Categories: Reviews, Books, Films

Dreyer's Bland

October 6th, 2008
As far as ice cream goes, I'm a Ben&Jerry&Unilever man; this means that I'm accustomed to a generous helping of goodies in whatever goodie-infused ice cream I am eating. But B&J&U don't make a good tin roof sundae analogue, and I was… more »

Reviews: The Historian, 1634: The Baltic War

September 10th, 2008
I finished Sovereign on the way out to Gananoque (via Chicago and Syracuse), so on the way back I had to pick up something from the airport bookstore, and wound up with The Historian, which is actually a novel about Dracula. The Historian by Elizabet… more »

Reviews: The Ghost Brigades, The Last Colony, World War Z, Sovereign, and Hellboy: The Golden Army

August 19th, 2008
The Ghost Brigades and The Last Colony by John Scalzi - 7.5/10 and 7/10, respectively The sequels to the earlier-reviewed Old Man's War return us to the interesting universe Scalzi has cooked up. Lots of good action, and a plot where all sides believe… more »

Reviews: Iron Kingdom, The Worst Hard Time, Wanted, The Dark Knight, X-Files

July 28th, 2008
Back from Comic-Con. I'll blog about that in a bit. The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan - 7/10 I went to the book store looking for a sci-fi or fantasy novel, and as so frequen… more »

Reviews: Iron Man, Prince Caspian, Indiana Jones v 4.0, Kung Fu Panda, Mongol

July 8th, 2008
We've gotten out to a fair number of movies in the last few months. Back in May we saw Iron Man, which was excellent. Of course, Hollywood has in the last decade or so proven that they can get the super hero origin story movie right, and they do so here… more »