Snapshots - #37: It, Breathe, Mark Felt – The Man Who Brought Down the White House

It (2017), (♦♦♦♦): Four inseparable friends in middle school bond with other three newcomers. They all have in common that they are bullied by the same people. Over the course of one summer they'll fend off bullies and face a centuries-old demon in the form of a clown, named Pennywise, whom has been disappearing kids and terrorizing the town of Derry, Maine, every twenty-seven years since the town was founded.
Based on Stephen King's novel of the same title, It is a movie with a smart script and a sympathetic ensemble of nerds that deliver light humor, and deep thrills. It doesn't hurt that each and every character has his or her own arc, thus one gets to know their motivations and fears before Pennywise enters head on into the picture.
In a nod to 1980s movie classics such as The Goonies, and the Brat Pack ensemble, the newest adaptation of It takes place at the end of that decade, when it seems, at least from the Hollywood perspective, that every kid harbored a genius insi…

The Inner Circle by Brad Meltzer (♦♦♦♦)

Beecher White, a brokenhearted thirty year-old archivist with the National Archives, sees a second chance at love when his childhood crush, Clementine Kaye, reappears after almost fifteen years, asking for his help to track down her long lost father. Beecher is delighted to oblige, but the discovery of a two-century old book in a room frequented by the US president, along with the subsequent death of a friend, has Beecher wondering who is friend and who is foe, and most important yet, who is capable of committing murder and why.

Fast pace and fascinating historical details, dating back to the founding of our nation, are interwoven in this story to make this book a compelling read. The language is easy, but with plenty of powerful literary images. It takes four hundred plus pages to finish the book, but it’s captivating. I could hardly believe that the story takes place during a three day period. In its pages there are treats for everyone: history, intrigue, long-held secrets, madness, power and corruption. The plot is anything but predictable.

I would not be surprised if there’s a sequel to this book. Can hardly wait!


  1. Carmen, thanks for joining in the fun with Books You Loved. Cheers

    1. Carole,
      I'm always happy to participate.

  2. I totally enjoy historical fiction.....going to check this book out.

    THANKS for sharing.

    Stopping by from Carole's Books You Loved March Edition I am in that list as #15.

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    1. I really liked this one, government conspiracies and a little bit of everything...Great story.


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