It’s a Small World War Z

I enjoy books that explore cultures and how they change with different developments.  Zombies are definitely a different development to change a culture, and Max Brooks explores those changes on individual, society, and global levels.  Brilliant.  This book isn't just about a world war against zombies, but about all the problems and solutions caused by a world war... Continue Reading →

Reviewing a Unique “Dune”

Thankfully, I saw the movie long ago enough that I wasn't too confused by the vast differences.  "Dune," by Frank Herbert, is one of the classics that helped define sci-fi as a genre.  It's set in a foreign solar system, but with such deep explorations of setting, culture, politics, and religion, it feels as real... Continue Reading →

32 Years After “1984”

It's been 'mind-numbing' waiting for this book review....  I remember my first introduction to George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four" being in 7th grade, we read the Reader's Digest snippet of the first few pages.  I remember that being my introduction to the dystopia genre and having my mind blown. Other than that, I had no idea... Continue Reading →

I’m Taking “The Hobbit” to New Regards!

Concerning the title, I did say I like heavy beat music... so yes, the stupid video techno-mash-up of "They're Taking the Hobbits to Isengard," has been blasted on my computer speakers more times than I'll admit. 😉 Anyway, I finally finished JRR Tolkien's "The Hobbit!"  I should have read this back in junior high for the classic... Continue Reading →

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