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The Man Who Evolved

by Edmond Hamilton

Was suprised at this, because having read Hamilton's great novel on here I expected this to be better. Sadly, it seemed rushed, ill-thought out and too pulpish for my liking. You can see what's coming, and the characters are badly drawn. Seems the author just wanted to pass on his message/idea on evolution and that kind of ruined what might have been a better story.

Reviewed on 2010.09.27

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An enjoyable read, even for a non-runner. I enjoy Brad's witty writing style. Each secton documents lessons to be gained. A message of perseverance threads its way througout. There is an implied encouragement to "run with patience the race set before us".

Reviewed on 2010.04.22

The Escape of Mr. Trimm

by Irvin S. Cobb

There are at least 6 stories here with a modest link in that they all involve some kind of crime, and therefore qualify as mystery stories. All are very well written, though the ending on the last one left me shaking my head, looking for the next paragraph. All in all, well worth reading and now I am looking for more by Mr Cobb.

Reviewed on 2010.04.11

Average Jones

by Samuel Hopkins Adams

Curious concept- idle man gets involved as an advisor and in the process solves crimes, brings families back together, does all kinds of things. Still, an interesting read and credible once his occupation is accepted.

Reviewed on 2010.03.19

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