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Centaur is Fantastic

CENTAURCENTAUR by H.E. Fairbanks

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I confess, I abandoned this genre years ago finding it too formulaic to waste any more of my precious time. So, when I finished reading Centaur by HE Fairbanks, I simply had to write a review. This book is the best contemporary book I’ve read in years! Fairbanks has renewed my faith in the craft of storytelling with this brilliant, unexpected, novel. Admit it, haven’t you grown tired of the formula followed by the best selling suspense authors? Here’s the gist: 1. some event that introduces a mystery; 2. some enemy says it can’t or shouldn’t be solved; 3. some villan enters; 4. some lengthy investigation; 5. some meeting of the villan; 6. some conflict and climax. They all go exactly like that. Until the Centaur, that is. As a reader, you’ll find yourself so entranced by the well-developed character, Number 23, that you will barely notice that you’ve breezed through the first ten chapters, startled to find yourself muttering, “No spoons!” Fairbanks introduces us to a seemingly unbelievable character in the horrific underworld of a sex slave ring and, with nothing but sheer talent, makes it completely believable. Centaur takes the reader on an emotional roller coaster. It has it all–humor, suspense, action, cops, crime, FBI, betrayal, love, desire– wrapped up by Fairbanks’ wonderful ability to bring the characters to life. I’m thrilled to hear that we’ll be seeing much more from the characters as this is only part one in a series of thrillers. The second book is called Willow’s Baby and was just released this week. I guarantee that I’ll be reading it! I’ll be recommending this book to all my friends. Get it, read it! It’s fan-freaking-tastic!

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Stream of Consciousness Post

Hmmm. Today’s NaBloPoMo prompt is “How did you feel about the start of the school year growing up?” No. I said I wasn’t going to follow the prompts. School is a boring topic. I was lucky though. My brother was, as my geeky friends said, “One of the beautiful people”, so I never had a lot of peer pressure. I was always on the fringe of all the groups at school…

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My geeky friends…lol. What ever happened to “Beetle Bailey“? Why did we call him that? Haven’t kept in touch with any of my school friends. Well, actually there are a few school friends who managed to “friend” me on Facebook. That’s amazing. How did they find me? Its not like I advertise who I “was.” I don’t have my school listed in my profile, do I? Nope. I don’t even have my maiden name on there…
Geeze look at my wall. Natalie needs some LOVE for her Sims. Better send that. Dang, Lana wants to share a special delivery package. I hate those things. Every time I open them I get a freaking brick. Makes me feel like Charlie Brown trick-or-treating and what does he have to show for it? @CB: “I got a rock…”

I love Halloween. Why is that my favorite holiday? Maybe cuz I had so much fun with my school friends on Halloween. The Haunted House, sigh. Makes me laugh even now. Oh the thrill of getting scared to death with gory zombies grabbing you in the dark. Haha. So fun. Or rumbling though my closet and settling on the same old costume, a hobo. How original. Every body always said I was creative. Maybe they were just being nice…

Oooh, Rocky Horror Picture Shows. Every Friday night, we’d go down to the theater and throw toilet paper at the screen. What a mess that theater was. How did they stay in business? How did we always manage to have left-over toilet paper? After the midnight showing of Rocky Horror we’d head over to the music teacher’s house to teepee him. How weird was that? Living two-doors-down from me was a major mistake. Were we too cruel to poor Madrano? There are lots of worse things to have regrets about than a few streams of toilet paper, I guess.
Better launch “Clean My Wall” or I’ll waste the day answering requests on Facebook…
ARGGGGH…

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Dang! Every time I go up to the top menu, that’s when the popup throws me back into Seesmic Desktop app. I really have to figure out how to move that #@#$!! notification box. It’s in the worst place: in the top right corner, so every time I go to my browser menu, I inevitably hit the Seesmic box. I sure miss Nambu. I can still use it, even though they went out of business. No. Gonna force myself to get used to Seesmic or find another Twitter client. I need one that can handle all my ghost accounts. Seesmic doesn’t quite cut it… Can only have two Twitter accounts… Come on! I write for more in my sleep. What was I doing before Seesmic so rudely interrupted… Oh yeah, back to my Facebook Friends list…
Let’s see, who of these are old school friends…Facebook Friends! Ha! They really should come up with a better word for it. And there it is… One of my biggest pet-peeves about Facebook: Without fail there’s a post on the feed that starts, “If you’re my friend….” and ends with they’ll unfriend me if I don’t repost their droll ramblings. In ALL Caps, much less… OMFG!. Friends don’t threaten. Besides, you’re NOT my friend, you’re just my Farmville neighbor…
Let’s see…old school friends on Facebook. Oh, sigh, talk about regrets…Ronnie…I was so clueless. Can’t believe I was so naive. Why in the world would he want to friend me after I treated him so badly? Why did he have such a crush on me? Why couldn’t I give him the time of day? Its not like I was hot stuff in school…

How would I describe my school days, anyway? NaBloPoMo, why are you haunting me? All I really remember about school is that I was in a hurry. I just wanted to get it over with and get on with life and now? I’m still in a hurry.

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