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The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica: A Book Review by Richard Cummings

the-other-mrs-review-richard-cummingsIn this review of The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica, I’ll tell you why this book may leave you feeling either deceived, scared, or intrigued. Or perhaps all three…

I chose to read The Other Mrs because it kept popping up in my Amazon recommendations list. You know the one. Where it says “Customers who read this book also read”. It looks like this:

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Book Review: The Wives by Tarryn Fisher

book-review-the-wives-tarryn-fisher-by-richard-cummings-In this book review of The Wives by Tarryn Fisher, I’ll tell you three things: Why you’ll like it, why it will annoy you, and why it may surprise you.

First, let me confess a disservice I’ve done to Tarryn Fisher, the author of The Wives. I typically do not read books of a similar genre consecutively. I find this unfair to the second undertaking. It’s as if you’ve just scratched an itch that you’ve had for a long time… the second scratch will will never feel as good as the first.

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Book Review: The Last Trial by Scott Turow

scott-turow-the-last-trial-review - richard-cummingsWhen I saw that Scott Turow had released a new book entitled The Last Trial, I felt like an old friend was coming to town and I looked forward to their arrival with pleasant anticipation.

I’m grateful to Scott Turow every time he writes a book — they arrive too infrequently and pass too quickly.

It all began back in 1987 with Presumed Innocent, a legal thriller with just the right proportion of character development, plot intrigue, and great writing. I was equally absorbed by his follow-up The Burden of Proof and then found myself looking forward to each new release by Scott Turow.

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Normal People By Sally Rooney: A Book Review by Richard Cummings

normal-people-sally-rooney-review-richard-cummingsThe very reason I chose to read Normal People by Sally Rooney was the ordinary title — definitely not click bait!

Of course, I put more in my decision to read a book than a quick glance at the title but it was initially the title of Sally Rooney’s book — Normal People — that interested me.

I guess I had a contrarian thought after seeing the title: any author that takes such a big risk with an unappealing title must know the inner-beauty of their work.

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A Review of Camino Winds by John Grisham

camino-winds-review-richard-cummingsIn this review of Camino Winds by John Grisham, I might tell you what you do not want to hear but I will also tell you something else that you do want to hear – you will enjoy this book!

Often, I tell my readers why I chose a book. A book is always a time commitment and so we want to choose wisely.

No such decision making process is required when a new John Grisham book comes out — I will read it.

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Book Review: Due Process by Scott Pratt

book-review-due-process-scott-pratt-by-richard-cummingsI generally avoid series books with a recurring protagonist and, in this review of Due Process by Scott Pratt, we’ll see if this avoidance is justified.

Why do I avoid series books?

I suppose I tend to see series books like endless movie sequels — products of lazy minds who want to earn big money with audience familiarity.

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Book Review: Oona Out of Order

Book Review: Oona Out of Order

Book Review: Oona Out of OrderWe learn a lot about ourselves from the books we read and the books we choose. In this book review of Oona Out Of Order, we’ll see what revelations await.

I put in a decent amount of time selecting the books I choose to read.

As you may have read in my other book reviews, I commit to finishing every book that I start. Once the first sentence is consumed, I’m in it regardless, much like the youthfully naive bride and groom at the altar.

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Top Movies Of Kevin Bacon [List Updated 2020]

Top-Movies-Of-Kevin-BaconMany out there want to know the top movies of Kevin Bacon and this page will satisfy your curiosity and then some.

I have a 2020 updated list of Kevin Bacon movies and you may be surprised to find that the movie Kevin Bacon is most noted for — Footloose — doesn’t even crack the top 10!

What’s with the interest in the best movies of Kevin Bacon?

Well, many of you probably like Kevin Bacon and simply have an interest in his films. The fact that it seems like that he’s been around forever has many asking just how many movies has Kevin Bacon been in?
This extended career has led to a very fun game (with the right people) called “6 Degrees From Kevin Bacon“.

If you have lived on another planet, this game is a variation on the notion of 6 Degrees of Separation whereby you can connect yourself to anybody in the world within 6 people.

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Saint X by Alexis Schaitkin: A Book Review

saint-x-by-Alexis-Schaitkin-book-reviewIn this book review of Saint X, I’ll tell you why this is a book that gets better after it begins but won’t leave you disappointed when it ends.

Wait, you ask, does that mean that Saint X has an awesome ending and I won’t be disappointed or does it mean I won’t be disappointed when it ends because I’ll finally be done with it?

Well, just as you won’t win the stuffed animal until you make the basket, you won’t know the answer to that question until you get to the end.

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The Upside Movie Review by Richard Cummings

the-upside-movie-reviewThere is no downside to seeing The Upside.

As with most movies, I did little due diligence prior to seeing The Upside so I would not have any prejudices entering the film.

However, I couldn’t avoid two inescapable thoughts prior to seeing the movie:  Bryan Cranston never disappoints and Kevin Hart is a much better actor than a comedian (more on that in a bit).  Also, throw in some Nicole Kidman and we might have ourselves a decent viewing experience.

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