An Element of PerfidyWritten by David Cooper
In every change of policy there's an element of perfidy. I don't know whether to laugh or sob. There's a fine line between courage and stupidity.
Illinois and election were mine in sixty till Daley ordered ballot tampering by his underworld clods. But in every change of policy there's an element of perfidy:
gangsters were rewarded with an inquisitor's decree when Jack gave Justice to his brother Bob. There's a fine line between courage and stupidity.
I planned Cuban invasion meticulously, but new administration botched job. In every change of policy there's an element of perfidy:
president blamed CIA but postponed its demise out of expediency so as not to improve Republicans' odds. In absence of courage what's left is stupidity.
Review: "Midnight" by Mari AdkinsWritten by Jason Sizemore
You ever known a person, that at first, you weren't too crazy about, but as time passed and more you got to know this person, better you liked him? In a strange way, newcomer Mari Adkins's first novel, "Midnight", does just this.
The 325 page novel takes us through a mystical adventure with Samantha "Sami" Clark. In prologue, she's abused, lonely, and ready to commit suicide. Sami travels to Harlan, Kentucky, a beautiful and quiet Appalachian town nestled near Cumberland Gap. Here she moves in with Steve Young, a shy and caring friend from years past.
As Sami fights her way out of chronic depression, she meets mysterious Jeremy. Aloof, but supportive, he guides Sami back to health and assists her in a slow self-discovery process. Vampires are involved, but in a caring, passive (too passive for this reader) fashion. By end of novel, Sami is still struggling with her life, but with her new friends and growing powers, outlook is definitely positive.
Doesn't sound particularly exciting, right? If you're looking for an action packed, vampire-driven lust and rage filled plot, you're better off sticking with Laurell K. Hamilton or Sherrilyn Kenyon. What "Midnight" does is present an emotionally heartwrenching character study. The reader grows to care about Sami. Author Mari Adkins pulls this off with skill of an experienced novelist. While Sami may cry too often, it still feels 'true'. Her actions are actions of a clinically depressed individual.