Category Archives: Books
A friend of mine told me, when I asked him for a suggestion for a good book, to check out Lee Child's Jack Reacher series. I just finished the second book in the series and I find My friend's recommendation reasonable. The books are basically what I would consider brainless reads. That isn't necessarily a [...]
Check out this book on Amazon. Why in the world would I (or anyone) pay more for a kindle version than I (or anyone) would pay for a hardcover? Part and parcel of the publishing problem, right? No cost to the publisher to deliver a kindle version as compared with an actual physical hardback and yet…
If you are a fan of Stephen King and you’ve got some time to kill, might I suggest a visit to this threadon the Big Blue? As a fan myself, I find it interesting to compare my King experiences with those of the masses.
More examples here. And here. Don’t know why I find these so amusing.
Don’t you think?
Gilbert Cruz does yeoman’s work by ranking each of Stephen King’s 62 books and anthologies. I read through this list carefully and I generally find little to disagree with. But when you are talking 62 volumes, a little can be a lot. The effect a particular volume has on the reader depends greatly on the [...]
The story of the Lorax, Once-ler and the truffula trees is a story about greed and excess. So isn’t it a bit ironic when a story such as that leads to a blockbuster Hollywood movie and a boatload of endorsements? Here’s a spot-on comic. Previously The Spirit Matters.
This has been a theme of mine lately with impending releases of two film adaptations of novels I really enjoyed, The Hunger Games and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. A part of me wants to simply skip the films because film adaptations seem to spoil the book experience for me. But just today I [...]
MI am in the process of reading the final pages of Stieg Larsson‘s Millenium trilogy. I highly recommend it. The three novels have been made into films in Sweden already,but Hollywood is about to release the first one, The Girl With The Drgaon Tattoo, on Dec 21. This is another of those film adaptation of [...]
Don’t we all anticipate the release of the film version of our favorite books only to be entirely disappointed at the result? I know that I generally have decided to avoid these types of films all together these days. I think I can honestly say, and I have seen many, many film adaptations, that the [...]