Categories: Reviews, Books, Films

Reviews: A Crack in the Edge of the World, Nixonland

July 16th, 2009
A Crack in the Edge of the World by Simon Winchester - 6/10 I really, really enjoyed Winchester's Krakatoa, his The Professor and the Madman, and his Outposts: Journeys to the Surviving Outposts of the British Empire, so when I saw that he had writte… more »

Reviews: Fearless, Dauntless, Courageous, Valiant, Relentless

July 16th, 2009
Fearless, Dauntless, Courageous, Valiant, Relentless - the Lost Fleet series, by Jack Campbell - 7/10 A solid but not outstanding space-combat-opera series. The premise is interesting and the strategic thinking is compelling, but the characters are v… more »

Re-Start Trek

May 8th, 2009
So the new Star Trek film is clocking in at 95% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, which is a very encouraging sign. For a more visceral and less cold, hard numeric take on a film I often refer to MaryAnn Johnanson, the Flick Filosopher; I did so this time an… more »

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Decades (Vol 3) #1

May 7th, 2009
This isn't a review, really, just some general thoughts. If you are a real purist, there might be a spoiler here, so be warned. To my surprise and delight I discovered that there was a new League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Volume Three, issue one) o… more »

Reviews: Havana Nocturne, Water for Elephants, American Made, Polaris, Seeker, A Talent for War

April 28th, 2009
We flew to San Antonio for my cousin's wedding this month; airline travel always leads to more reading. Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba and then Lost It to the Revolution by T. J. English - 6.5/10 An interesting read, well articulated, and… more »