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

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

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 … Continue reading Revelation: The Way it Happened (A Review)