Elmore Leonard doesn’t write mysteries, not really. The reader knows what is going on ahead of all the characters. The fun is in watching the characters learn the truth, seeing … Continue Reading Riding the Rap – Elmore Leonard
The Fold is a hugely entertaining science fiction novel in the tradition of Michael Crichton’s Sphere as well as the Lincoln Child novel Deep Storm. Centering around scientists and very … Continue Reading The Fold – Peter Cline (Now with more review words!)
Pel Dalton spends his time by day as a supervisor of IT staff at a library, er, make that Learning Center, at a large University in England. By night he … Continue Reading Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About – Mil Millington
Armada is a summer blockbuster in book form. It’s entertaining, it moves fast, and it’s a fun ride. It’s also not nearly as smart as it thinks it is. Armada … Continue Reading Armada – Ernest Cline
“Where lies the strangling fruit that came from the hand of the sinner I shall bring forth the seeds of the dead…” Southern Reach Trilogy is a smart and scary … Continue Reading The Southern Reach Trilogy: Annihilation, Authority, Acceptance – Jeff Vandermeer
Nine short stories make up the Fire in the Hole collection (previously called The Women Come out to Dance) and are a great introduction to Elmore Leonard’s easy style of … Continue Reading Fire in the Hole: Stories – By, Elmore Leonard
Erik Larson writes non-fiction that reads like a novel, enthralling the reader and keeping them up page-turning with the same intensity as a beach read thriller. Dead Wake: The Last … Continue Reading Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania – Erik Larson
There are few things I enjoy more than a well crafted scary short story. As a kid cutting my teeth on Stephen King I loved his short story collections more … Continue Reading Trigger Warning – Neil Gaiman
The Bees is an enthralling and gorgeously written tale in the tradition of Watership Down. The frightening realism coupled with the brilliant world-building makes for an experience that will haunt … Continue Reading The Bees – Laline Paull
Even if you personally have a hand in a battle against good and evil that shook the very pillars of Heaven, when the smoke clears and the evil is vanquished … Continue Reading The Bone Clocks – David Mitchell
I’m going to miss Parks & Recreation more than any other long running show that ended this season. Parks was always funny but more than that it was sweet and … Continue Reading Goodbye Parks & Rec.
Another Grammy awards come and gone. I enjoyed not watching it. Hard rock has been pushed in to the un-televised award ghetto and the classification for “rock” is so bizarre … Continue Reading The Grammys Hate Us
If nothing else, Marc Eliot’s biography of Jack Nicholson reminded me why I don’t typically read biographies of still living people when the subject has no involvement with the book. … Continue Reading All Fluff and No Substance Makes Jack’s Biography a Dull Read
Now I feel just like a stranger I don’t sleep at all anymore and the bonds that used to hold me well now they’ve done me harm -Get Vicious If … Continue Reading The Gaslight Anthem – Get Hurt
A palate cleanser after the lunacy of The Helen Trilogy.
The summer before 7th grade I read ‘salems Lot. I have always been a strong reader and this wasn’t my first adult book. However this was the first book that … Continue Reading Doctor Sleep by Stephen King