Book Review: Wretches of the Trench by J.C. Kang
4 Stars , Fantasy , Fiction , Latest Posts / January 11, 2021

Half-elf Jie, pre-teen analytical genius Tian, and Yuna are on a mission in China’s slums to assassinate a Triad boss. The boss might know of the existence of the Black Lotus clan, their goals, and tactics. There are two unexpected obstacles, a serial killer is on the loose, and Yuna recognizes her birthplace and family.

Book Review: Why the Jews? by Marek Halter
4 Stars , Latest Posts , Non-Fiction / December 29, 2020

This book is short, but thought provoking. The question of “why the Jews?” has been asked for centuries without a good answer other than racism, probably because there isn’t one. As is tradition in the Jewish religion the book asks a lot of poignant, hard hitting questions but gives very few answers

Book Review: Revenge of the Whale by Nathaniel Philbrick
4 Stars , Latest Posts , Non-Fiction / October 28, 2020

Revenge of the Whale: The True Story of the Whaleship Essex, Adapted for Young People from In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick is an adaptation of the author’s more New York Times best seller history book. The book has been adapted into a 2015 motion picture, In the Heart of the Sea, which has not been received very well, but I think that now I’ll have to watch it.

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