Fun Facts Friday: Dr. Samuel Johnson

Dr. Samuel Johnson (18 September, 1709 – 12 December, 1784) was an English write, poet and essayist who has made large contributions to English literature.

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Book Review: A Lion in the Grass by Mark Zvonkovic

This was a surprising book, unlike many of the espionage novels I’ve read before. The story takes place over 70+ years in which the protagonist finds himself on the edge of history, like many of us do.

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Book Review: A Quiet Madness: A biographical novel of Edgar Allan Poe by John Isaac Jones

I don’t know much about Poe’s life, besides the bullet points many people are familiar with. I thought the author did a good job re imagining his life, habits, and most of all motivations. I especially enjoyed the chapter in which Poe wrote his most famous poem “The Raven” and how it came to be.

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Fun Facts Friday: O. Henry

O. Henry (11 September, 1862 – 5 June, 1910) was an American writer, known for his short stories.

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Book Review: Comrade Koba by Robert Littell

It is unclear what role Koba plays in Stalin’s government, except that he is a very high, and admired advisor. Koba, like Stalin, also came from Georgia and, like Stalin, excuses the crimes which the regime commits as a path to a greater “worker’s paradise”. It is a very interesting exercise to explain such concepts to an audience, especially if they’re ten year olds. Koba, at points, seem to be trying to convince himself of the deeds he is a part of, instead of convincing Leon

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Book Review: Stan Lee: A Life in Comics by Liel Leibovitz

This is a short biography on one of the most influential men in American pop-culture, and a true American success story. The book tries to tie Stan Lee’s stories and ideas to Jewish culture and Jewish religious book, some of the passages are a stretch, but all of them are interesting and show an understanding of the author of the characters he created.

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Fun Facts Friday: François-Auguste-René, vicomte de Chateaubriand

François-Auguste-René, vicomte de Chateaubriand (4 September, 1768 – 4 July, 1848) was a French author and diplomat, known as one of the first Romantic writes of his country.

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Book Review: Pont Neuf by Max Byrd

A historical fiction story following two female reports during World War II. Annie March arrives in France, 1944 after D-Day, her mentor is Martha Gellhorn, an ace reporter, editor, who is in a troubled marriage to writer Ernest Hemingway. Annie gets to know several soldiers and takes on photography to tell her story.

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Book Review: Radio Shangri-La by Lisa Napoli

Book Review: Radio Shangri-La by Lisa Napoli

I got this book for free as part of the TLC Book Tour promotion. The publisher has made available two (2) copies of “Radio Shangri-La” to be given out- enter at the end of the post. My rating for Radio Shangri-La – 4 About: “Radio Shangri-La: What I Learned in Bhutan, the Happiest Kingdom on […]

New Blog Features

New Blog Features

Today I debut a new feature I have been working on for some time.  If you take a look at the menu bar on top you’ll see a new category “In a Glance”.  Underneath you’ll be able to gain easy access to book reviews either by title or author’s last name as well as the […]

Book Review: The Fifth Servant by Kenneth Wishnia

Book Review: The Fifth Servant by Kenneth Wishnia

I got this book for free as part of the TLC Book Tour promotion. The publisher has made available one (1) copy of “The Fifth Servant” to be given out- enter at the end of the post. My rating for “The Fifth Servant” – 5 About: “The Fifth Servant” by Kenneth Wishnia (Website) is a […]

Sundays at Tiffany’s by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet

Sundays at Tiffany’s by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet

I borrowed this book from the local library. My rating for Sundays at Tiffany’s –3 About: “Sundays at Tiffany’s” (movie website) by James Patterson (Website) & Gabrielle Charbonnet is a romance (appropriate for Valentine’s Day).  My wife actually borrowed the book and I picked it up after she was done. I believe it took me […]

Cover Gallery: The Graveyard Book

Cover Gallery: The Graveyard Book

Like many bibliophile I am also somewhat enamored by book covers.  I don’t judge a book by its cover, but I certainly pre-judge it as many of us do (but that’s the topic for another post).  I am also a comic art collector (well, before kids that is) and have about 10 reviews of graphic […]

Book Review: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Book Review: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

I bought this book. My rating for the Graveyard Book – 4 About: “The Graveyard Book” by Neil Gaiman (Website | Facebook | Twitter) is the winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal award. This is a fictional book which takes place in a graveyard. Mostly. Get a discount on “The Graveyard Book” through the ManOfLaBook […]

Book Review: The Death Instinct by Jed Rubenfeld

Book Review: The Death Instinct by Jed Rubenfeld

I got this book for free as part of the TLC Book Tour promotion. View the book tour’s master schedule. My rating for “The Death Instinct” – 5 About: “The Death Instinct” by Jed Rubenfeld is a fictional thriller set in the 1920’s. The book centers around the historical Wall St. bombing of 1916. Get […]

Book Review: The Sentry by Robert Crais

Book Review: The Sentry by Robert Crais

I got this book for free. My rating for The Sentry – 3 About: “The Sentry” by Robert Crais (Website | Facebook) is a fictional story involving tough-guy mercenary Joe Pike and his friend private investigator Elvis Cole. Mr. Crais lets Joe Pike loose and the bad guys learn to regret it from the early […]

Book Review: Playing For Pizza by John Grisham

Book Review: Playing For Pizza by John Grisham

I bought this book. My rating for Playing For Pizza –3 About: “Playing for Pizza” by John Grisham is a fictional book mostly set in Italy. This fish-out-of-water story is perfect for the reader/sport lover and could be read in one sitting. Those fast enough will probablly be able to read most of it during […]

Book Review: We, The Drowned by Carsten Jensen

Book Review: We, The Drowned by Carsten Jensen

I got this eBook for free. Article first published as Book Review: We, The Drowned by Carsten Jensen on Blogcritics. My Rating for We, the Drowned – 5 About: “We, The Drowned” (Website) by Carsten Jensen is a spellbinding, award winning (Danske Banks Litteraturpris) fictional book which spans 100 years in the lives of the […]

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