Reviews by juicecat

Gladiator

by Philip Wylie

This was an excellent book. The main character become more conflicted as the story moves on and the reader is drawn more and more into the plight of a person who would seem to have everything. Highly recommended!

Reviewed on 2010.06.21

Tarzan of the Apes

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

I agree with the other reviewers - this book has not lost anything with time. It is a great adventure novel and seems remarkably violent for the era in which it was written. Highly recommended!

Reviewed on 2010.03.31

The Gloved Hand

by Burton E. Stevenson

Decent murder mystery involving yogis, hypnotism, crystals and other scary (for 1913) New Age stuff. The amateur sleuths are a former cop turned newspaper reporter and a lawyer.

There are some interesting scenes including a coroner's inquest held on the front lawn of the newspaperman's house only a short time after the murder victim was discovered.

There is another instance where the protagonists debunk the budding science of fingerprinting by showing how fingerprints can be duplicated with the aid of some chemicals and rubber gloves.

The only disappointment came near the end when the author sets up a sequel that may or may not have been written.

Still, this was a decent read for fans of the more genteel style of murder mystery.

Reviewed on 2010.03.16

Deadwood Dick, The Prince of the Road

by Edward L. Wheeler

Chock full of stereotypical Western characters and in no way historically accurate, this book is nevertheless fun to read. The author had never been anywhere near the Black Hills or Deadwood area and probably got his information from equally inaccurate newspaper and magazine accounts of the gold rush of 1876. However, it is impressive that Wheeler wrote these tales when Deadwood was just forming. His descriptions of life out West certainly must have fired the imaginations of future writers of the genre.

Reviewed on 2010.02.26

more reviews ->

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Featured Books

Cover image for manybooks.net - Reviewed Titles

Valkyrie's Vengeance

Loki's Wolves Book 0
Melissa Snark

Fans of paranormal and urban fantasy will enjoy... Read more

Cover image for manybooks.net - Reviewed Titles

Helga: Out of Hedgelands

Wood Cow Chronicles Book 1
Rick Johnson

VOLUME ONE in the WOOD COW CHRONICLES series. <... Read more

Cover image for manybooks.net - Reviewed Titles

The Titan Drowns: Time Travel Romance

New Atlantis Time Travel Romance Book 6
Nhys Glover

2013 SFR GALAXY AWARD WINNER

"Heroism and... Read more

Cover image for manybooks.net - Reviewed Titles

Mademoiselle At Arms

A Georgian Romance
Elizabeth Bailey

Set in the late Georgian era, Elizabeth Bailey’... Read more

Cover image for manybooks.net - Reviewed Titles

Chausiku

Nightmare of the Clans Book One
Pamela E. Cash

There are six secret clans across the world–Afr... Read more

Cover image for manybooks.net - Reviewed Titles

The Tales of Tim Hurtletuta - New Beginnings

Tales of Tim Hurtletuta Series, Book 1
Matthew James Wilkins

"Tim Hurtletuta has forgotten something. He can... Read more

Cover image for manybooks.net - Reviewed Titles

After the Cure

Deirdre Gould

Eight years ago the December Plague swept throu... Read more

Cover image for manybooks.net - Reviewed Titles

The Unveiling

Book One (Age of Faith 1)
Tamara Leigh

12th century England: Two men vie for the thron... Read more

Cover image for manybooks.net - Reviewed Titles

Healing Her Heart

Crystal Lake Series Book 1
Laura Scott

Dr. Gabe Allen has a rule about dating colleagues... Read more

Cover image for manybooks.net - Reviewed Titles

Never A Choice

The Choices Trilogy #1
Dee Palmer

Bethany Thorne has secrets and she’s told a few... Read more

(Promote your book here)

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy