Saturday, December 10, 2011

Get Rich Click by Marc Ostrofsky

Genre: Non-Fiction/How to guide
Pages: Hard Cover
Rating: 6 JAGS
Get Rich Click by Marc Ostrofsky is a guide and nothing else. Marc offers information to navigate online to teach you how to make money using the internet.  Simple to use and explained in plain English, Get Rich Click helps make clear all the jargon associated with making money on the web.
What you will not find in these pages is a practical “1…2…3 step by step” guide to help you set up an online presence to make money. Instead, Marc Ostrofsky instructs you in the basics and directs you in a general way towards web based opportunities that are available.
Informative resource for anyone who has a basic understanding of computers and the internet, but falls short in actual “How to” in any clear way to actually make money. The stories or studies of people who succeeded with making money on the internet are vague and general.  As with any business venture, hard work and determination will help you succeed.
Great book if you want an introduction to making money with the internet. For more of an in-depth, or step by step guide, I suggest looking somewhere else.  

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Altar of Bones by Philip Carter

Little was to be desired while reading this book. Long, drawn out, overly detailed, Altar of Bones left little for the imagination in what is defined as a “real page turner”. New York bestselling author Greg Iles, reviews Altar of Bones as; “Dan Brown meets Robert Ludlum…Gripping, incredibly fast-paced.” Did he even read this book? It was more like Dan Brown meets Jackie Collins, meets dime-store harlequin romance novels.
A priceless artifact from early Russian history allies two strangers across the globe in a race against evil forces and a conspiracy to large for anyone hero. 645 pages of a drawn out game of cat and mouse, Altar of Bones has 200 pages of needles detail. Any further description of this story would read the few chances this book will get picked up.
Fortunately, did not spend $9.99 US dollars, so I have at least something positive to say about this book. Philip Carter is a pseudonym for an internationally renowned author who should stick to penning novels under his own name, because at least here he can still sell books by name recognition.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Gideon’s Sword by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

Gideon’s Sword summed up in one word; Predictable.  The story starts out by introducing Gideon Crew and the death of his father that young 12 year old Gideon witnessed. Forever haunted by that one moment, Gideon vows revenge one person that took his father and ultimately his family away from him…all that just in the first few chapters.
Gideon’s unorthodox methods are noticed by a private contracting firm working closely with Homeland Security and ask Gideon, to track down a rouge scientist who is defecting to the United States from China with plans that might tip the power for world domination. Little does Gideon know, several governments want what he has yet to uncover.
Gideon's Sword is not worth the wait. Not even worth the purchase.  Recommend purchasing from used discount bin or rescue from neighborhood book burning. Waste of time unless you are desperate and have nothing else to read.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Where have all the leaders gone? By Lee Iacocca/Catherine Whitney

“Where have all the leaders gone?” should be a must read before the all citizens of the United States head to the election booth in the coming year.  A candid look at the current state of our nation from one of America’s revolutionary CEO’s of the auto industry, Lee Iacocca draws from years of experience spanning many living Presidents. Lee Iacocca touches on subjects ranging from The Patriot Act, Democracy in the Middle East and the declining manufacturing in the US.
Originally dated before the 2008 election, the points made in this book are still valid today and should be addressed in the coming 2012 GOP primary and eventually the Presidential race. Iacocca delivers a simple and interesting approach at getting America back to work and on top as the world’s leading producer.  
“Where have all the leaders gone?” reminds us the limitless potential of the American spirit and how its own greatness will help right the course for the working class to reconnect with the American Dream.  The questions Lee Iacocca purposes offer simple ways to question our leaders about the decisions they are making and if it is what is right by the American people.

Friday, November 11, 2011

The Hound of the D’Urbervilles by Kim Newman

When it comes to The Hound of the D’Urbervilles, quite honestly, I am on the fence. A HUGE, HUGE fan of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes series since as early as I can remember, I was ecstatic when I came across this story of Holmes’s arch-enemy, Professor Moriarty and this revamped version told from the most popular criminal genius in literature.  In the end, I only enjoyed 4 out of the 7 stories, and even then I was left wanting more.
The stories are mirrored like the Sherlock trilogy, told from the point of view from Moriarty’s partner in crime and 2nd in command, Colonel Moran.  Instead of the inner workings and quasi intellectual behavior we read in Watson’s chronicles of Holmes, Moran takes center stage in most of the tale and little is mentioned of Professor Moriarty and his consulting circle of crime.
Hats off to Kim Newman and her attempt at recreating magic with a popular character from literature in The Hound of the D'Urbervilles, but in the end, the idea was there, but the execution was off the mark.