Archive for July 2012

Poet At larger Reviews, Book, DeadWorld   Leave a comment

DeadWorld by J.N. Duncan is a complicate story.  When FBI Agents Tangle with Vampires that neither Glitter nor Melt in the sun but are Hell bent on vengeance for crimes committed 140 years before.  When their culprit can slip beyond the veil of death and back into the world of the living at will, then you get a real complicated problem.  One that might just put one of those FBI agents in the Grave and the other in a Psych ward.  I found the book a little difficult to read at times because of violence and sexual content.  There is a scene that makes you wonder if the character is reenacting the suppressed memory of a rape.  That is something that is definitely a turn off for many people.  Aside from that scene it is a good story.

From The Poet’s Mouth,

Lyda Mae Dameron

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Poet At Large Reviews, Book, The Bad luck Wedding Dress   Leave a comment

The Bad Luck Wedding Dress by Geralyn Dawson in a wonderful piece of escapist literature some times called a bodice ripper but most often classified as a romance novel.  There is much more to it than steamy love scenes though is far from short on those.  There is a man on the run.  A very big and dangerous lie.  A set of twins who have not spoken to each other in years.  Some very independent women in a time when that was not accepted, and a treeo of little girls that will melt you heart.  On top of that it is not quite as smutty as some romance novels I have read.  It also has a great deal of humor to offset the action and danger.  I found the book very enjoyable and only wish my mother was still alive to read it too.

From The Poet’s Mouth,

Lyda Mae Dameron

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Poet At Large Reviews, Book, Cat And Mouse   Leave a comment

The book Cat and Mouse by Tim Vicary is an intriguing  historical fiction look into our past as he looks at the Suffragette Movement in 1914 as well as the Ulster rebellion and German Conquest Plots relevant to World War One.  The Title comes from a reference to a legal act that allowed for the release of a criminal who was near death so they could convalesce at home, but if they recovered they could be rearrested for the same crime to serve out their sentence.  This act led to many suffragettes who starved themselves in prison to be rearrested several times for the same crime. The characters and their motivations are highly thought out.  Though I must say that at mid point in the book you are convinced that men are all pigs.  It is only after things get their worst that nobility can be seen in some of the male characters.  The old dubble Standard of what is acceptable behavior for men and women is a big part of the plot.  A very good book for those who like history.

From The Poet’s Mouth,

Lyda Mae Dameron

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Poet At Large Reviews, Book, Nightingale   Leave a comment

David Farland’s latest Young Adult novel Nightingale is a delight to read.  The notion of a a changeling or a Mystical child being left to be raised by humans is a notion that goes back in history for a very long time.  Putting a new spin on that notion can be a fun challenge.  The Masaak as demons, angels and muses  is certainly a wonderful tale.  The story of Bron is in some places harsh but more bitter, sweet.    Since the story takes place in Southern, Utah where I lived for a time as a teen I know many of the places that the story talks about.  The descriptions of the places in the book that I am familare with are very accurate.  The high School and near by professional amphitheatre  are in deed real places.  I have attended plays at both.  The landscape is used so well that it also becomes a character in the book and makes me long for Joshua trees and red cliffs.  My biggest complaint that I have to wait for the sequel.   Though there is one item in the story that I might want to submit to the Mythbusters.  Please don’t let that stop you from enjoying the book.

From The Poet’s Mouth,

Lyda Mae Dameron,

 

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