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Fever Dream by Preston & Child

Fever Dream by Preston & Child

Fever Dream by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is a stunning trip into the mind of the criminal, the insane, and downright devilish. Exquisite writing brings the characters and scenes of Fever Dream to vivid life as you meander down the twisted path of discovering ‘who-done-it’ in a twelve-year-old murder only recently uncovered. [Read the rest of this article...]

Conscious footsteps: Finding Spirit in Everyday Matters by Dianne Eppler Adams

Conscious footsteps: Finding Spirit in Everyday Matters by Dianne Eppler Adams

Conscious Footsteps: Finding Spirit in Everyday Matters by Dianne Eppler Adams is a unique find in the world of books on spirituality. Dianne draws upon her own heightened awareness and her experience as an astrologist to bring an entirely new, refreshing perspective to books on spirituality. [Read the rest of this article...]

The Faithful by Jonathan Weyer

The Faithful by Jonathan Weyer

Pastor Aidan Schaeffer is in trouble. He doubts if God is real, a real problem for for someone in his line of work. He sees greed, sin and avarice everywhere he looks, making him further doubt God. He's now got people in his parish having prophetic dreams and finding strange sights in the early morning snows. Sights Schaeffer will see himself one frightening night. To make matters worse Schaeffer's former girlfriend was found a victim of a brutal, ritualized murder and Schaffer is a suspect in her murder. It doesn't exactly make for a great week for him, but then the demonic attacks against him begin to grow stronger and it's only by joining with a group of modern day "ghost busters" that Aidan Schaffer has a chance to stop the [Read the rest of this article...]

Cast in Courtlight by Michelle Sagara

Cast in Courtlight by Michelle Sagara

Cast in Courtlight by Michelle Sagara is a change for our reviews. It is one in a sequence of six books and I recommend reading the first novel in the series, Cast in Shadow as there are some missing pieces of back story that leave you wondering exactly what is going on. Most of this revolves around the various species (ie., dragon, imperial, Barrani, outcaste) and their relationships to one another - or lack thereof. Part of this may be due to Sagara's writing style as she prefers to lead her readers in a general direction and then allow them to draw their own conclusions, but I feel it is more due to reading the books out of order. Michelle Sagara is a writer of epic and high fantasy and Cast in Courtlight is a prime example of both [Read the rest of this article...]

I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

Am Legend by Richard Matheson is in fact a short story. It is amazing that they managed to make a movie of it, much less one that differed so much in content from the original story. In I Am Legend the main character, Robert Neville, is a blond haired man who spends his days killing the victims of a plague that has swept the entire earth, though I applaud the film's use of Will Smith as the main character. At night he hides within his fortified house hearing the screams of the undead to come out to them. If you've seen the movie you should still read the book because there are next to no similarities between the book and the movie. There is a possible explanation provided as to why Neville has proved immune to the the virus that has [Read the rest of this article...]

Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill

Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill

Heart-Shaped Box is Joe Hill's debut novel. Don't judge the book by its name. It isn't some sappy romance or anything soft and fuzzy and warm, instead it's a face-paced ride through the terror of Joe Hill's rather twisted and warped imagination. Heart-Shaped Box is one of those novels that make you afraid to turn the page, but leave you unable to stop turning the page. Last night after finishing it was the first night I was able to sleep decently since I had started the book. I knew what happened to the characters. I didn't try to lay down with their trials still shooting through my head, wondering what was going to happen to them next. There was resolution, even through the terror of the book. There were still strange dreams caused by [Read the rest of this article...]

The Bourne Objective by Eric Van Lustbader

The Bourne Objective by Eric Van Lustbader

The Bourne Objective by Eric Van Lustbader is the eighth title in the series of "Bourne" novels begun thirty-years ago by writer Robert Ludlum. The main character, Jason Bourne is a former covert agent, the end product of a black op government training program named Treadstone. Fans of the character feared that Bourne was finished when series creator Robert Ludlum passed away in 2001, but Eric Van Lustbader took up the series under a Robert Ludlum trademark and has written five books since Ludlum's death. In this book Bourne is confronted by yet more ghosts from his past. There are the ghosts remembered, from his recent past, and then there are the ghosts that echo throughout his amnesiac brain, filling him with fear of what his past [Read the rest of this article...]

Longfellow: Poems and Other Writings

Longfellow: Poems and Other Writings

Longfellow: Poems and Other Writings contains examples of some of both the better and lesser known works of Longfellow. The volume is hardly comprehensive and overlooks some of his better known works in order to present lesser known ones, also, two of his more prosaic works, Evangeline and The Song of Hiawatha, appear in their entirety, as do a small sampling of his definitive prose and a novel. Another example of somewhat prosaic work appears in abbreviated form. While recognizing the expediency of a need for space, Longfellow’s poems are better known than his prose, so I personally feel the prose should have been given more space. [Read the rest of this article...]

Animated Balls: Election 2012

Episode 1: It's Hard to Choose Just One

Episode 2: Occupy Wall Street

Episode 3: 999! The Cain Train to Prosperity

Episode 4: Small Government

Episode 5: Newt is Forgiven

Episode 6: A Candidate with Big Balls

Episode 7: Why We Must Elect Rick!

Episode 8: Don't Make Me Use the "S" Word!

Episode 9: Santorum & Obamaville

Episode 10: Settle for Mitt!

Episode 12: Austerity and Obama's Debt!

Episode 13: From My Cold, Dead Hands!

Episode 14: Ryan is a Bold Choice for VP!

Episode 15: Mitt Romney's Taxes

Episode 16: Mitt & Me; 2 Peas in a Pod!

Episode 17: Mitt and the 47%

Episode 18: The PA Voter ID Law

Episode 19: The Boss is Running!

Episode 20: Benghazi Has Legs

Episode 21: Grover, the NRA, and the GOP

Animated Balls: A New Frontier!

Piers Morgan & the White House Conspire Against Alex Jones!

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