Book Review Blog Carnival

The Picket Line reviews Among the Dead Cities by A.C. Grayling “Grayling meticulously describes how the policy of destroying cities developed and what goals it was meant to serve” Man of la Book reviews Citizen Soldiers by Stephen Ambrose “a fas­ci­nat­ing book about the Euro­pean the­ater in World War II, as told by the men on the front lines” Life As I Know It pontificates about re-reading The Dark Tower series by Stephen King “Because each book was better than the last” Man of la Book reviews A Death in Vienna by Daniel Silva “The plot is full of twists and turns, a won­der­ful cast of char­ac­ters ” Wifely Steps reviews The Dolce Vita Diaries by Cathy Rogers, Jason Gibb “I think we’ve all had that desire to just jump out of our day jobs and pursue a passion, an interest, a wish we know would just make our lives more exciting and meaningful if it came into fruition.” Addicted to Media reviews The Dragon Book, edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois “This is a magical collection of stories and one that I am glad to have on my bookshelf.” Frontier Psychiatrist reviews Eaarth; Making A Life on a…

Graphic Novel Review: Last Pict by Rick Boven
5 Stars , Graphic Novels , Latest Posts / May 14, 2011

I got this eBook for free. My rating for Last Pict – 5 About: “Last Pict” by Rick Boven (website) is a short story in graphic novel form. Mr. Boven is a very talented artist, actor and filmmaker who worked as a TV director and for high profile dot com companies. 21 pages Pub­lisher: Nan Bu Nan Publishing ASIN: B004UM95PU Get “Last Pict” through the ManOfLa­Book affil­i­ate account on: Ama­zon Thoughts: “Last Pict” by Rick Boven is short but delivers a powerful message. While the story is short, it is also sad and reflects deeply on a father/son relationship. I actually felt sad after finishing to read, there are no good and bad people in the story. The father and the principle are both well meaning adults but at the end, to me, it was clear their good intentions are not enough. The father, a hardworking man, is not proud of his talented boy and does not take the bullying incident seriously. One needs to read between the lines to get the message which is built very subtly into the panels. As a father myself, I realize what great burden I carry. I can still remember something from age five-six…

Graphic Novel Review: The Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman
4 Stars , Fiction , Graphic Novels / September 29, 2010

Banned Books Week. “The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes” by Neil Gaiman is the collected issues of Sandman #1-8. This is the story of Morpheus, who has been accidentally captured in 1916 by a magician. Morpheus, the Sandman, is an eternal being responsible for sleep and rules over The Dreaming – the place where humans go when they are in an unconscious state. 240 pages ISBN-10 : 9781401225759 Publisher : Vertigo Language : English My rating for The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes – 4 Buy The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes Amazon.com* More Books by Neil Gaiman* Morpheus was accidentally captured because the magician, Roderick Burgess, was trying to achieve immortality by capturing Death. Morpheus bides his time, when Burgess dies his captor becomes Burgess’ son Alex, but he too cannot get anything out of their elusive prisoner. Accidently Alex weakens Morpheus’ containment spell by running it over with his wheelchair and Morpheus escapes, punishing Alex with a lifetime of nightmares The weakened Morpheus goes on a journey to recover his symbols of power: a pouch of sand, a helm and a ruby. The pouch is found in the possession of occult detective John Constantie’s girlfriend. To recover the helm Morpheus has to travel…

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