There is nothing quite like driving to work in an ice storm to make you realize you are nothing more than a rat in a fucking maze. As my car spun out at 20mph on ice covered roads I had to wonder “What the FUCK am I doing?” And more importantly why did my employer, [...]
Unseen Academicals is the newest entry in the long line of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels. The series of books that take place on the flat planet known as Discworld as it glides majestically through the cosmos on the back of the Great Turtle A’tuin are a heady combination of fantasy/satire/comedy/adventure and just about any other [...]
Stealing a page from the Carl Hiaasen playbook Victor Gischler’s dark comedy Gun Monkeys portrays the seedy side of Florida as an anti-hero hitman leaves a path of bodies from Orlando to Tennessee . Charlie Swift is a competent and brutal enforcer/hitman for Stan the crime boss of Orlando . But when Charlie is sent [...]
If you have been searching for a novel that will turn your brain pretzel shaped, look no further than Sean Beaudoin’s Fade to Blue. This is one that really has to be experienced to understand. I’m not entirely sure what it is about but I have my theories. The book is one huge puzzle where [...]
The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril (hereafter referred to as CDCP) is a unique and highly enjoyable adventure thriller. Author Paul Malmont’s love letter to the age of pulp fiction (not the Tarantino movie) is fun, exciting, and tremendously entertaining.
The meta implications of reading the memoir Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously as part of a competition to read 50 books in a year and blog about the experience is not lost on me.
I am convinced that everyone had a fucked up childhood. I’m not sure there is any way to escape childhood without something jacked up imprinting itself forever on your psyche.
Meyer Landsmen is a police detective living in Sitka, Alaska. One night the landlord of the ramshackle flophouse he calls home knocks on his door and tells him another tenant has been murdered.
There is a timely article on CNN today as I’m writing this review. As The Simpsons, the longest running fictional program in television history, trudges through its 20th season the critics and fans are (once again) asking if it is time to throw in the towel. One of the interviewees is John Ortved, writer of [...]
TylerDFC is trying to read 52 books in 52 weeks. It’s for the Second Running of the Cannonball Read contest from the movie review website/community known as Pajiba. There is no prize except the feeling of accomplishment after reading approximately 18,200 pages. It seems like a completely reasonable goal as long he avoids his children, [...]