Inside, Outside: A Novel

Inside, Outside: A NovelInside, Outside: A Novel by Herman Wouk
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Believe you me, I am far from anti-Semetic, but am I the only person out there who’s sick to death of the whole poor sad Jewish story, etc…. ?

There have been plenty of other cultures and races that have been persecuted to near extinction (and some that have been completely annihilated from history). What makes the Jews think they were the only ones to have it bad, and to continuously write novel after novel about it?

This book, unlike other relevant works by Herman Wouk, had bored me to tears by the time I reached the second chapter. I personally found it pedantic, plodding and dull.

Chances are it is a great read, if you’re into this type of book. It just wasn’t for me.

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Prey

PreyPrey by Michael Crichton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Every time I read a Michael Crichton book I feel like I’ve learned something significant about the actual world around me, even though it is science fiction.
Does that make sense?
Every one of his novels has been remarkably thought out, and you can see just how possible the alleged “impossible” becomes.

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Star Trek: Titan #4 Sword of Damocles

Sword of Damocles (Star Trek Titan #4)Sword of Damocles by Geoffrey Thorne
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What happens when you mix up theology, a downed ship, the Prime Directive, time phases and Paradox?
Read the darn book if you want to find out how it turns out, silly.

I will say this though. This is the Star Trek series set in the Next Gen Universe that I wish had been done, instead or perhaps because of ST: Voyager.

I still cannot believe there are no new series planned for the immediate future, and with the emphasis now being placed on the NEW Star Trek universe, I have to wonder if there ever will be a return to the old one.

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Andrew W. Greeley’s “Irish Mist”

Irish MistIrish Mist by Andrew M. Greeley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really do enjoy the Nuala Anne mysteries. They’re quite different than the typical fare out there, and when you add in all the Irish history and stories (as well as the ribald humour), Andrew M. Greeley’s books always make for a simply fabulous read

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