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Reviews — Catching Up

This delightful — No, wait……No, not even Joe would think ‘delightful’ is the right adjective to describe his story. Nonetheless, this is a great book that had me laughing out loud. Be forewarned, though, it is not for the faint of heart or humor, which is just my shot of scotch.

While I envy Jay Spencer Green being honored with the royal title of “Ne’er-do-well,” I surely hope he won’t tarry on delivering a follow up tome. (5 of 5 Stars)

The pages of this book flipped fast like the slap of a gumshoe’s soles on the wet pavement of an alley in hot pursuit of justice for a client. With more plot twists than the intestines of a gut shot villain and told with classic, hard-boiled metaphors and similes flying like lead spit from a Glock, these stories are a very fun read. (4 of 5 Stars)

I don’t know as I’ve ever read an “Urban” novel before, but the pilot novel for this series sets up an intriguing premise in contrasting the metaphysical & religious experience of Moondust against the gritty NYC drug scene. The revolving first person narrative took a bit getting used to at first, but it fits perfectly with the “out-of-person” Moondust trip. Looking forward to the next installment.

I’ve been marching through bios of the U.S. Presidents in chronological order and of the 40+ read so far, Profiles in Power is definitely one of the best. What sets it apart is that Reeves puts you right next to Kennedy to see government “being made” day-in and day-out during his presidency. Much more realistic than the usual “Camelot” fairy tale, it gives a clear portrait of JFK as the man — and politician — he was. I’ll definitely include his Nixon and Reagan books on my reading list.

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