Book Review – Claws of the Cat

Book Review – Claws of the Cat By Susan Spann About six months back, I joined the Japan Writers Conference, an annual event that attracts a lot of academics, intellectuals, and amazingly creative people. They also let anyone join, and it’s free, so that explains why they let me in. There, I had the pleasure…

Tribe

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger Tribe is about how disconnected people people feel. How disconnected we are from society. The book suggests that people are happier– and saner– if we live in close knit groups. The examples that stand out are PTSD sufferers. Junger suggests that if veterans (in this case) felt…

Published

You can now buy the anthology, or pre-order it anyway. You know, the one with my story in it? First off, if you didn’t hear me the first time, thank you to those who supported me. A little over a year ago, I wrote a short story and shared it with good friends. I also…

Book Review – The Atrocity Files

Book Review -The Atrocity Files by Charles Stross To Begin – Non-Review Navel Gazing I’m late to the party, but I don’t let that bother me. I’m reading fiction from the 70’s and loving it. So it should come as no surprise to me that I am behind the curve on a lot of fiction.…

Book Review – The Collapsing Empire

Book Review The Collapsing Empire By John Scalzi I don’t often buy books in their pub date. I make only a few exceptions. Scalzi books are often in the exception category.  I am, I think, genetically predisposed to liking Scalzi, much like I am genetically predisposed to high blood pressure, kidney disease, and diabetes. I…

More Nostalgia – 52 Pickup

Robert B. Parker and Elmore Leonard books used to decorate my family’s night stands back in the day. They bring back memories of my Dad. They were his indulgence. The covers were unique, maybe a product of the times, like Mary Tyler Moore fonts they scream seventies. A couple of years back, I rediscovered an interest…

Robert B. Parker Week

I usually post about a single book I read, why I liked it, why I didn’t. This time, however, I read 3 Spenser novels in rapid succession. They are in order of publishing #s 4, 5, and 6. I could wax on about each, but what I can and want to say about them kind…