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Geek Mafia

by Rick Dakan

It always amazes me that there is such an vast gap between professional and amateur writing. There is a decent plot and story, here, but it would have benefitted a great deal from an editor and a few revisions. The characters are inconsistent, and the dialogue between them is plain awful, cliched, unauthentic, uninteresting and at times, lacking any semblance of conflict. The protagonist is the weakest I have ever read, and instead of driving the story, gets dragged around by his johnson while his love interest ignores, patronizes and condescends to him. How can I get on board with a hero who is merely a puppy dog, seemingly incapable of making a decision for himself? The author prefers to let his characters vomit out unnecessary and trivial details of their behind-the-scene contributions to the plotlines in the story. We get it - you've thought every detail through. That doesn't mean we want to know every detail, because the unnecessary detail KILLS the story's flow. Likewise, just because you think your character might have an interesting back-story doesn't mean you need to spend an entire chapter explaining it in detail. There are better ways to develop your characters. What's worse, he uses the OLDEST cliche in the book: the villian who goes into unnecessary detail explaining their sinister plan to the heros. Give me a freakin' break, Scooby Doo. I think I'll skip the sequel.

Reviewed on 2011.11.04

The Necessity of Atheism

by Dr. D.M. Brooks

This is not really a book about Atheism. It's a book about organized religion. I was hoping to find a book to learn more about atheists, but instead this was merely a book BY an atheist about things I already knew.

Reviewed on 2011.11.04

Twenty Years at Hull House

by Jane Addams

One the community development side of planning, but critically important, no less.

Reviewed on 2010.10.07

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