The book is a fascinating look at urban planning (or lack thereof in some respects) from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries in America's largest city - New York City. Koeppel goes into great detail on the origins of New York City's grid network, including looking at the three men that had such an impact on the plan that was used to form the grid.
Today felt like a chance for the Steelers to reassert themselves as the team to challenge the Patriots. Ben Roethlisberger's career is coming to a close and he won't have this much talent around him forever. But instead of setting up the rematch everyone wanted and was expecting, they will be spending the offseason thinking about what might have been.
Smith's writing is detailed with great descriptions. The character development is excellent. Smith firmly establishes the backgrounds of the antagonists and protagonists. War Cry is a wonderful work of fiction by a master storyteller.
Zoroya, like so many great authors in the past, perfectly describes the fighting spirit of America's warriors. He chronicles the different firefights and battles in explicit detail. A gripping and enduring tribute to the men of the "Chosen Few."
One body. Six victims. William Fawkes, a controversial detective known as The Wolf, has just been reinstated to his post after months of psychological assessment following allegations of a shocking assault. A veteran of the force, Fawkes thinks he’s seen it all. That is, until his former partner and friend, Detective Emily Baxter, calls him to a crime scene and leads him to a career-defining cadaver: the dismembered parts of six victims sewn together like a puppet—a corpse that becomes...
One very special work of art—a Chaim Soutine painting—will connect the lives and fates of two different women, generations apart, in this enthralling and transporting debut novel that moves from World War II Vienna to contemporary Los Angeles.
Kleiss's account of the battle from his perspective is riveting. His detailed analysis of how everything transpired is a testament to the professionalism and expertise of the Navy pilots ... Never Call Me a Hero is a fantastic first person account of the Battle of Midway.
But here's the thing. If you are a literate and humane person, you soon begin to enjoy Jacobs admittedly oblique, discursive and conversational approach. You give up the need for a overly simplified 12-step program with handy lists and catchy acronyms. You appreciate the engaging conversation with a smart friend at a comfortable coffee shop instead of the lecture slash TV special.
So the question I have been mulling for the last couple of months (but not for the first time) is whether to keep blogging or call it quits after 14 years. I think I want to give at least one more try at making it work. Let me give you some insight into why.