What's Going On Here?

There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

What's the Big Deal?

The reviews on amazon for D.C. Dead were terrible. I'm not saying this book is any more than what I always say the Stone Barrington books are: Private and Privilege for adults, but a lot of the reviews claim that Woods' books have gone down hill. I actually don't remember them being any better than they are now. I started reading them maybe twenty years ago, so maybe I am just forgetting, but to me, they were all was just candy, guilty-pleasure fantasy. When were they more than that? Sure, Chiefs was awesome, I read that when I was twelve or thirteen and loved it, but that was the last time I remember thinking, "Man, Stuart Woods, what a good book you wrote!"
In this installment, there's plenty of Dino and a decent amount of Holly Baker, and a touch of the ever-annoying Lance Cabot. I was sad that there weren't any appearances by Dino's son and Stone's son. I hope they get their own series, too.
Holly calls Dino and Stone to D.C. to investigate a year-old murder suicide. There's a lot of bad behavior, high-end food and hotels, and the usual cheese. Pretty stand Woods and I'm looking forward to the next package!

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