“Jack: Secret Circles” by F. Paul Wilson (Tor Teen, 2009)

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In the first of the young adult trilogy, Jack: Secret Histories, Jack and Weezy discovered a very unusual secret pyramid in the Pine Barrens.  And now Repairman Jack is back in Jack: Secret Circles, where another strange structure has been discovered, once again in the Pine Barrens.  But this time they’re not going to tell anyone about it, as Weezy knows the government is behind it all, or at least has something to do with it.  Their friend Eddie thinks it’s more likely the work of the Jersey Devil.  And then Jack’s five-year-old neighbor goes missing, even though Jack told him to go home, and he needs to get him back.  Finally there’s the guy who comes out of the Barrens, supposedly lost for days, on the run from some big and terrifying monster.  F. Paul Wilson continues the trilogy of his popular character, Repairman Jack, as a teenager.  The story is a combination of the Hardy Boys and The X-Files, with an excitement-infused voice that brings out the adventuresome kid in every reader.

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Originally written on December 11th 2009 ©Alex C. Telander.

01/13 On the Bookshelf . . .

Received an interesting collections of books for review over the last couple of days:

Carrion Comfort
I’ve been wanting to read Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons for some time, almost saving it as a weighty book that I much look forward to.  And now with this impressive new paperback edition, I guess it’s finally time I read it.

Secret Circles

While I don’t remember specifically at the time why I wanted to review Jack: Secret Circles by F. Paul Wilson, as it is the second in a trilogy, it still sounds an interesting story.

Lost City of Z

I was interested in this book when it came out in hardcover, but wasn’t able to get a copy at the time, but now I’ve managed to snag the paperback which is due out in a couple of weeks; should be  a fascinating read.


I was recommended this book by my wife who knows the author, and have now received a copy of review.  Sounds interest and may turn into an interview for BookBanter.


After hearing Mike Carey talk so much about his love for The Unwritten, I’m very happy to get a copy of the first collected volume.