Fahrenheit 450

Monday, November 1, 2004

The Face Of The Assassin -- David Lindsey

Sometimes you see a book that grabs your attention with the title, like The Day Of The Jackal. And the book turns out to be an extradordinary read. David Lindsey has done that with The Face Of The Assassin. With an intricate weave of great characters and a twisted plot, Lindsey has produced a... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 6, 2004

Die Trying -- Lee Child

Told you I was reading the second Jack Reacher novel? Finished it. What an excellent mystery/suspense/adventure tale. Jack's back as an innocent bystander who happens to be helping a woman with a crutch who is abducted who happens to be an FBI agent who is hostage material. Got that? She happens... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, September 24, 2004

Killing Floor -- Lee Child

Rare is the intriguing find among the new myriad serial characters of mystery fiction, that private detective or inspector or police detective or forensic sleuth or medical examiner that holds your disbelief in suspension just enough to make you want to continue reading their adventures. Michael... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 31, 2004

The Rule Of Four -- Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason

Began as a dissertative piece at Princeton on one of the most rare books in Western literature, the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, The Rule Of Four has become a bestselling fictional triumph for its two young authors, Caldwell and Thomason. They began writing the novel in 1998, just after graduating.... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Echo Bay -- Richard Barre

Richard Barre is a very talented author. His plots and characters are multi-layered and multifaceted, gripping, intelligent, and compelling. His latest, Echo Bay, is a case in point. It is a departure from his Wil Hardesty novels, which have won him a place on the bestsellers lists, but it delivers... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Avenger -- Frederick Forsyth

There are very few authors who write suspense/international thriller novels with the uncompromising level of authenticity as Frederick Forsyth. Most famous for his The Day Of The Jackal (made into two major motion pictures, the second of which sported the diminutive title of The Jackal, starring... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, August 14, 2004

Brave New World -- Aldous Huxley

What genius this man had. What a great read. What a thought provoking novel. Like 1984 this novel predicts a future that not only is coming to pass little by little, but may very well end up being how it does eventually come to pass. Published in 1932, Huxley created a society of drones and workers... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 17, 2004

Burning Moon -- Richard Barre

Mystery writers are everywhere these days – and rightly so. Everyone loves a good mystery. But exceptional mystery writers are not so easily found. And finding one with a different angle is even tougher. Richard Barre is that writer. His novels about Wil Hardesty are indeed exceptional. Barre has... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Deception Point -- Dan Brown

What a thrill ride!! Dan Brown is a master at the breakneck paced, plot-twisting, cliff-hanging, intelligently written political thriller. This is the book to read if you have a few hours to kill, because, once begun, you won’t want to put it down. This story has it all. Politicians, one honest and... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 7, 2004

Angels And Demons -- Dan Brown

This is a helluva ride. It takes a religious symbologist (the protagonist, Robert Langdon), the daughter of a murdered CERN scientist, the Vatican, and a fanatic convert (to the cause of the dreaded Illuminati) through a roller coaster of intrigues and entanglements. And it all starts with the death... Sign in to see full entry.

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