Book Review “Kill Alex Cross” by James Patterson

Book Review “Kill Alex Cross” by James Patterson

This time of year is a reader’s…well Christmas. With most authors releasing their latest work in time for the holidays, October and November are often overwhelming with so many new books and never enough time to read everything you’d like. For example, each year James Patterson releases the latest installment featuring Alex Cross (Morgan Freeman’s […]

Dating After Your 20’s

Dating After Your 20’s

You’re a working, middle-aged male—but you’re single. Many of your friends may be married and have children. But before you panic and start taking long, hard looks at your ‘ticking’ biological clock, I’m going to go ahead and debunk the societal school of thought, or the voice in your head, that’s telling you, “You should […]

Review of The Litigators by John Grisham

Review of The Litigators by John Grisham

Things could be better at the “boutique” law firm of Oscar Finley and Walter Figg. The two partners have been grinding it out in the streets for decades, making ends meet hustling accident victims and quickie divorces. Neither are distinguished – both took 3 tries to pass the bar – nor feel particularly restrained by […]

New in Paperbacks Fall 2011 (Part 2)

New in Paperbacks Fall 2011 (Part 2)

Continued from… Ellis continues his superb series of books on the Founding Fathers, this time with a look at the lives and relationship of John and Abigail Adams. Both John and Abigail wrote copious letters to each other for decades and kindly left them to posterity, making this a rich subject for exploration. David McCullough’s […]

Review of Coup D’etat by Ben Coes

Review of Coup D’etat by Ben Coes

In Ben Coes debut novel Power Down we were introduced to ex-Delta turn oil rig roughneck Dewey Andreas who promptly saved the world from a multi-front terrorist attack masterminded by billionaire Alexander Fortuna. After beginning a romantic tryst with the President’s National Security Advisor, Dewey has retreated both physically and psychologically to Australia working as […]

Review of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Review of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

On October 5th, 2011, Steve Jobs died of cancer. Now, 3 weeks later, we have the release of the first full-scale biography about his life by superb biographer Walter Isaacson. Isaacson, author the excellent books Benjamin Franklin and Einstein, had been reluctant to write this book at all – he knew Jobs well enough to […]

Top 5 Halloween Costumes for 2011

Top 5 Halloween Costumes for 2011

BOO! Calm down, calm down. It’s just me—sheesh! ‘Tis the season for costume parties, and who says you’re too old to celebrate Halloween? If you’re going to a party, or even just passing out candy, chances are you may need to find a costume. The key to picking out the perfect costume (post-college, of course, […]

Steam Coffin by John L Busch

Steam Coffin by John L Busch

The author of “Steam Coffin,” John L Busch was king enought to provide the following information from the numerous publications who have nothing but the highest praises for his work: Moses Rogers, a remarkable individual, saw in steam power the capacity to…make oceanic travel reliable and predictable. Busch sets out the odyssey with the support […]