I've discovered a great way to generate a book review without having to write one myself. I simply try to recommend a good book to a person whom I think might like the book. Volà, the book review:
I've been a follower of "Uncle Steve" Brassawe for several years now. (Thanks for the introduction, Candy.) I heartily recommend Steve's two blogs, linked at this site, to anyone who stumbles across this post. Steve's book review is better-written than the one I would have posted, so, not only have I saved myself a great deal of effort, I've relieved the WWW of nonessential verbiage.
I also highly recommend Harlan Hubbard's Shantyboat: A River Way of Life. It deserves a place next to Walden and Huckleberry Finn, among other compelling works of American Literature. Check out Steve's review for more details. I really like how the web allows people who never might have crossed paths to share ideas and inspiration: global cross-pollination.