Category: Books

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: Augustus, An Island to Oneself

June 30th, 2008
Augustus: The Life of Rome's First Emperor by Anthony Everitt - 5/10 Fired up by Goldsworthy's Caesar, I followed with a biography of his successor. Sadly, where Caesar was triumphany, Augustus fell flat. Perhaps the sources are less insightful, perha… more »

Reviews: An Army at Dawn, Dark Fire

June 6th, 2008
An Army at Dawn : The War in North Africa, 1942-1943 by Rick Atkinson - 9/10 Yes, I'm giving it the rare and coveted nine out of ten, which I have given to perhaps half a dozen books I've read since I started "formally" rating them in 1998. It's that… more »

Reviews: Caesar, The Name of the Wind

May 23rd, 2008
Caesar: Life of a Colossus by Adrian Goldsworthy 8.5/10 The missus and I have recently gotten into the HBO television series 'Rome' (on DVD). Realizing that I knew a lot about the Roman Empire, but had never really read a biography of Julius Caesar, I… more »