My reading does not often include sci-fi or fantasy. I usually read authors like P.T. Deuterman, W.E.B. Griffin, Bernard Cornwell, Jack Higgins, Ken Follett, Ted Bell, Brad Thor, Vince Flynn, Dale Brown, Michael Jecks, Clive Cussler, Jeffrey Archer, Stuart Woods, Robert Goddard, Michael Kelly, Todd Borg, C.J. Box, Craig Johnson and . . . well, you get the picture. For fun I like to read the old-fashioned detective noir style books from authors Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Robert B. Parker, Mickey Spillane, Ross Macdonald etc. For real fun I pull out an old George MacDonald Fraser book (recently finished 'Pyrates' which is to Hollywood pirate movies as 'Blazing Saddles' is to Hollywood westerns). My previous experience with loving sci-fi was Frank Herbert's 'Dune' which fascinated me, but I drowned in trying to understand the logic of his sequels/prequels/whatever.
I've also read Orwell, who told us "four legs good, two legs bad" right? What would you do if you woke up and found yourself with four legs? Well, you might be a traveling dog, or you could be a Kentauride. I just finished reading
's new book
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Here's an excerpt from my Amazon review (written under the nom de plume William J. Le Petomane): "Imagine waking up and finding that you don't know who or what you are. That would in itself would be rather terrifying, but you soon find that you are also in mortal danger. How would you know who to trust, what to do? Even with all this to worry about, you have now discovered that at least a part of you is . . . a horse? As you try to sort this out it becomes apparent that your mind is populated by several voices giving you conflicting advice. But even in the midst of what must be the ultimate in disorientation, Tanita finds her sense of humor. "I can't talk right now," she said silently, "I'm a little horse." How can you not love a heroine who can laugh at herself in the midst of all that?
"...the suspense increases steadily throughout the story and as the finish nears the thrills develop with the intensity of a freight train barreling down at you. So don't pass up this book just because you may not be a sci-fi or romance fan, there's a lot more 'there' there. As a bonus, there are some illustrations to help the reader visualize the story. After all, not too many of us have met a Kentauride in real life!"
While you're at it, take a look at
page. Go there for the trains, planes and automobiles and Kentauride updates, but be sure to stay to visit Newton & Company in the Cats folder: