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John Grisham’s Wonderful Sense of humour

Distinct features of Grisham’s novels are intrigues, struggle for justice and tough moral dilemmas for his characters. This kind of plot usually does not leave space for humour. Rather, it could be even detrimental to the main idea of it, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Victim, by Eric Matheny

This review was first published on Blogcritics.  A true work of literature is distinct from a purely entertaining piece of writing by its counterpoints. Usually, it is a combination of fine prose, suspense, philosophical thought and moral dilemmas, exacerbated by … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘Fat Chance’ – Wonderful Humor by R.J. Leahy

This article was first published in Blogcritics Humor in literature has always been a precious rarity: just a handful of writers excelled in this field. Nowadays, when a massive commercial promotion of mediocrity is funded by big publishers, discovering a … Continue reading

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How Contra-ODESSA Started

Clandestine war of superpowers is much more intriguing than any fiction, however we know little or nothing about it. Those who participate in actions usually do not prepare documents telling the story. That’s where fiction, based on a true story, … Continue reading

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Aphorisms and Citations

Our lives can become rich in every aspect when excellence is our goal. W. Sill Ever since time began, the work of the world has been done by imperfect men in an imperfect way, and will continue to be so … Continue reading

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Contra-ODESSA and others

Interest to Contra-ODESSA does not vanish, which is a treat to me as a writer. Apparently the wounds of WWII never heal, and the scars of Cold War still bleed, that’s why the book attracts reviewers and readers from all … Continue reading

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Book Review: Contra-ODESSA

This review was originally published by Pages and Patches. Contra-ODESSA – Alex Markman Contra-ODESSA Author: Alex Markman Publisher: Astroid Publishing Web: http://asteroidpublishing.ca/book/17/Contra_ODESSA I often wonder where I would fit in on a team of KGB spies. Possibly I have too … Continue reading

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