Thursday, May 28, 2015

Review of Round And Round

Round and Round
Written by Terry Tyler

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

 The choices one makes in one’s life will lead one in a direction one may not want to go. In Ms. Tyler’s novel Round and Round, her main character Sophie makes a life decision that sends her into what she considers to be a normal life.

Before making her decision, Sophie consults her best friend and her guarding angel aunt. The decision is made by her, and she moves on with what she feels is a safe one.

Waking up one morning, she feels unfulfilled and contemplates what would have happened if she made a different decision back then. Here is where her story comes alive in “What if” stories that have you believing that each is the real one and that what actually happened was false.

Ms. Tyler knowledge of human nature comes through in her writing. We have all at one time have looked back at our decisions and wondered if they were the right ones or not. She does her job in keeping your interest throughout.

It’s a fast read. Amazon:

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Review of Lady Star

Lady Star by
Claudy Conn

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

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 the historical note; some do not, but the language used 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, many suitors 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 midst 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 in to 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 revert 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 film ‘Funny Face,’ which I watched 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 courtship. The movie ends with all musical love stories of that era – the 40s and 50s.

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

It was a real treat for a dreary afternoon.  Amazon:

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 may be a beginning or not.

It is fast paced 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?

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