Category: Books

Reviews: The Lies of Locke Lamora and A Canticle for Leibowitz

December 9th, 2008
The Lies of Locke Lamora, by Scott Lynch. 7/10 Someone described this book as a fantasy novel setting for Ocean's Eleven, which is a decent starting point. It's a good read; enjoyable characters, an interesting setting, quality writing. In fact, it is… more »

Book Review: The Coldest Winter

November 17th, 2008
The Korean War gets short shrift among American wars. Thirty-three thousand American dead, yet it's basically a cipher between the Second World War and the VietNam War. I've been interested in knowing more about our first real war with Communism for qui… more »

Review: Neal Stephenson's Anathem

October 21st, 2008
My son loves to go to the bookstore. Not for the books, although he is a fan of books (or at least having them read to him), but for the Thomas the Tank Engine playset that our local Barnes & Noble has set up in their childrens' section. So at least… more »

Reviews: The Agony and the Ecstasy, The Day of Battle

October 9th, 2008
I've been reading quality books again recently. For no substantive reason I picked up The Agony and the Ecstasy, Irving Stone's biography of Michelangelo. Most folks who recognize the title are probably familiar with the movie starring Charleton Heston,… 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 »