical music end with Beethoven? Why not expand your horizons with this very readable and engaging look at classic music in the twentieth century penned by the music critic for the New Yorker? Great stories. Great music. Jen Bollerman
Grief by Andrew Holleran
This is one perfectly written little novel. A middle aged gay man goes to Washinton D.C. to escape the grief he feels over the recent death of his mother. As he explores the city, his grief gets intertwined with that of Mary Todd Lincoln's, as revealed to him through her letters. First and foremost a novel about hope,losses and the unavoidable grief that we all experience. Really excellent. Jen Bollerman
by J.R. Moehringer
Well written memoir about the authors life growing up in Manhasset under the influence of the men at "Publicans", a local town bar.-B.Shupe
by Richard Preston
This nonfiction book reads like a medical thriller. Preston describes the circumstances surrounding the anthrax scares in 2001 and goes on to detail the worldwide battle that was fought to iradicate a much more deadly virus - smallpox. In spite of it's iradication, this virulent disease sleeps in many bio-research facilities around the world and the thought that it could be used as a bio-weapon is a scary one.The ease with which Preston makes you believe this is possible is made all the more disturbing by the fact that this is a work of nonfiction.Anyone addicted to medical thrillers/drama (both TV and book) should give this book a try.
December 6, 2007 2:08 PM
A thirty-year-old night patrolman on a Fort Worth highway, is convinced that his pet, a parrot with a complicated history, holds a vital message for him, and researches the parrot's past in the library while coping with the librarian's amorous advances.
The Husband by Dean Koontz
An average, working class, married man gets a strange and alarming phone call that the caller is holding his wife hostage. He thinks that this may be a joke until scary things start to happen that prove the caller is not lying. This novel is most definitely a page turner and will keep you guessing until the very end.