Book Review: Dirty Wars by Jeremy Scahill

About: Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield by Jeremy Scahill is a non-fiction book, examining the policies of the United States, and the consequences, on the War on Terrorism. Mr. Scahill is an editor and journalist for online and print publications. 680 pages Publisher: Nation Books Language: English ISBN-10: 1568589549 My rating for Dirty Wars – 4 Buy Dirty […]

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Graphic Novel Review: Harley Quinn and Power Girl by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti

I liked Harley Quinn in her debut in Batman: The Animated Series, one of the few characters in comics who transitioned well from TV to comic books (and not the other way around). She has become an iconic character and, no disrespect to Margot Robbie’s excellent interpretation of the character in Suicide Squad, all the fans probably hear the voice of actress Arleen Sorkin in their heads.

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Fun Facts Friday: Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

He was one of the original members of Norway Nobel Committee which awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Book Review: Munich: The Man Who Said No! by David Laws

I enjoyed this book very much, it is smart, fast, and entertaining.

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Book Review: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

A novel with an intriguing premise: how, or if, your life would change if you knew the day of your death?

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Fun Facts Friday: Rex Stout

Rex Stout (1 December, 1886 – 27 October, 1975) was an American writer, most notable for detective fiction. Mr. Stout’s books about Nero Wolf and Archie Goodwin (Wolf’s assistant), were his biggest sellers. Books by Rex Stout* 1)      Born in Noblesville, IN to a family of Quakers with nine children. The family moved to Kansas shortly […]

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Book Review: Atlas of Beer by Nancy Hoalst-Pullen and Mark W. Patterson

The text is interesting and informative, sometimes over the top

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Book Review: Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones

About: Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones is a fictional book taking place in 1300s Spain, Barcelona to be more accurate. The book was published in 2006 and has been translated by Nick Caistor. 611 pages Publisher: Penguin Group Language: English ISBN-10: 0525950486 My rating for Cathedral of the Sea– 5 Buy Cathedral of the Sea from Amazon.com* More Books […]

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Book Review: War Reporting for Cowards by Chris Ayres

Book Review: War Reporting for Cowards by Chris Ayres

Being embedded with American troops is no joke, as he soon finds out

Fun Facts Friday: Richard Adams

Fun Facts Friday: Richard Adams

Richard Adams (9 May, 1920 – 24 December, 2016) was a novelist from England who is known for his novel Watership Down. Books by Richard Adams* 1)      Mr. Adams studied modern history in Worcester College, Oxford. 2)      During World War II he was posted to the Royal Army Service Corps. 3)      Mr. Adams was a […]

Giveaway & Book Review: More Than a Soldier: One Army Ranger’s Daring Escape From the Nazis​ by D.M. Annechino

Giveaway & Book Review: More Than a Soldier: One Army Ranger’s Daring Escape From the Nazis​ by D.M. Annechino

The story takes place during World War II, but the war is just a backdrop to this admirable, and well written, story.

Graphic Novel Review: Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon by Matt Fraction, David Aja (Illustrator), Javier Pulido (Illustrator)

Graphic Novel Review: Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon by Matt Fraction, David Aja (Illustrator), Javier Pulido (Illustrator)

Clint is finding out what most of us already know – normal life is hard.

Fun Facts Friday: Thomas Hardy

Fun Facts Friday: Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy (2 June, 1840 – 11 January, 1928) was an English poet and novelist. Mr. Hardy is considered a Victorian realist. Books by Thomas Hardy* 1)       Mr. Hardy’s novels were very critical of Victorian society, especially on the way rural British people were treated. 2)      William Wordsworth, a well-known English Romantic poet that helped […]

Book Review: Karolina’s Twins by Ronald H. Balson

Book Review: Karolina’s Twins by Ronald H. Balson

The story, the author tells us, is loosely based on tale he heard from a Holocaust survivor he met while working on his previous book while doing research across Europe and at Yad-Vashem, the Israeli Holocaust Museum.

Giveaway (Over): The View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman

Giveaway (Over): The View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman

Last week I reviewed The View from the Cheap seats: Selected Nonfiction by Neil Gaiman, a compilation of essays on many subjects the author composed. I enjoyed the book very much and the publisher was kind enough to allow one copy for a giveaway. Please fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Give­away Give­away ends: June 06, 2017 Winners […]

Fun Facts Friday: The Man with the Golden Gun

Fun Facts Friday: The Man with the Golden Gun

A few days ago I reviewed The Man with the Golden Gun by Ian Fleming. It was not my favorite Bond novel (or film), but reading it was still a lot of fun – and isn’t that what it’s all about? For this post I researched the novel, and movie, a bit for a few […]

Book Review: The View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman

Book Review: The View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman

I mostly enjoyed the speeches included in this collection. I don’t know if these are the speeches he wrote or are they were transcribed later on – this is because I can hear him talk in my head and know him to be an excellent writer so it could be that either or. The speeches also seem target to a more specific audience (me?) and hence are personalized more than simply talking to the public at large.

Book Review: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Book Review: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

This is a clever book and the translation is simply brilliant

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