Two New Book Reviews

A busy month–reading rather than writing. A collection of speculative fiction from DL Finn and book one in a trilogy from best selling author Mae Clair. Let’s start with Finn, the first one I finished: In the Tree’s Shadow: A collection of stories that exist in your dreams… and nightmares. by D.L. Finn My rating: […]

Review, The Rock of Magus: Code Red at the Vatican

The Rock of Magus by Toni Pike My rating: 5 of 5 stars Former Anglican Rector Jotham Fletcher continues on his quest to deal with the deadly pursuits of the Brotherhood of suspected members of the Simonian Sect. After saving a televangelist whose behavior may have led the Brotherhood to suspect him, Fletcher heads to […]

Review of Allies and Spies by D. Wallace Peach

Allies and Spies by D. Wallace Peach My rating: 5 of 5 stars Well worth reading, but one must keep at it–else one must go back a few pages the next time one restarts. Looking forward to the next book. The second book in the series focuses more intently on three main characters: Alue–nominally an […]

Review of Wreck of the Lanternfish

Belatedly, I finally finished the third book in C.S. Boyack’s Lanternfish trilogy last month, THREE YEARS after reading the first two books in this wonderful series. Wreck of the Lanternfish by C.S. Boyack My rating: 5 of 5 stars It’s been so long since reading the second book, that it took a great effort to […]

Pink Floyd–Live in 1975

The Wish You Were Here Tour! The concert came after my first year at Georgetown Law Center. Like me, the upperclassman who led our law club (an intro to 1st year students on how to do legal research, etc.) was a big Pink Floyd fan. He got us tickets for Floyd on June 10, 1975, […]

A Shakespearean Repost

Shakespeare’s Sleep–Elusive for Some That was a post title from December 2016. Somehow, it sprouted amidst related posts, it seems. Must be time to repost it to new (one could hope) readers–slightly revised. He died at 52–probably a long life in the 16th century. Still, I must suppose that had Shakespeare lived another 15 years […]

My Review of Wings of Mayhem

Wings of Mayhem by Sue Coletta My rating: 4 of 5 stars My first book by Sue Coletta that I’ve read. Used to see a lot of her on Google + (I miss that app). If you liked the Criminal Minds TV show, you’ll like this novel. Well, to be fair, it’s not simply about […]

A Noiseless Patient Spider, wrote Whitman

Whitman’s 19th century poem reads like this: A noiseless, patient spider, I mark’d, where, on a little promontory, it stood, isolated; Mark’d how, to explore the vacant, vast surrounding, It launch’d forth filament, filament, filament, out of itself; Ever unreeling them — ever tirelessly speeding them. And you, O my Soul, where you stand, Surrounded, […]

Third Review of Jumped by a Deadly Cholla

I am gratified to share a new review on Amazon, 4.0 out of 5 stars, posted by published author Pete Springer. Here’s what Pete had to say:  Speculative fiction is not a genre I typically read, but I decided to give this book of short stories a go. Undoubtedly, author John Maberry enjoys taking elements of […]

Waters of Life Flow Within

Yes, it IS another mashup; do you like them?  Snippets of time, places, people and events juxtaposed. Either you like the Talking Heads or you don’t (the song is “Once in a Lifetime”). Maybe waterfalls? Dune? Traveling the US? Same as before, but my water of life needed more than a Kwisatz Haderach could give. […]