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Thrillmeister & Societal Fortune Teller: Revisiting Ira Levin

I recently read Ira Levin’s 1967 newborn-Devil, Satanic horror classic Rosemary’s Baby for the first time; I barely put it down for two days straight. It led me to watch the Criterion Collection 1968 film version, starring Mia Farrow and Supporting Actress … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Farm by Tom Rob Smith

Who Can You Trust? Daniel, the narrator of Tom Rob Smith’s first stand-alone psychological thriller The Farm (after the Child 44 trilogy), is a somewhat unsuccessful landscape designer in London. He thinks that his parents are retired landscape retailers now … Continue reading

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Book Review: Worth Dying For – A Reacher Novel by Lee Child

Vigilante? Readers looking for a fast-paced, intricately plotted thriller in the series format need very much to read one of Lee Child’s Reacher novels. Jack Reacher is a retired military cop who’s become a wanderer (not a vagrant, though close, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The simple truth by David Baldacci

Supreme Thriller David Baldacci almost always delivers in his various series fictions. This time out his 1998 thriller is a stand-alone that brings together his themes of government corruption and secrecy and the power of the individual to overcome it. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Fifth Assassin by Brad Meltzer

Brad Meltzer’s The Fifth Assassin is the the second book in the Culper Ring Trilogy.  The Culper Ring was introduced in the trilogy’s first book, The Inner Circle, which I reviewed in September 2011. The Culper Ring started during the … Continue reading

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