Monthly Archives: July 2010

A Thousand Country Roads by Robert James Waller

An interesting/fun read.   It was not the blockbuster of “Bridges of Madison County”, but it did fill out the story of Robert Kincaid.  It does touch a bit about Francesca Johnson, but it is really a story about Kincaid character.  … Continue reading

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The Zeppelin Conductors’ Society Annual Gentlemen’s Ball by Genevieve Valentine

Enjoyed a recent story by Genevieve Valentine in the online SF Mag Light Speed . The story features civilization’s reaction to a technological development (Airships) from the eyes of an individual.  This type of story has always fascinated me. It … Continue reading

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The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, No. 3) by Dan Brown

A most enjoyable read. Dan Brown’s latest is an easy read (perfect for summer reading) and has just the right blend of suspense, historical mystery/speculation, and fascinating historical background. I came away with a better understanding of the background of … Continue reading

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1945: A Novel by Robert Conroy

Excellent alternate history novel!  Robert Conroy created a (IMO) very plausible story of what events might have been if the Japanese had not surrendered after the dropping of the atomic bombs.  I also like the fact that he uses major … Continue reading

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1901 by Robert Conroy

Just a fun read! This was Mr. Conroy’s first book and while the prose was not the best it held my interest and kept me turning the pages. The alternate history point of departure is very unique (Germans invading the … Continue reading

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1862: A Novel by Robert Conroy

A solid alternate history novel! The book has a nice moving plot, with some interesting insight into the war and era. What I like most about Conroy is that major historical figures also play major roles in his novels. Recommend … Continue reading

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The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller

Not the kind of book I usually run to read, It was recommended by a very special person in a very special time of my life and I was rolled over by the very deep feelings and the magnitude of … Continue reading

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