Saturday, January 30, 2016
Written by a Pulitzer Prize Winning Author!
The Hebrew Bible claims; God loved King David most. Whether you view The Bible as a religious guide, history book, or a timeless work of literature, you likely find this idea perplexing enough to have a few questions pass through your mind’s eye. After all, King David was a warrior, a military leader that was responsible for many deaths, albeit to claim an earthly kingdom for God, many shed blood.
Friday, January 29, 2016
No doubt about it, Harlan Coben has “got it goin’ on;” a new novel every year, movies, No Second Chance, a six episode, French television crime drama, and The Five, a 10 episode series in Britain. Surprisingly, he claims to love writing for tv, so much so that it sends his movie adaptions somewhere down on the list of priorities.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
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Saturday, January 23, 2016
We love brownies! Originating in Chicago at the Palmer House Hotel in 1893, the delicious marriage of the cake and the cookie is undoubtedly an all-time favorite.
Unfortunately, for health and ingredient conscious individuals, replacements often lack the flavor we crave. So, when we say, only two ingredients without the usual allergens, the first concern is taste. Fear not as this gooey chocolaty treat is not lacking any taste; in fact, it tastes better than most.
Imagine: tasting color, seeing sound, and hearing food; euphoria or a window into Hell?
The Forgotten Room is modern day science fiction mingling with the paranormal.
This is my first Lincoln Child book; my initial reaction is wow-what a unique writer. A lover of fine flowing literature done well, I’m in awe of his no-nonsense style of writing, so tightly suffused with an intellectual peculiarity that drives the premise like a well-tuned machine, simply said: the author’s skill is effectively eccentric, much like the cast of science minded characters in the novel.
Friday, January 22, 2016
2015 was a productive year in science with the discovery of 211 previously unknown species in the Eastern Himalayas, alone. We are apparently just beginning. In addition, scientists learned to control the speed of light, and grow vegetables in space with evidence suggesting water on Mars the possibilities are endless. Beyond Science captured these and many more in this summary of 2015, a year of scientific breakthroughs that promise to make life on Earth and beyond better.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
‘Baby, it’s cold outside!’ So, why not take a few minutes and fantasize about riding some waves? These 2015 drone videos are a fabulous way to get a virtual feeling of warmer weather, the sensational feel of the water, and most of all the thrill of the surf. Thanks to Thaddeus Vale we can do it all in the midst of a blizzard.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Author John D. MacDonald gave us fabulous pieces of literature The Executioners better known today as Cape Fear, and many others along with over twenty Travis McGee novels. Perhaps, John D. is the greatest modern day novelist. Many of today’s best-selling authors boast of his influence on their career. Dean Koontz has often referred to him with remarkable admiration and praise. Demonstrating this is the interesting tribute he wrote about the author in the foreword of the paperback edition of Condominium. Grant it, Koontz did not say much specifically about the novel he was seemingly endorsing, but who would think differently? Probably no one would question his true feelings until he did the introduction on the audio version of the same book where we learn Dean Koontz did not like it quite as much as most of us concluded. The audio version features Dean Koontz saying as much in his own words.
Monday, January 18, 2016
The Shore explicitly exposes a third-world culture so ignored by modern society it will surprise most that it exists in the United States. The author provides raw insight into an impaired society that resides on the gorgeous islands of the Chesapeake Bay.
Murder, rape, domestic abuse, poverty, addiction, and birth defects haunt the inhabitants of the marsh and despite the hellacious fear, the indoctrination is so deep that most never leave and those that do, inevitably return.
Granted, Mazie Phillips is not an ordinary saint; she drinks too much, swears, and has numerous careless sexual relations, but her imperfections allow her to set aside judgement and simply help those who need it most.
Believe it or not, Mazie Phillips is only a slightly fictionalized character based upon the real-life, Mazie Phillips. In this, why didn’t I think of that novel, Jami Attenberg does a beautiful job of researching and arriving at a conjecture that ultimately translates into a realism that is so believable it seems like she peered into Mazie’s mind so we could enjoy a glimpse.