Reviews by Fred Kiesche

Smugglers' Reef

by John Blaine

I'm very glad to see these coming back into "print" (and hope the first volumes make it here soon). I read about half the series as a kid, they were more "restrained" than Tom Swift, Jr. (fewer inventions, for example) and were fun since Ric's base was an island off of New Jersey (where I grew up and still live).

Mysterious goings-on on the Jersey shore. Even better than that stupid reality series!

Reviewed on 2010.08.11

Three Men in a Boat

by Jerome K. Jerome

Hilarious stuff, especially for anybody who has ever "roughed it" (even with today's equipment). I went camping this weekend and had brought this book along. We set up in the pouring rain, went to bed wet, and woke up to sunshine. When I started reading this, I couldn't stop laughing from Jerome's descriptions of various bits. The pineapple tin is priceless!

Reviewed on 2010.07.25

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