Book Reviews

Drinking in America: Our Secret History by Susan Cheever. Review posted Oct. 29, 2015

The Soul’s Code by James Hillman. Review posted September 25, 2014

Awakening Joy by James Baraz. Review posted August 16, 2014

Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta. Review posted June 4, 2014

It’s In His Kiss by Vickie Lester. Review posted May 19, 2014

The Diamond Age: Or a Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer by Neal Stephenson. Review posted April 7, 2014

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams. Review posted March 18, 2014

by all means A ZEN CAUTIONARY TALE by Edward Espe Brown. Review posted March 14, 2014

The Eye of God by James Rollins. Review posted November 4, 2013

Mad Mouse by Chris Grabenstein.  Review posted September 6, 2013

Tilt A Whirl by Chris Grabenstein. Review posted September 1, 2013

The English Girl by Daniel Silva:  an audiobook review.  Review posted August 27, 2013

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. Review posted July 29, 2013

The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer. Review posted July 1, 2013

Inferno by Dan Brown. Review posted May 26, 2013

Save the Cat Goes to the Movies by Blake Snyder. Review posted
April 7, 2013  http://wp.me/pYql4-395

Skinwalkers by Tony Hillerman. Review posted March 30, 2013
http://wp.me/pYql4-37e

Alex Cross, Run by James Patterson. Review posted March 21, 2013
http://wp.me/pYql4-35e

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Review posted February 24, 2013
http://wp.me/pYql4-2YK

Once Upon a Time by Max Luthi. Review posted February 5, 2013
http://wp.me/pYql4-2TI

The Psychology of Superheroes. Robin Rosenberg, ed.. Review posted, Jan. 29, 2013
http://wp.me/pYql4-2SF

The Annotated Wind in the Willows. Annie Gauger, ed.. Review posted, Jan. 25, 2013
http://wp.me/pYql4-2QU

The White Forest by Adam McOmber. Review posted, Jan. 5, 2013
http://wp.me/pYql4-2LH

The Yule Lads: Icelandic Christmas Folklore. Review posted, Dec. 10, 2012
http://wp.me/pYql4-2D9

Tales of the Elves by Anna Asjornsdottir and Florence Thibault.
Review posted, December 2, 2012 http://wp.me/pYql4-2BG

The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism by Andrew Bacevich. Review posted, August 21, 2012 http://wp.me/pYql4-2kX

The Prophet by Michael Koryta.. Review posted, August 11, 2012
http://wp.me/pYql4-2jF

Some of my favorite English books. Posted, August 2, 2012
http://wp.me/pYql4-2gB

The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King. Review posted, May 10, 2012
http://wp.me/pYql4-23J

Once Upon a Midlife by Allen Chinen. Review posted, April 2, 2012
http://wp.me/pYql4-1V3

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. Review posted, March 8, 2012
http://wp.me/pYql4-1NS

Life: The Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality by Neal Gabler. Review posted, March 1, 2012
http://wp.me/pYql4-1Mp

The Shape-Changer’s Wife by Sharon Shinn. Review posted, Feb. 24, 2012
http://wp.me/pYql4-1KR

King of Morning, Queen of Day by Ian McDonald. Review posted, Feb. 17, 2012
http://wp.me/pYql4-1JM

Gaia’s Secret by Barbara Kloss. Review posted, Feb. 13, 2012
http://wp.me/pYql4-1II

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.  Review posted, Jan. 20, 2012
http://wp.me/pYql4-1Dh

Save the Cat by Blake Snyder.  Review posted, Jan. 9, 2012
http://wp.me/pYql4-1BC

The King and the Corpse by Heinrich Zimmer, Part One. Review posted, Dec. 16, 2011
http://wp.me/pYql4-1vt

The King and the Corpse by Heinrich Zimmer, Part Two. Review posted, Dec. 19, 2011
http://wp.me/pYql4-1vJ

Washington’s Crossing by David Hackett Fischer. Review posted, October 7, 2011
https://thefirstgates.com/2011/10/07/washingtons-crossing-by-david-hackett-fischer-a-book-review/

Petroplague by Amy Rogers. Review posted September 13, 2011
https://thefirstgates.com/2011/09/13/petroplague-by-amy-rogers-a-book-review/

Bird by Bird and Other Writings by Anne Lamott. Review posted Aug. 28, 2011
https://thefirstgates.com/2011/08/29/bird-by-bird-and-other-writing-by-anne-lamott/

The Magicians by Lev Grossman. Review posted August 17. 2011
https://thefirstgates.com/2011/08/17/the-magicians-by-lev-grossman-a-book-review/

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame – An Appreciation. Posted Aug. 8, 2011
http://wp.me/pYql4-19a

Three Requirements of a Book Review (?). Posted July 29, 2011
https://thefirstgates.com/2011/07/29/three-requirements-of-a-book-review/

The Emerald Atlas by John Stepens.  Review posted June 8, 2011.
https://thefirstgates.com/2011/06/08/the-emerald-atlas-by-john-stephens-a-book-review/

A Job From Hell by Jade Scott. Review posted May 25, 2011
https://thefirstgates.com/2011/05/25/a-job-from-hell-by-jayde-scott-book-review/

First Family by David Baldacci. Review posted May 9, 2011
https://thefirstgates.com/2011/05/09/first-family-by-david-baldacci-a-book-review/

Tony Hillerman: An Appreciation. Posted May 6, 2011
https://thefirstgates.com/2011/05/06/tony-hillerman-an-appreciation/

Hollowland by Amanda Hocking. Review posted April 18, 2011
https://thefirstgates.com/2011/04/18/hollowland-by-amanda-hocking-a-book-review/

Gone for Good by Harlan Coben.  Review posted April 15, 2011
https://thefirstgates.com/2011/04/15/gone-for-good-by-harlan-coben/

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.  Review posted April 7, 2011
https://thefirstgates.com/2011/04/07/the-hunger-games-by-suzanne-collins/

The Tassajara Bread Book by Edward Espe Brown.  Review posted March 21, 2011
https://thefirstgates.com/2011/03/21/the-tassajara-bread-book/

Young Adult Vs. Middle Grade Fantasy.  Includes reviews of The Sisters Grimm by Michael Buckley, Inkheart by Cornelia Funke, and The Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black.  Review posted Feb. 17, 2011.
https://thefirstgates.com/2011/02/17/young-adult-vs-middle-grade-fantasy/

The Cypress House by Michael Koryta.  Review posted Feb. 3, 2011.
https://thefirstgates.com/2011/02/03/the-cypress-house-by-michael-koryta/

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton.  Review posted Jan. 3, 2011.
https://thefirstgates.com/2011/01/03/the-forgotten-garden-by-kate-morton/

Rebel Buddha:  On the Road to Freedom by Dzogchen Ponlop.  Review posted Dec. 29, 2010
https://thefirstgates.com/2010/12/29/rebel-buddha-on-the-road-to-freedom-by-dzogchen-ponlop/

A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas.  Review posted Dec. 25, 2010.
https://thefirstgates.com/2010/12/25/a-childs-christmas-in-wales-by-dylan-thomas/

The Dream-Maker’s Magic by Sharon Shinn.  Review posted Dec. 10, 2010.
https://thefirstgates.com/2010/12/10/the-dream-makers-magic/

So Cold the River by Michael Koryta.  Review posted Oct. 4, 2010.
https://thefirstgates.com/2010/10/04/more-on-so-cold-the-river/

Angelology by Danielle Trussoni. Review posted Aug. 4, 2010.
https://thefirstgates.com/2010/08/04/angels-among-us/

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  2. SoundEagle says:

    You must be a veteran expert reviewer by now. That is quite a substantial list of books that you have reviewed.

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