Monthly Archives: January 2012

Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy

This book follows two stories, one fiction and one science fiction/utopian fiction. It’s a very interesting blend of these two genres, as well as others like feminist fiction. This book carries so many themes but weaves them all delicately and … Continue reading

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Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

When John Perry turns 75, he has a choice to make.  Spend his few remaining years without his wife, who recently passed away, or join the army.  The same army that somehow recruits 75 year olds and turns them into … Continue reading

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whokill by tUnEyArDs

Scott Stone reviews whokill by tUnEyArDs

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Counterstrike: the Untold Story of America’s Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda by Eric Schmitt

Schmitt’s Counterstrike is as lucid, clear and comprehensive an explanation of the country’s foreign policy direction as we are ever likely to have in non-government speak.  The book is not an apology, defense or condemnation.  It begins with a fact … Continue reading

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Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Isaac Marion’s debut novel, Warm Bodies is a love story with a twist.  One half of the couple is a zombie and the other is a “warm body”.  A zombie love story was one reason the book presents a fresh perspective on this … Continue reading

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Damaged by Alex Kava

Maggie O’Dell, FBI profiler is off to Pensacola Beach where a fishing cooler has been found floating in the Gulf of Mexico filled with body parts.  In Maggie’s job, this may not be an exceptional find except for the fact … Continue reading

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Zorro by Isabelle Allende

Oh, what fun!!!  Allende has invented a beginning for the Zorro stories.  I remember the TV series and I was totally smitten with the swashbuckling, mysterious avenger.  Okay, I was just a kid, but the TV Zorro was a much … Continue reading

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Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link

Looking for a great collection of short stories? Checkout Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link.

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Crossed by Ally Condi

Crossed is the much anticipated second book in the young adult dystopian Matched trilogy. Crossed picks up where Matched left off. Ky has been relocated by the Society to an unspecified location in Outer Provinces to fight the enemy and Cassia … Continue reading

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Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend by Susan Orlean

My favorite TV show growing up in the 50’s was The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin.  Little did I know that the first Rin Tin Tin was a pup that doughboy Lee Duncan found in a bombed out kennel on … Continue reading

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