The Lucid Dreaming

by Lisa Morton “He’s let us down big, and I’ve got a word or two for Him when we finally meet. These guys think I’ve got a problem with foul language now? Wait until they hear what I’d unleash on the Big Daddy upstairs.” Ashley, a paranoid schizophrenic, is confined to a psychiatric institution in... Continue Reading →

Odd Adventures with your Other Father

Odd Adventures with your Other Father – Norman Prentiss “He’d been a stone judge, keeping his emotions in check. Now, something broke through.” This novel has an interesting framework where one part is a series of stories Celia’s father Shawn told her about her other father, Jack, who died when Celia was four. These stories... Continue Reading →

SEAL Team 666

by Weston Ochse “Screams are just pain leaving the body.” Jack Walker, SEAL in training, is pulled weeks before graduation and given assignment to a small, unknown group. Initially resenting the move and lamenting his chance to lead a ‘normal’ SEAL life, he soon realizes that not only are these soldiers the finest in the... Continue Reading →

The Martian

by Andy Weir “I am smiling a great smile. The smile of a man who fucked with his car and didn’t break it.” The six person landing team on Mars encounters an unexpected sandstorm and witnesses one of the their crew impaled on a radio antennae go spinning out of sight as the other 5... Continue Reading →

Tales from the Midnight Shift

by Mark Allan Gunnells “There was always the Bible in the nightstand drawer, but whoever had dubbed that the Greatest Story Ever Told had apparently never read The Stand.” The collection starts very strong with “God Doesn’t Follow You into the Bathroom,” about a young girl confiding in her reverend the relationship with her boyfriend... Continue Reading →

The Reckoning

by Thomas F. Monteleone “If this is the Second Coming, then somebody was lying about something.” Another fantastic read, this sequel doesn’t reach the levels of destruction you'll be expecting after the end of The Blood of the Lamb. Armageddon up to the eyeballs, you'd probably guess, but instead we get a fast-paced, fairly complex... Continue Reading →

The Blood of the Lamb

by Thomas F. Monteleone We’ve got a treasure chest of words we use when exploring things monumental. We use simpler words like excellent, amazing, gripping and powerful. We use terms like ‘show-stopping’ and ‘a masterpiece.’ Popular culture, however, has brought us to a point where words such as these have become so recognizable that they’ve... Continue Reading →

Snow Crash

by Neal Stephenson “You don’t respect those people very much, Y.T., because you’re young and arrogant. But I don’t respect them much either, because I’m old and wise.” Snow Crash is a cyberpunk story set in a futuristic world where countries have collapsed into region-states, and the government of each region is left to whatever... Continue Reading →

The Resurrection Maker

by Glenn Cooper In a modern-day search for the Holy Grail, Mr. Cooper weaves a tale rich with science and history as the story moves back and forth through time. Arthur, a chemist and descendant of Thomas Malory, the real-world scholar who wrote the definitive text on King Arthur himself (Le Morte d’Arthur), is a... Continue Reading →

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