Monthly Archives: October 2013

Mortality, by Christopher Hitchens (2012)

Somehow, this is just the book I needed to read today. It’s like God made me buy it for my Kindle, which is ironic, since Christopher Hitchens was one of the more vocal of the latest guard of Atheists—his “God … Continue reading

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Merrick, by Ken Bruen (2013)

(nb: I received an advance review copy from the publisher via Edelweiss) So a Jewish guy and an Irish guy walk into a bar… And that is where Ken Bruen’s latest mystery “Merrick” begins. To be fair, the Jewish Merrick … Continue reading

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The Possession: Writer’s Block Trilogy #1, by A.K. Kuykendaal (2012)

“The Possession” is a hard book to review. I just want to say that up top. For the first half, “The Possession” feels like a mash-up of “Rosemary’s Baby,” “The Dark Half,” and “Child’s Play.” It’s clunky and hard to … Continue reading

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Sixteen, Sixty-One, by Natalie Lucas (Kindle vers. 2013)

(nb: I received an Advance Review Copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley) It’s an interesting coincidence that I was IM-ing with a friend earlier. This young woman is a sweet soul, and I love her to pieces, … Continue reading

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Beatles vs. Stones, by John McMillian (2013)

(nb: I received an advance review copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss) Beatles or Stones? I can’t even ponder how many of those once-popular Internet memes have asked that question. Sure enough, though, there it is among … Continue reading

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My Life with Deth: Discovering Meaning in a Life of Rock & Roll, by David Ellefson, w. Joel McIver, fwd by Alice Cooper

David Ellefson has had an incredible ride. He started as a pre-teen musical wannabe, practiced like crazy growing up on his parents’s farm, then moved to L.A. to try his luck. He’d studied jazz bass, and he’d practiced hard, so … Continue reading

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Life 2.0 (2010)

“Life 2.o” is a documentary look at people whose lives have been taken over by Second Life. Second Life is a free website that offers you the ability to create your own avatars, build posh homes, engage in friendships and … Continue reading

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