book reviews

BEST GIFTS FOR THE HISTORY LOVER

BEST GIFTS FOR THE HISTORY LOVER

BEST GIFTS FOR THE HISTORY LOVER Looking for that special literary item for the man who has loves reading? This year has a lot of choices, particularly if you like biographies of great leaders. 1 – Topping the charts this year is No Easy Day, the enthralling tell-all by U.S. Navy Seal Mark Owens involved […]

Most Underrated Authors: #1 Alex Berenson

Most Underrated Authors: #1 Alex Berenson

I truly enjoy speaking with fellow readers about authors they love who I may or may not have read before. It’s a odd thing, two people with similar interest can walk by a shelf, see the same book, and one may pick it up while the other keeps walking. Eho’s to say the guy who […]

Most Underrated Authors: #2 Brad Meltzer

Most Underrated Authors: #2 Brad Meltzer

One of the conversations I have most often with fellow readers revolves around the question “read anything good lately?” It’s an odd thing because we all shop at the same stores and see the same displays but we’re all drawn to different authors. The result is a lot of great authors that many of us […]

Most Underrated Authors: #3 John Hart

Most Underrated Authors: #3 John Hart

As a reader, I spend quite a bit of time perusing book stores looking for new authors. Over the years I’ve stumbled upon quite a few authors that I had never before encountered. Often I discover a wonderful new author and I just know they are destined for fame; sometimes it comes and other times […]

Most Underrated Authors: # 5 Patrick Lee

Most Underrated Authors: # 5 Patrick Lee

As an avid reader I find one of the most exciting opportunities is finding a previously unread author who’s work you enjoy. I spend a lot of time scouring the fiction section in my favorite bookstores looking for relatively unknown or new authors that I haven’t yet discovered. Many times I pick up someone’s debut […]

Review of Inferno by Max Hastings

Review of Inferno by Max Hastings

Every year thousands of books are published about World War 2. As the largest and most violent event in human history, that should come as no surprise. But what you do not see so often among the myriad of monographs are single volume histories of the entire war. To cover the war in one volume […]

Review of Robert B Parker’s Killing the Blues by Michael Brandman

Review of Robert B Parker’s Killing the Blues by Michael Brandman

One of my favorite fictitious characters is Robert B Parker’s Jesse Stone. Jesse is a damaged man who’s many problems caused his dismissal from the LAPD. As a last resort he is hired as Police Chief of  Paradise, a small tourist town in Massachusetts. Throughout the series Jesse is embattled with his inner demons, primarily his […]

Best New Authors in Men’s Fiction: # 2 Noah Boyd

Best New Authors in Men’s Fiction: # 2 Noah Boyd

In the last few days, we’ve begun a series of articles highlighting the best new author’s in men’s fiction. Since it takes a few years for an author to build a body of work, we’re including any author who’s debut novel released in the last 5 years. Men’s Fiction is defined simply as action, adventure, […]