#36 – Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes (My 100 Favorite Books)

This one is a tear-jerker.  Its also amazing.  And, I should note, it is my wife’s favorite book. It is the story of a scientific experiment which makes a mentally challenged man named Charlie Gordon into a genius.  This is good, right?  Well yes, until he realizes that all the people he thought were his […]

#87 – Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglass Adams (My 100 Favorite Books)

42. You either get it or you don’t.  If you don’t, read the only five book trilogy I know of. Its funny, though from a rather British angle. Admit it, you’re searching for the meaning of the life, the universe and everything.  Read to discover answers. And don’t panic.  

Journeying to the Dark Tower (Reflections on Stephen King’s magnum opus)

Last year I read The Gunslinger by Stephen King.  Published way back in the 70s, this book tells the story of the last Gunslinger, Roland of Gilead, pursuing the demonic man in black across the desert.  Roland’s goal is to find the mythical Dark Tower, the center of all existence. I love fantasy stories so […]

The MaddAddam Trilogy – Dystopia for Grown Ups

Before I begin this review, let me address my young adult friends for a minute.  A few years ago you read The Hunger Games and loved it.  I enjoyed the trilogy too, even though the very end was a bit disappointing.  Then you went looking for more dystopia so you moved on to Divergent.  I am […]

The Halcyon Dislocation-Review

An island university disappears after a science experiment goes wrong.  It reappears in an alternate universe and the residents of the island must learn to live in their new world as hopes of return diminish. This is the premise in Peter Kazmier’s story, The Halcyon Dislocation.  If you enjoy Tolkien, Lewis and other good fantasy, […]

Revelation: The Way it Happened (A Review)

I grew up in an evangelical Christian culture that is obsessed with the final book of the Bible, Revelation.  People in my family and church often spoke of Revelation as the blueprint for the end-times, which are certainly going to happen soon.  This fervor increased with the release of the Left Behind book series.  These […]

What Fiction Should I Watch?

I am sitting here tonight, desiring entertainment.  Thankfully, it is the year 2012 and I have plenty of options.  Emily and I watched the first season of The Walking Dead on Netflix months ago and just last week they finally put up season two.  Should we check in with the story of the survivors of […]