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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A Bomb Nation

Reading is a passion of mine. I am also addicted to book stores. I have not sought any therapy, really, but I constantly feed the need for a good read.
That's my new slogan. I also recently read an excellent book by J.E. Fishman, A Danger To Himself And Others.

Right now, it is featured as a free book on Kindle. What a great offer! It is also available in paperback if you are like me and you like the feel of a book in hand. Pictured above is my tablet, but for some reason, it stopped working with the Kindle app, so no more e-books unless I want to read on my desktop. I was lucky to have a paperback copy.




When I started A Danger To Himself And Others, I have to admit the "voice over" cop humor struck me as a corny beginning introduction to the book. I actually had a flashback of picturing one of my male (yes, male) former military rookies thinking exactly like that (shaking my head). So with that aside, Fishman did capture the male-ego-cop thought process in a sports sense. Yes, being a girl...I rolled my eyes and Fargo smirked right there during the onset. Maybe it's just a girl thing.

The book overall was excellent, filled with suspense and details so descript you felt you were right in each moment, adrenaline pumping alongside the characters. It is full of testosterone and fast paced action. Kudos to Fishman for his writing capabilities and details.

In fact, if you aren't familiar with the inside of a bomb squad, you will be when you have finished reading A Danger to Himself and Others. Fishman has a true talent for capturing moments, especially during a "heat of the moment." The main character, Manny Diaz, is a complex person with years of experience and a personal life that mimics one that goes on behind the shield. It's plausible for sure.

Inside the storyline, you also find attention to technical detail where Fishman's research and the care he gave to writing in proper procedures served well in preserving the importance of capturing all the components. I liked the twists and turns and the villains were not simplified, but also just as complex as the good guys. A nice touch was the characters had surprise moments and everything was not predictable. The emotion of police and military veterans was also believable in the story, which is often left out of or only glanced upon by other authors. A Danger To Himself And Others has action packed depth and I would highly recommend it. Get it on Amazon! You won't be disappointed!

I look forward to the next book in the Bomb Squad NYC series.

7 comments:

J.E. Fishman said...

Thank for your review!

Old NFO said...

Thanks, I'll add it to the read list!

Slamdunk said...

Sorry to hear about the tablet. Fortunately, I am armed with 3 kid kindles here so if one goes, I have backups.

Interesting--I'll have to take a peek at Fishman's book.

Bossy Betty said...

Thanks for the review. I am currently on my own reading binge. Love it!

Coffeypot said...

That sounds like it would be a blast to read. (stop moaning)

Bob G. said...

Momma Fargo:
Always been a "bookworm" since schooldays...blame my parents for that.

Ans, as easy as it is to say that men LOVE home improvement and hardware stores (as well as gun shops & car dealers), I could EASILY spend as much (if not MORE) moolah in damn near ANY bookstore...!
I wander through BOOKSHOPS like women wander through SHOE stores...LOL.
(there's an analogy for 'ya)

Good post, Kiddo.

Roll safe out there.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Thank you for the recommendation, MF. Sounds adventureous.

Good reads are great. Good feels, even better. (I don't know if that makes sense. I just had to write something silly here.) =) xo