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review 2019-02-10 17:12
The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South - Radley Balko,Tucker Carrington

You will never look at science the same way after reading this book. Even if you know that the shows like C.S.I. are science fairy tales what Balko and Carrington chronicle isn't so much a miscarriage of justice but a deliberate hoodwinking by a group of men (the two in the title are the most important but hardly the only ones) who didn't give a damn about the truth because those accused were poor, or black or the forgotten or all three.

The book focuses on Mississippi and two men who were supposedly "science experts" were anything but. Because of a variety of factors - from judges and the public who don't know or are misinformed, too science groups that slap on wrists, to racism - lives were badly effected and harmed by these two men.

You will, as the book itself notes, want to throw it across the room. But it is an important read because it disabuses (with footnotes) several myths and images readers have about science and crime.

And makes a case for getting rid of elected coroners.

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review 2019-02-06 02:47
Finding a way beyond ego and secrets.
Teaching Tucker - Jillian Quinn

It took me a while to like Tucker as he was too self-centered. As he learned to look beyond himself to fix their situation, I came to care about him. Samantha was such a hard worker, intelligent, and trying to overcome her hard life. There was a point that I leaned more toward Tucker because of Sam's secrets. There were touching moments as well as some steamy scenes. Overall, I enjoyed the story.

I received an ARC through Enticing Journey Book Promotions, and this is my unsolicited review.

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review 2018-12-06 19:58
Take it or leave it? I'll leave it, thanks.
Tucker Grizzwell's Worst Week Ever - Bill Schorr,Ralph Smith

Tucker Grizzwell's Worst Week Ever by Bill Schorr and Ralph Smith was borne from a comic strip and is (supposedly) aimed at children. However, I found it to be so full of word play and puns that I think it would be better suited to an adult audience. In my opinion, it was a little too densely packed with jokes to the point of being somewhat annoying and obnoxious. This wasn't marketed as a collection of comic strips but it was lacking in a coherent plot beyond the bare bones 'lesson learned' tale of a cub realizing that adults may not necessarily have all of the answers to the world's questions. 

 

Apologies for the shortness of this review but some books don't lend themselves to a lengthy analysis especially when they're so middle of the road like this one. 2/10

 

 

Sorry this isn't clearer and easier to read. :-/ [The Phoenixed Forums]

 

What's Up Next: Peanuts Vol. 9 by Charles Schulz (and others)

 

What I'm Currently Reading: Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond

 

Source: readingfortheheckofit.blogspot.com
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review 2018-10-25 14:40
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There - Catherynne M. Valente,S.J. Tucker
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-Cycle

I will start by saying that I enjoyed the audiobook of this one better than the first. The first audiobook was narrated by the author, a quality that I usually very much enjoy as the author has insight the reader doesn't and it comes across in the way they read, which is a real treat. However, I really disliked Valente's reading of the first book. It was rather dull and monotonous. This one was read by S. J. Tucker who gave a much more lively reading of the book, which made me engage with it more.

The story itself was similar to the first with lots of random encounters and weird adventures. Great descriptions and world building but very slow on the plot. I think one of the main things I don't like about Valente's stories is the amount of backstories she includes. Almost always within five minutes of encountering a new character, the reader is barraged with that character's life story. While this can be interesting, the fact that it happens every single time is a bit annoying. It would have been nice if Valente parsed through her ideas and included the really interesting ones or those pertinent to the plot. Reading the book, it seems the Valente wanted to build up a whole world and didn't care much about the actual story. 

Overall, a good read. The library has the third audiobook (read by the author- we'll see how that goes) so I will continue the series, but not sure if I will finish it. It is an interesting series, but I don't love it.
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review 2018-09-28 21:44
Deadlands Square
Into the Vampire City - Phil Tucker

This is one of those books that you wanted to be better.  The heroine is a poc, she is not in a love triangle, and she is pretty determined.  The vampires are bloodthirsty, and the alternate American states and the vampire work.

 

The thing is when Selah discovers her power - her acceptable of the strange thing occurs in less than a finger snap.  She becomes a somewhat different person.  It isn't a smooth transition and is somewhat jarring.

 

Yet, the book is fun.

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