Cafe Libri: Reviewing Books & More
Cafe Libri: Reviewing Books & More
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The purpose of the Cafe Libri Lunch Community is to bring together lovers of ideas, dialog, and the printed/oral word (no matter what genre or category it is often "boxed" into) from across websites, specifically YahooGoodreads, and Shelfari. Thus, members are exposed to all types of people and reading options, even ones you might have scoffed at in the past. For me, reading is about opening the mind to new possibilities, and that is the mission statement of our community.

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reviewed Field Of Prey. 3 hours ago
Field Of Prey
When a person vanishes and the body never turns up the usual assumption by law enforcement is that the person took off for a better life somewhere else. This is especially true if the missing person is female, young, and living in a place with limited opportunity. If it wasn't for a young couple by the name of Layton Carlson, Jr., and his girlfriend, Ginger, who needed somewhere private to park …
reviewed What Happens In Reno. 12 hours ago
What Happens In Reno
For Matt Hodges this Tuesday morning finds him in what has become a common place event as What Happens In Reno by Mike Monson opens. Waking up in the car in the parking lot of the old Denny's just north of downtown Modesto, California after yet another hard night of drinking and bar hopping. Going home just after 7am to shower and clean up wasn't really a good idea either as his cheating …
reviewed Suspect. 24 hours ago
Suspect
This suspenseful action thriller tells the story of K-9 Maggie and her handler, Scott James, LAPD.   As much as any character in the story, it is Maggie who is the hero of the novel.      Maggie was with her first handler, Pete, at the start of the story. They are on patrol in Afghanistan when Pete is killed and Maggie wounded. Maggie is so determined to remain with her …
Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
You know how in a Dickens novel pretty much every thing works out happily in the end?  Yeah, that doesn't happen here.  Hardy followed up his "comedy in chapters" (The Hand of Ethelberta), where superficially or potentially tragic events turned out for the good, with "Return of the native", where everything that appears tragic is tragic and almost nothing ends well.  …
reviewed The Woodsman- A Short Story. Tuesday
The Woodsman- A Short Story
Wolf Dillard had been having a great carnal dream involving himself and a local waitress until he was woken up by a very loud screech. A screech in the night that continued long  after he awoke and seemed to sort of contain words in some sort of unintelligible language. Wolf made his way through his home to his screened in porch where he grabbed his shotgun from where it rested next to his freezer. …
The Solar Energy Potential For Desalination Plants by Dr Joseph S Maresca
The Solar Energy Potential For Desalination Plants by Dr Joseph S Maresca   is about the coming Solar-based desalination plants which may be a cheaper long   run alternative to the fossil fuels. These plants are intended to convert water   with varying degrees of particles into fresh water.      The Amazon/Kindle Link for downloading the book free …
The History Of Rock
Greiil Marcus points out what makes each song special. Not every song is book is well known, but each song is special in some way. "Shake Some Action" contains bland lyrics but outstanding drum and electric playing. I love any song from the mid seventies. I listened to this song on you tube, and I agree with Greil's assessment of this song. I like listening to singers who cover the …
reviewed Vyrkarion: The Talisman of Anor. Last Thursday
Vyrkarion: The Talisman of Anor
Last of a trilogy, this fantasy tale takes place on a planet with nine different races. For the humans, an ever-present threat is of being enslaved by a race of shape-changing lizard people. There's also an ancient prophecy whose time has come.      While traveling, a young noblewoman named Alanna meets Myrriden, a wizard who is also bearer of Vyrkarion, one of eight living …
reviewed Eden in Winter" Richard North Patterson. July 02
Eden in Winter
This is the concluding book in Patterson's Blaine family trilogy.    Ben Blaine had died. His body is found at the bottom of a cliff. An inquest is held concerning his death.  He had changed his will so that his mistress, Clara, receives the bulk of his estate, leaving his wife and sons with nothing.\  The question about his death is, was it an accident? Was …
The Perpetual Motion Club
This novel is set in a near-future high school. It is similar to, and very different from, today's high school.      Northawken High School is full of the usual high school cliques. It is also a place where many of the students are sponsored by one or more corporations, ranging from Abercrombie and Fitch to Microsoft. The school is full of six-foot high logos for the latest …
Remains Of Innocence: A Brady Novel Of Suspense
It begins far from Bisbee, Arizona in Great Barrington, Massachusetts where the daughter of a reclusive hoarder is forced to return to the home she hated. Selma Machett's life is ending and it is up to Liza, as the only living relative around, to deal with the latest installment of a dysfunctional and tragic family. Amidst the filth in the debris filled house she finds a small fortune. A small …
reviewed Dark Empire I (Star Wars). June 30
Dark Empire I (Star Wars)
Now that Dark Horse Comic’s tenure with the Star Wars license is starting to wind down, I wanted to take some time to go back and reread some of the bigger, bolder titles that have seen release throughout the years.  Like many longtime readers, I’m immeasurably bummed about the move of the comics from the Horse to the Mouse House of Marvel (I’m really not looking forward to …
reviewed clockwork heart. June 30
clockwork heart
This fantasy/romance tale takes place in a very stratified society.      Taya is an icarus, a courier (with metal wings) who can move freely between the social classes in the city of Ondinium. A person's class is tattooed on their forehead; only through reincarnation can a person rise in class.      One day, Taya saves an Exalted (members of the elite class) …
Dangerous Women and Desperate Men
After an introduction by the author Dangerous Women and Desperate Men: Four Short Stories Of People On The Brink opens with “Blood Red Rings.” Officer Frank Harper is running solo this night and things have been quiet in the zone. That is good as he has lot to think about at home and work. Then, as you knew it would, the night erupts into violence.   The award winning “Lightning …
reviewed The Interloper. June 30
The Interloper
Dan Willis is a well paid and well trained assassin for the United States government. At least that part seems to be true as this complex thriller starts. He believes he is working for a super secret part of the United States government, Homeland Protection, on missions to take out insurgents living in this country. Sleeper style agents working for the enemy and plotting horrendous acts against targets …
reviewed Beatles vs. Stones. June 28
Beatles vs. Stones
The title might suck you in like it did me in this intertwined thumbnail parallel sketch of the careers of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.  After all, I am just old enough to remember when that was a question that might seriously be posed to a fan of rock and roll music, because the answer to the question meant something about what you thought about music and life.       …
Conspirators of the Lost Sock Army and the Loose Change Collection Agency
Conspirators of the Lost Sock Army and the Loose Change Collection Agency   Dan O’Brien (author) & Steve Ferchaud (illustrator)   2014 / Amalgam Publishing   42 pages      With a title almost as long as the book itself, "Conspirators of the Lost Sock Army and the Loose Change Collection Agency" is a charming tale of an old man and …
reviewed eHuman Dawn. June 25
eHuman Dawn
This review is based on a reviewer copy received from the author but reflects my own opinion.      I was so lucky to find this well-written and captivating tale crafted by an up and coming SciFi writer.  This is as well written as anything by Robert J. Sawyer (Mindscan) or Orson Scott Card (Enders Game).       Roughly 250 years into the future the …
"A Detroit Rebirth" by Dr Joseph S Maresca discusses the   reasons the city lost population and accumulated debt. Find   out how in this book which is available tonight on 6-24-2014      for a free download.http://www.amazon.com/Detroit-Rebirth-Dr-Joseph-Ma...rds=Dr+Joseph+S+Maresca
1913: In search of the world before the Great War
Cataclysmic events like the Great War cause us to see the history of the time immediately preceding only in the light of the events that followed.  This historical hindsight can blind us to the true perceptions and important events as seen by the contemporaries of the time.  Emmerson attempts to remedy this by looking at the major cities, societies, nations, and empires as they were in 1913, …
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