Monthly Archives: April 2011

leedock’s CBR-III Review #13 “Cryer’s Cross” – Lisa McMann

I vividly remember my disappointment with the TV miniseries based on Stephen King’s “It”. I didn’t read the book, and have no idea how close of an adaptation it is, but I remember being totally creeped out by the Tim … Continue reading

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leedock’s CBR-III Review #12 “The Line” – Teri Hall

After reading “The Hunger Games”, my expectations regarding dystopian fiction were raised pretty high. The bar on all YA fiction was raised. This is becoming an issue. I continue to expect the writing style to match the interesting plot, and … Continue reading

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leedock’s CBR-III Review #11 “Hatchet” – Gary Paulsen

I have no survival skills. I have no idea how to build a fire. I couldn’t identify a poisonous plant. I can’t construct a shelter. If I had to do half of the things that Bear Grylls on “Man vs … Continue reading

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leedock’s CBR-III Review #10 “Last Night In Twisted River” – John Irving

I can’t remember why I broke up with John Irving. It probably happened after reading “Widow for One Year” and “The Fourth Hand”. Neither of those novels grabbed me, and I vaguely remember that I found most of the characters … Continue reading

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leedock’s CBR-III Review #9 “The Monstrumologist” – Rick Yancey

“The man riding beside me suffered not from the naive illusions of well-meaning parents who, with calm voice and gentle touch, extinguished the bright, hot embers of a child’s fiery imagination.  He knew the truth. Yes, my dear child, he would … Continue reading

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