Read: In the Wake of the Plague

Turns out the plague was a real drag. Plague with a dose of Anthrax for good measure. Sounds rough, and it didn’t discriminate. If you were there, wrong place, wrong time, wrong rats and fleas, you were a goner. This … 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: 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: 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: In Search of the Old Ones

What happened to the Anasazi remains a gray area for those who have attempted to decipher the riddle. The landscape of the American Southwest is a minefield of former peoples who passed on, moved on, lost battles or simply disappeared. … Read More

Read: Walden on Wheels

“The Screwed Generation.” I like that. I also like this book. The author,a proud member of the first generation to have it worse off than their parents, has quite a story to tell. Walden on Wheels is a voyage through … Read More

Read: Breath

Two years ago I found myself in Western Australia heading north out of Perth for an unknown destination. Stopped in a small town on the coast a friend turned to me and said “This is the town where Tim Winton … Read More

Read: Small Acts of Disappearance

This book was recommended to me by Lorenzo, and for this I have to say “Thank you.” On the surface this is a collection of essays about a woman with an eating disorder, but the book is so much more. … Read More

Read: This Machine Kills Secrets

As you know, I have a thing for hacking, those who hack, those who leak and those who provide the platforms for leaking. I actually don’t do any of these things myself, nor do I actually know anyone who does, … Read More

Read: The Book Thief

Yes, that is a photo of a Kindle. Get over it. There are more on the way. I love the Kindle, when I travel. As soon as I get home I go back to paper. It’s awesome having both. Much … Read More