Fahrenheit 450

Sunday, March 12, 2006

The Analyst -- John Katzenbach

Ever had your identity stolen? Ever had anyone simply take your name and use it for their own gain? Ever had anyone approach you and tell you about things you've done, which you know you haven't, even in those days of drunken hedonism during college? Ever had you taken away from you, if a minute... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

The Traveler -- John Twelve Hawks

In the not-so-distant future there will exist the Grid and the Virtual Panopticon. Within the first, everything will be linked electronically; within the second, everything will be viewable. It is the Computer Age meets the Information Age as overseen by Big Brother. It is a world where technology... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

A Stab In The Dark -- Lawrence Block

I love Matthew Scudder, Lawrence Block's gritty protagonist in A Stab In The Dark. Tough, no nonsense, practical, human. Too human, sometimes, as his predilection for the hard stuff testifies. But he's a brilliant ex-cop turned investigator -- not a 'private eye', as he's quick to tell anyone, for... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 3, 2006

The Last Defense -- Christopher Darden and Dick Lochte

There are very few books where the protagonist is a black man. Lincoln Rhyme in the Jeffery Deaver series. And Irving Wallace made a reluctant man of color president in The Man. Well, maybe I should qualify the beginning statement a bit: There are few black protagonists in books authored by people... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

The Blue Nowhere -- Jeffery Deaver

Ever think of computers and think 'thriller' or 'suspense' at the same time? Most people do not. The world of the computer and the internet is most commonly associated with hackers, crackers, slackers, porn surfers and eBay. Not scintillating entertainment material. Those well versed in computers... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 9, 2005

Out Of The Corner Of His Eye -- Dean Koontz

I am a huge fan of Dean Koontz. I have read almost everything he has written, up until the turn of the millenium. I believe him to be a gifted storyteller, prolific as hell, able to grab your sense of curisousity and hold it to the last page. But then along comes a book like Out Of The Corner Of His... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, November 25, 2005

In The Midst Of Death -- Lawrence Block

Early on in what would become a prolific career Lawrence Block created the drinking loner/invesigator-as-a-favor (not a private investigator), Matthew Scudder. A self-exiled alchoholic with a heart of gold and a need for atonement, Scudder is the underdog everyman, the time-beaten cynic still able... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 6, 2005

Harvest -- Tess Gerritsen

I make no apologies for being a huge fan of Tess Gerritsen's work. Having read several of her books -- The Surgeon, The Apprentice, The Sinner, and Gravity -- I thought it about time I went to where it all began: Harvest. And her first offering doesn't disappoint. Two storylines running at once,... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 31, 2005

Empire Falls -- Richard Russo

If you ever wanted to see your small town pictured in prose, Empire Falls is the book you want to read. Richard Russo collects a blue-collar crowd, throws in a rich family, hard times, and dreams both awakening and shattered to bring this picturesque Maine town into being, making it into Everytown,... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 8, 2005

The Mocking Program -- Alan Dean Foster

Alan Dean Foster, one of my favorite authors of all time, has written over one hundred books. I must say that I have read quite a few of them, including some short story collections and the Star Trek animated series adaptations. He never fails to captivate and intrigue, his storylines crisp and... Sign in to see full entry.

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