Sunday, May 24, 2015

Review of Lady Star

Lady Star by
Claudy Conn

Reviewed by Roy Murry, author

Ah, yes, an English Era Romance novel is predictable. I need not say more to those who love them.

To those who haven’t read one, I say, “You don’t know what you are missing.” Some have historical note; some do not, but the language usage is interesting to muddle through.

In Lady Star, you get what you pay for – a love story. However, Claudy Conn gives you more than you expect from the run of the mill man meets girl tit for tat encounter.

Here, there are many suitors who have somewhat good intentions. Lady Star has mixed emotions about the chosen one.

The mental foreplay of the main characters is unconventional for the era that the story is written in, which I found enjoyable. A bit of adventure is added to the mix, making the outcome unpredictable in this case.

I will most likely return to read another of Ms. Conn’s novels.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Review of The African Queen

The African Queen

With Humphrey Bogart  
Katharine Hepburn

In the mist of war, sometimes strange bedfellows meet. The Africa Queen is a boat that brings two unlikely people together.

The man, Bogart, a small boat captain, and Hepburn, a Christian teacher come together in the middle of an African conflict brought on by the World War II conflict. They join to avoid the German intrusion into their life.

The two, after personality conflicts, become lovers, and the whole complexion of their survival is strengthened by their love for each other. Both have strong personalities that come across on the screen in superb acting.

Only these two actors could pull off this adventure into the African wild. Humphrey Bogart was nominated for Best Actor by the Academy and Katharine Hepburn was nominated for Best Actress. Bogart won the award; Hepburn lost to A Streetcar Named Desire’s Vivian Leigh.

 I have seen both and I disagree with the Academy Award. Katharine Hepburn should have won the award.


Sunday, May 17, 2015

Review of Wild Child

Wild Child
By Mike Wells

Reviewed by Roy Murry

When a young man is smitten with a young woman and she knows it, she can get him to do almost anything. In Mike Wells’ Wild Child, a young man is talked into a situation he is uncomfortable with. Because of his relationship with his female friend, he gives into her wishes.

Their adventure turns into a disaster. She is missing for a period of time and returns out of the green blue water unhealthy. They return to the source of her unpredictable evolution and she is revitalized.

To stay healthy, she must return to the source. This happens a few times, where it becomes the reason for her vitality and continuation of living that is being challenged by society.

The story is unpredictable and is an easy fast read. Mike Wells keeps you thinking what will happen next. A quick poolside afternoon read that will entice into buying the second book in the series immediately on your Kindle as I did.  


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Review: Funny Face

Funny Face
(The Movie)

Elegance is the word that comes to mind when I think of Audrey Hepburn. In the movie ‘Funny Face,’ which I watch on TCM the other day, she co-stars with another icon of the industry Fred Astaire.

Watching it, I could only think that we need more movies that entertain us. There are only a few I can think of but won’t mention them here.

Audrey’s elegant but funny face gets her into a situation she wasn’t anticipating, becoming a model. She agrees after listening to Fred’s character’s telling her she can reach her goal of going to Paris.

If you didn’t know, this is a love story with all the conflicts or the learning one goes through in a courtship. The movie ends as all musical love stories of that era – 40s and 50s.

The music is enticing and the dancing Fred Astaire’s best. Audrey keeps up. They dance off into the moon light.

It was real treat from a boring afternoon.  Amazon:  or pay for view.    

Review of Daniel Jones - Doom

Daniel Jones – Doom

By Mark King

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

Mr. King’s SiFi kept me on the edge of my seat as its first in the series FRENZY did. However, Daniel Jones – Doom can be read on its own. I had the enjoyment of reading both.

What one believes in and the real facts of life are in conflict in both books. Belief in “A God” and “A Here After,” are the crux of most religions. In Doom, this philosophy is what keeps the common man in line and leads them to their Doom.

Daniel and his friends know the real facts of their lives’ existence, which is so hideous the common man in his brainwashed state denies. Daniel’s group strives to help free them from their fate called Achievement Day which is a misnomer.   

In trying to save his father’s life from an Achievement Day function, Daniel and friends go through adventures that must be overcome to meet their goal - to live their lives free of an imposed deity whose origin is alien to earth. These detours will lead you to the end which maybe a beginning or not.

Fast pace and thrilling, Mr. King does his job by keeping you involved. He leaves you wanting to know: What will happen next? I do. How about you?

Monday, April 27, 2015

Non Review of Trash

Book not finished.

I read a book last week which was probably the 162 book I have read for review.

I will not name the author of or the title of the novel. If I did name names and review this manuscript, it would be all negative.

Either the author did not get the proper training or was put on the wrong track by uninformed advisers.

I completed the story of a woman who slept with the milkman for dairy products she could not afford. She slept with a teenage gardener, because she loved his body and didn’t have the money to pay him. And she had sex with the Fedex man to get her free deliveries.

Then she fell in love with a police officer because he was attentive but continued he sex ventures with her debtors. Obviously this woman character and the female author are disturbed. The character, according to the author, had a tough life which led to her whore-ship.

You’ll never know the author or the title unless you have access to my Amazon purchases.

Sorry, there is no review this week, because what I read was trash.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Review of Cutting Edge

Cutting Edge, A Love Story

Starring D.B. Sweeney and Mora Kelly

I have watched this movie a number of times and still enjoyed the ending. The story up to it is conflict between the two partnered figure skaters who are put together because of their situations.

Mora plays a spoiled prime Doña of the figure skating world and Sweeney’s character is an unwanted hockey player. Their personalities conflict at the beginning into a rivalry to show which is best.

When the respect of each other’s abilities leads to love, they have a major conflict. They each realize their need for one another which leads to a climatic end result.

On the ice, they find each other with a joining result after each finds the best in each other.

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