Book Review – Far and Wide: Bring That Horizon To Me by Neil Peart

In 2015, I heard that the progressive rock band Rush was going to be touring again. I’d been a fan of theirs for some time, but for some reason out of all of the concerts I’d been to I hadn’t seen them. I’d read some musings about this being their last tour because of theContinue reading “Book Review – Far and Wide: Bring That Horizon To Me by Neil Peart”

Book Review: The Silversmith by Jeff Carson – Second Novel in the Series Builds the Characters and Thrills the Reader

At the end of Foreign Deceit, the first book in this series of novels, Deputy Sheriff David Wolf returned from Italy with the body of his murdered brother to learn that the Sheriff’s position, which he’d been a shoo-in for, had just been given to Derek Connell, the son of a local power-broker who alsoContinue reading “Book Review: The Silversmith by Jeff Carson – Second Novel in the Series Builds the Characters and Thrills the Reader”

Book Review: Doctor Who: Winner Takes All by Jacqueline Raymer – You Don’t Get Something For Nothing

The newest incarnation of Doctor Who has been a hit both in Britain and the U.S. Newbies to the series take note, it’s been around longer than many of us have, having first aired on the BBC back in 1963. The ongoing character of the Doctor is a Time Lord from the Planet Gallifrey. HeContinue reading “Book Review: Doctor Who: Winner Takes All by Jacqueline Raymer – You Don’t Get Something For Nothing”

Book Review – Star Trek: Vulcan’s Soul – Exiles

Knowing how much I enjoy a good backstory, the Vulcan’s Soul series in the Star Trek universe was recommended to me. Exiles is the second book in the series and picks up pretty much right after Vulcan’s Soul: Exodus. It’s the end of the Dominion War and the Federation is still reeling and recovering fromContinue reading “Book Review – Star Trek: Vulcan’s Soul – Exiles”

Book Review: By The Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder – Glorious Prairie in Full Color!

When I was about nine, a friend of the family gave me my first Little House book. I was immediately captivated by the stories within and read them over and over through the years. The copy I had contained wonderful illustrations to accompany the story by Garth Williams. Eventually I was given all of theContinue reading “Book Review: By The Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder – Glorious Prairie in Full Color!”

Book Review: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

Reading this novel in the shadow of what the last year has been like, there’s a sense of deja-vu. Granted, the last year hasn’t quite been the caliber of The Great Depression, but there was a sense of the bottom falling out of all that we were certain about in the world. The Four WindsContinue reading “Book Review: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah”

Book Review: A Death in China by Carl Hiaasen – Strange Days Indeed

I’ve been trying to get into Carl Hiaasen at the urging of a friend who enjoys him quite a bit. The early books with his off-beat humor don’t quite grab me. However, this mystery co-written with Bill Montalbano works quite well. Thomas Stratton is an art history professor on a boring tour of China inContinue reading “Book Review: A Death in China by Carl Hiaasen – Strange Days Indeed”

Repost – Book Review: Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet by Elaine Gottschall

Originally posted on Epinions in 2005 One of my best friends was recently diagnosed with Colitis. When I mentioned this to other friends online, I received several suggestions to make sure she got the book Breaking the Vicious Cycle by Elaine Gottschall. In doing my own research on how to help her, the research onlineContinue reading “Repost – Book Review: Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet by Elaine Gottschall”

Book Review: The Big Switch: The War That Came Early Book 3 by Harry Turtledove

Alternate history is a genre that examines what if history had happened a little bit differently. I enjoy reading that very much and Harry Turtledove is considered one of the top writers in this genre. There are things I love about his stories, and some things that have vexed me over the years I’ve beenContinue reading “Book Review: The Big Switch: The War That Came Early Book 3 by Harry Turtledove”

Book Review: Weapons of Choice by John Birmingham – When the Future Meets the Past It Ain’t Pretty

At the suggestion of a friend of mine who knows my affinity for alternate history – a genre which takes a pivotal point in history and supposes what would have happened if history had turned out differently – I picked up the John Birmingham paperback Weapons of Choice when I ran out of books toContinue reading “Book Review: Weapons of Choice by John Birmingham – When the Future Meets the Past It Ain’t Pretty”