Chris' Eclectic Book Reviews

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I am a practicing attorney in Texas. Constantly sleep deprived from reading late, watching movies, I read about 125-150 books a year. I read and review mystery, horror, literary, history/biographies and some best sellers--anything that takes me into an alternative universe or makes me see the world in a different way. I post reviews on Goodreads, Booklikes, Amazon and Twitter. I am a NetGalley reader and pre-read for published authors.

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text: 2015 Top Ten List
Top 10 Favorite Books Read in 2015 (0k---it is 11 books. I couldn’t pick one to take off the list.) Come Closer by Sara ...
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My favorite historical mystery series and it keeps getting better. Seriously, this series demonstrates how a historical myste...
Inspector of the Dead - David Morrell
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Masterful homage to Frankenstein and all things gothic. Is there anyone who writes gothic stories better than Zafon? I don’t ...
Marina - Carlos Ruiz Zafón
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I enjoyed this one better than Mr. Mercedes, which I thought was (more than) a bit contrived. I found the whole concept of ...
Finders Keepers: A Novel - Stephen King
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This book creeped me out. That coming from someone who lives on a steady diet of horror. If you love horror, you have to r...
Come Closer - Sara Gran
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reviewed: A Simple Heart
Flaubert may be my all time favorite writer. I remember going to D.C. a few years back and having a few hours to kill befo...
A Simple Heart (Little Black Classics #45) - Gustave Flaubert
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This is one crazy ride, Lee Thompson doesn’t just look down on people he gets in amongst their wretched and dysfunctional sad...
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First rate collection of short stories by a master. I was a little disappointed at the lack of straight out horror stories ...
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories - Stephen King
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December 2015
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I received an advance copy of this novel from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is my ...
The Islanders - Pascal Garnier
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What makes Gary Fry special in the world of dark fiction writing is that he resides in Whitby and as any connoisseur of horro...