Thursday, October 27, 2016

Review of Finding Liberty


Regina Puckett

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

Time in the future, an air balloon operator finds a bundle of joy on his way as a trader while stopping for fuel. The world is sparsely populated which helps him make the decision to bring up this child.

His new parental love grows as the young lady develops. She learns his love and rules that will help her understand the world they live.

The relationships of the few characters are robust and healthy which enhanced the storyline. And, the prose moved along smoothly leading to Liberty's independence which came with a price she didn't care to pay.

A quick story, I enjoyed.

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Review of VENT


Robert K. Swisher Jr.

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

I'll give you a penny for your thoughts. No, I won't. But, Mr. Swisher Jr. in his book VENT will ask you questions you'll have to think about before answering or not. It’s up to you.

However, the questions intertwined throughout this simple, enthralling encounter of two men - one in route to the airport after a funeral and the other a well-known local character who speaks his mind. Unlike most meetings, theirs is unusual and funny.

They talked for hours about serious subjects, and not so dangerous ones. While they are conversing, the author asks your opinion about those items that will make you think.

Of course, there is no interaction with Mr. Swisher, but you'll enjoy the book if you come clean with your thoughts. And I believe you will learn something about yourself or not. It’s up to you.

Sometimes I just laughed and moved on. Other times, I stopped and thought.

I found the story enjoyable as presented and my venting along with the two characters was hilarious, compelling, and thought-provoking. I wanted to answer more questions, write my own, or write chapters in the blanks, hoping the men conversed more.

It's a new concept which kept me involved. If you want fun, purchase at Amazon:

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Review of Everyone's Crazy Except You and Me...

Everyone's Crazy Except
You and Me...And I'm Not So
Sure About You


Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

This book is enjoyable. Well, it depends if the subjects intoned within matters to you. LOL, Lionel, gotcha. Yes, the snippets of humor and personal banter are hilarious and short which the reader will love a la twenty-first century.

After reading a topic or issue stated, one can put the book down, think and mull over the item, read over, laugh again, and then move on, because of the length of each. From explaining important issues as 'Hate Crimes' to mundane 'Words Fail Me' and the subject of 'Big Foot,' you will be glued to the page.

It's fast pace and informative whether you are a Conservative or not. Lionel writes about themes we dealt with in the enjoyable time in our lives before 2008. I know he would communicate different motifs today after listening to his videos on of the political circus we are living through in 2016.

I hope he does put to pen and paper this era as he has his past. It would be just as funny or funnier. Can't wait, Mr. Author.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Review of The Confession

The Confession

John Grisham

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

To kill or not to kill is the question when it comes to violent crime. "Should the State execute a killer?" is the undercurrent of Grisham's The Confession.

Whether you agree with his philosophy or not Grisham makes a good dramatic case for his position. A man is to make the ultimate sacrifice.

A criminal walks into the office of a minister and confesses to a crime that propels this thriller forward. Deadlines have to be met and are not.

The minister and the confessor cross State's lines, and the country becomes aware of the atrocity about to happen through the efforts of a devoted lawyer. All attempts to resolve the situation is taken with negative results.

Extreme forces come alive that make the situation volatile. Churches are burned on both sides of the conflict to keep a man alive. The result is deadly and not arrived at happily. 

This book will keep you on your toes, and you keep changing the page.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

You're Stupid

Me, before going to 5th Special Force Group, Vietnam, as Operations and Intelligence Specialist in 1969.

I have been dealing with uninformed banter all my life.  

"You are stupid for voting 'None of the above.'
You're voting  Trump." A man said to me at my local bar.

Well, I am not going to give the whole conversation. But the person who called me stupid was and always is a Democrat. He was heavy on the verbiage about the Republican's nominee character but very light on the issues.

I noted that one: The Democrats and the Republicans gave us flawed candidates who were not my fault because I am an Independent voter and could not vote in the primary. He didn't know that fundamental issue - Independents are not allowed to vote in Florida primaries.

Moving on two: I think both of the candidates are flawed and would lead into war, Clinton because of her hawkish and globalist leaning, i.e., opens borders and receiving money from George Soros. The person agreed with me when I said Trump was useless and uninformed. However, he had no idea who Mr. Soros was.

Again, the man didn't know of the issues. His only basis for voting Democrat was that they were for the working man. He could not back it up with fact.

And with many women, most real issues don't matter, only the fact that Trump is a male chauvinist pig warrant attention when they vote for President of the USA.

John Kerry, a Democrat and Secretary of State, another Obama appointee said at his first meeting with the UN,
, you have a right to be stupid in the USA. He is an Elitist like his boss and Hilary Clinton if you feel Americans are stupid.

God Bless America and boy do we need it.

END of Rant.

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Review of Time and Again

Time and Again
The History Mystery, Book One

Deborah Heal

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

At eleven years old, Merrideth is going through a difficult time in her life, moving into her mother's great aunt's old house after the recent divorce of her parents. Her mother is busy with career asks for a tutor for Merrideth from a university.

Arriving at the Illinois country home is Abby, a young lady volunteering her time to help reach her goal as a teacher. She learned right away her student is intelligent but confrontative in her demeanor.

Abby does her teaching task well and sees progress in her student, with some hurdles still to overcome. While using the computer, they come across a peculiar flash from the past - a photo of the house they are in during the 1850s with living people including some famous. It's a mystery they try to unravel. 

This historic show goes into virtual reality bringing the student and teacher close together. Merrideth is more animated, learns her lessons, is friendlier towards Abby, and people in the old neighborhood. Abby meets a young man and becomes more confident in her teaching abilities.

Time and Again trilogy's book one sets the tone for some exciting conclusions. I will be looking forward to reading them.

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Review of The Good Teacher

The Good Teacher
Women of the Willow Wood - Book 1

Lorraine Carey

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

Life is not what it seems in Daniella's world. Everything is just fine, as everyone keeps on telling her. It appears that way, but some strange things are happening around her.

She is living with the man of her dreams - he has money, owns a beautiful house, a good job, and all the right physical equipment to keep her happy. Although from a poor background, her efforts have paid off after an arduous journey to becoming a respectable teacher.  

Her problems are minimal: she has a sick mother, and she is nervous about her new life as a teacher. And, she worries about her father's demise.

All does not go well at the school she is assigned. A couple of children have family problems, which she endeavors to correct leading to traumatic results. 

Because of these events, she breaks up with her lover, and her life goes into another direction with the help of an unlikely mystic Christian group.

What Daniella encounters changes her life forever. You will want to read Book 2 to find out.  

Review - Out of a Dream

Out of a Dream
Sandy Cover Series - Book One.

Rosemary Hines

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

Faith doesn't come easy. Michelle Baron from Sandy Cove, Oregon, USA is looking for "Self." You may have done that yourself. I did my searching also, but this is not about me.

Michelle's grandparents are devoted Christians; her parents are the individualist, mostly her father - a rock of a man; and she and her newlywed husband have yet to find their way.  Steve, a lawyer, is into the facts of life.

They have moved away from her family who lives in California so that Steve can fill a lucrative position. Twenty-one year old Michelle has time
on her hands, waiting for teaching college to begin.

The plot thickens: She walks into a bookstore and walks out with New Age material; an appoint to learn about herself in group sessions with a man who becomes infatuated with her; Steve discovers the Bible, and her father disappears.

Michelle's marriage, father and family wages war with the realities of their lives and who or what to put their faith. Everyones' mental battles are the centerpiece of the story.

Ms. Hine's characters are well defined, and it will be interesting to see where the family's story goes in Book Two. The novel did not overly profess the Christian faith but left you wondering if that faith is the way.

I enjoyed it with some tears for and screams at Michelle.