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What To Buy “The Harry Potter Generation”

What To Buy “The Harry Potter Generation”

Christmas is quickly approaching, and books are surely (hopefully) running through the minds of every shopper. One of the biggest problems I always hear is that the “Harry Potter generation” can never find a series to get into. The Harry Potter generation is that group of teens – 20 somethings that grew up reading stories [...]

Brandon Sanderson’s “The Way of Kings”

Brandon Sanderson’s “The Way of Kings”

Since the Christmas shopping season is upon us, I figured it’d be a good time to pick up a newer series and see if it is worth getting someone as a gift. The Way of Kings is the first entry in The Stormlight Archive series by Brandon Sanderson. Just starting out in 2010 with several [...]

Thomas Harris’ “Red Dragon”

Thomas Harris’ “Red Dragon”

This week I’ll be reviewing a book slightly out of my normal horror niche: Thomas Harris’ Red Dragon. I’m not usually one to read serial killer books, but this Halloween seemed like the perfect time to delve into the legendary Hannibal Lecter series. The plot is fairly similar to the Silence of the Lambs for [...]

Ray Bradbury’s “Something Wicked This Way Comes”

Ray Bradbury’s “Something Wicked This Way Comes”

This week I read through I book I haven’t had the chance to tear into in years: Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes. I’ve mentioned this book before, and recommended it in some holiday lists, but I figured it was time for a full review of the book that just screams “Halloween!” to me. [...]

Dean Koontz’s “Phantoms”

Dean Koontz’s “Phantoms”

I’m back, and just in time for one of my favorite holiday seasons of the year: Halloween! Over the next few weeks I’ll be reviewing horror novels (unless something particularly great fall into my lap), and I thought I’d bring us into October with a book by Dean Koontz: Phantoms. Phantoms follows Jenny and Lisa [...]

Justin Cronin’s “The Passage”

Justin Cronin’s “The Passage”

If you’ve been following my reviews, then you probably know I rarely check out a book on a whim. 99 out of 100 times I read a book, I have meticulously combed my way through prospective additions to my library to find that one that just fits whatever literary craving I have at the time. [...]

Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman”

Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman”

Anyone who has been following recent literary news has probably heard an intense amount of uproar regarding Harper Lee’s “new” book, Go Set a Watchman. Let me start off by saying this book was doomed in the public eye from the start. When an author writes a masterpiece like To Kill a Mockingbird and proceeds [...]

Richard Osborn’s “Twilight for the West?”

Richard Osborn’s “Twilight for the West?”

I love getting to read books by local authors, so I am excited to say that this week I’m reviewing a book that is a little different from what I normally gravitate towards: Richard Osborn’s Twilight for the West? For those that have been following my reviews recently, I have been reviewing the techno-espionage Ian [...]

Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “John Carter of Mars Book One: A Princess of Mars”

Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “John Carter of Mars Book One: A Princess of Mars”

This week I got my hands on a collection of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter of Mars, a series I have wanted to read for years. We’ll start at the beginning, with a review of book one: A Princess of Mars. The story follows the titular John Carter, a Civil War soldier looking to make [...]

C. S. Lewis’ “Prince Caspian”

C. S. Lewis’ “Prince Caspian”

Over the past week I finally got the chance to continue my Narnia series, so this week I’m going to review book three: Prince Caspian. While not a turning point in structure, Prince Caspian is an interesting change of pace for C. S. Lewis, as it deals with many of the themes that have become [...]

Roy Barzilai’s “The Testosterone Hypothesis: How Hormones Regulate the Life Cycles of Civilization”

Roy Barzilai’s “The Testosterone Hypothesis: How Hormones Regulate the Life Cycles of Civilization”

This week I am excited to review a book by Roy Barzilai, author of one of my favorite philosophical/sociological works: The Objective Bible: Western Civilization’s Struggle for Philosophic Liberation from a Herd-Mentality and Pagan Mysticism. In his new book, The Testosterone Hypothesis: How Hormones Regulate the Life Cycles of Civilization, Roy advocates a more modern [...]

Steve Alten’s “Vostok”

Steve Alten’s “Vostok”

This week I blasted through Steve Alten’s new thriller, Vostok. I am a huge fan of Alten’s marine thrillers, with The Loch perhaps being my favorite book in the entire thriller genre; Vostok is a crossover work that combines characters from The Loch and his megaladon-based Meg series. Needless to say, I had very high [...]

Erik Larson’s “Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania”

Erik Larson’s “Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania”

This week I am reviewing a new book by Erik Larson: Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania. For those who may not recognize the name, the RMS Lusitania was a British ocean liner that was not dissimilar to the Titanic, in that it was once the largest passenger ship in the world and [...]

George R. R. Martin’s “The World of Ice and Fire”

George R. R. Martin’s “The World of Ice and Fire”

This week I am reviewing a companion piece to the incredibly popular A Song of Ice and Fire series (Game of Thrones): George R. R. Martin’s The World of Ice and Fire. I was ecstatic when I saw this book at my local bookstore, since there are many, many details to keep track of in [...]

M. John Lubetkin’s “Custer’s Gold”

M. John Lubetkin’s “Custer’s Gold”

Over the past few months I have had the urge to read some great action/adventure novels, so it is no surprised I jumped at the chance to read a historical fiction novel with those elements. This week, I’m reviewing John Lubetkin’s Custer’s Gold, an immaculately detailed book that follows the memoirs of Edward C. Jordan, [...]

Charles Dickens’ “Great Expectations”

Charles Dickens’ “Great Expectations”

It’s been quite some time since I’ve reviewed a classic, and there is one in particular I’ve been wanting to give a second read now that I’m doing so for pure enjoyment, rather than classwork. This week I’m tackling Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, the great 19th century coming-of-age novel. For those of you who are [...]