Category Archives: Action

Loaded: A Misadventure on the Marijuana Trail by Robert Sabbag

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in trade), 341 pages, 2002 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I found a hardcover copy up for offer in the bargain section of an on-line site, and remembered how popular it had been when I … Continue reading

Watch Your Back! by Donald E. Westlake

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in mass market), 310 pages, 2005 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: It looked like it would be fun in an Ocean’s Eleven kind of way. Synopsis: It’s bad guy vs. bad guy vs. bad guy … Continue reading

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in mass market), 399 pages, 1995 Rating: 10/10 Reason for Reading: Pullman’s trilogy got mentioned a lot when Harry Potter was brought up, and a girl needs something to tide her over until the sixth … Continue reading

Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in trade), 389 pages, 2004 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I love Fforde, and if reading his Thursday Next stories is as close as I can come to living inside a book, I will be … Continue reading

Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination by Helen Fielding

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in trade), 306 pages, 2004 Rating: 6/10 Reason for Reading: I enjoyed Fielding’s sense of humour in the Bridget Jones books. Synopsis: Olivia Joules is a bottom-of-the-barrel journalist who is often accused of relying more … Continue reading

Run Jane Run by Maureen Tan

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Mass market, 292 pages, 1999 Rating: 4/10 Reason for Reading: I just grabbed it an random at the library. I always need to be reading a small mass market paperback so I can take it with me … Continue reading