Douglas L Perry, The Author blog

January 29, 2010

Apple iPad

Filed under: Books,Thoughts — douglaslperry @ 2:44 am
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Even though I hate the name, I want the device. I have an iPhone, which I use almost continually, and the one thing about it that I don’t like, is the small screen. I find myself continually using two fingers to zoom into a photo, map, email, or webpage to see the detail that I want.

The big screen should solve that problem for most of my uses. The only time it probably won’t is in the car, and that’s not a good idea anyway.

The other reason that I want one, is that I want to put my book on it. I suspect it is going to be a great book reading experience and having my title on the device, definitely cannot hurt. Besides the cover is going to look great in color.


January 11, 2010

Gun Training for Gay Marriage?

Filed under: Thoughts — douglaslperry @ 11:20 pm

This popped up in my Digg top post RSS feed, and had me scratching my head a little.

Do they know something that I don’t?

Michael Palmer’s “The Last Surgeon”

Filed under: Books — douglaslperry @ 12:11 am

I received my advanced reader copy of Michael Palmer’s newest medical thriller, “The Last Surgeon” last week and read it in one day. The book will be released to bookstores February 16th 2010.

If you like thrillers, especially those with great characters, twisted plots (my favorite), and villains that make Charles Manson seem like not such a bad guy after all, you can’t go wrong with one of Michael Palmers’ medical thrillers. His latest “The Last Surgeon” is right up there, if not his best so far.

Nick Garrity, medical doctor to the downtrodden, is still dealing with the effects of his own PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) from his military service in Afghanistan, when he is thrust into the focus of a brutal killer after teaming up with the sister of one of his victims. Together they must unravel the mystery connection, and the reason behind innocent medical professionals dying of what at first seem like random accidents or suicides.

The hours seemed to melt into nothingness as I feverishly turned the pages to find out who was behind it all, and what they were after. It was a wild ride, satisfying ending, and well worth the time to read.

I highly recommend you go to Michael Palmer’s website and pre-order your copy today.

Of if you would like to win a FREE PERSONALIZED copy of The Last Surgeon, go to Adventures in Creative Writing, and enter the contest.

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