Read: Hoodwinked

Well, here’s the problem. You could read this book. You probably should read this book. But then you are faced with being in the exact situation as me. Wondering to yourself, “Now what?” “What can I do?” John Perkins is … Read More

Read: The Killer Angels

I think I’m the only one who didn’t know about this book. Add it to the list of what eludes me. It’s good. Look up the definition of suspense and you might find this book. Even though you KNOW what … Read More

Read: The Secret Knowledge of Water

There is a lot more going on in the desert than you know. Craig Childs, once again, delivers what’s really going on and more in “The Secret Knowledge of Water,” an eloquently detailed book about things that border on the … Read More

Read: Barbarian Days

Buy this book. Get the paper version. Okay, if you have ZERO interest in surfing, I mean ZERO, then don’t buy it, but if you have ever had fun in two-foot shorebreak slop then this book is for you. If … Read More

Read: Cambodia Noir

Okay, what if I told you there was a novel about a photojournalist working in Cambodia 2003. How many of you would rush out and read it? I’m guessing more than few. In 1996 I took my second international trip … Read More

Read: Everyday Matters

A tough situation. A family doing well. Then, a major accident and all lives change. Danny Gregory teaches himself to draw and allows the pen, brush and color to help reveal the world around him. A memoir with several twists. … Read More

Read: The Panama Papers

During the time I read this book I asked everyone I came in contact with how they felt about “The Panama Papers.” A grand total of ONE person knew what I was talking about. ONE. I guess I’m strange. I … Read More

Read: A Meal in Winter

138 pages. That’s it. One small day in one small moment in time. Men. Alone in war. Then not alone but compromised in a variety of ways. Emotion. Bitter cold. Conflict. This book blew me away with a simmering quiet. … Read More

Read: Once Upon a Time in Russia

I read everything that Ben Mezrich writes. If you know him then you might too. If you don’t know him just understand that when you read a Mezrich book you will find yourself saying “No f&^%$%$ way,” about every ten … Read More

Read: Bad Country

I read a wide variety of publication. Fiction, nonfiction, graphic novel, comic book, pamphlet and even auto mags when I’m waiting for my tires to get rotated. Sometimes I just want a good story. Something that sucks me in and … Read More

Read: The River Swimmer

Two stories. I’m starting to think it would be easy to underestimate these books. I read them in one sitting. Your mind begins to play tricks. That was effortless, so easy. There are a few lines I’ll take with me … Read More

Read: The Farmer’s Daughter

This is getting out of hand. More Harrison. But I can’t stop. There is another after this. The problem is he writes great stories. I’m not a novella or short story fan, never have been, until now. These stories aren’t … Read More

Read: True North

Good grief. I don’t even know where to start. Story. Sadness. Character. I was so involved in this story I didn’t see the ending coming, and the ending is a repeat of the first chapter of the book. Nature, human … Read More

Read: 109 East Palace

In “The 505” this book has major street cred. I’d heard about it for years, but finally realized, as I was driving to go launch a mountain bike ride, that I was driving by some of the EXACT locations described … Read More

Read: Legends of the Fall

I was never a fan of novellas until now. You probably know “Legends of the Fall” by Jim Harrison or perhaps you have seen the movie, but until you read these things you can’t truly understand how good they are. … Read More

Read: The Book of Tea

This book is magic but in a very subdued way. I’m not sure how I got this book. Must have downloaded it by accident, but I’m glad I did. Tea is a part of my life, and I have friends … Read More

Read: Off to the Side

You are going to want to own this book. A memoir. My suggestion is to get the hardcover from the library, take your time, read it then return it. Then buy a stack of softcovers and keep them in your … Read More

Read: Denali’s Howl

Things did not end well. I have zero interest in climbing the high mountains, nor do I want to visit the “Death Zone,” before I’m at least 80 and preferably while I’m poolside in Boca, but for some reason I … Read More