In the American Southwest, states and cities battle each other for pieces of the Colorado River. In this realistic possible future "water knifes" are the black ops who make sure sumptuous "arcologies" can bloom in the desert, so the rich can drink while the poor get dust. I loved the concept and the realism with … Continue reading The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi
Volk writes about the stranger side on life but from the perspective of neither a true believer or a skeptic. Instead he approaches all of this with the attitude of “I don’t know.” Whether interviewing a NASA astronaut-turned-mystic, a world-famous psychologist who taught about dying and decided death may not exist at all, or scientists … Continue reading Fringe-ology by Steve Volk
The Pack by Jason Starr 1 Sentence Summary: Stay-at-home dad falls into a werewolf pack and tries to save his failing marriage. What I Liked: Watching the Simon slowly discover his physical changes. What I Didn't Like: Minimal character development. Mostly one-dimensional. Overall Recommendation: 3/5 stars. OK, quick read.
Saw IT this weekend and was so happy to finally have a Stephen King adaptation that rose to the heights of the book. It was classic 80's King, which also feels current due to the recent 80's revival with shows like Stranger Things and the Goldbergs. My favorite aspect of the film was the fact that … Continue reading IT, the movie
I finally got around to reading the short story "The Story of Your Life" by Ted Chiang. I'd been meaning to ever since I heard that the movie Arrival was based off of it. I've written before how much I liked Arrival and the story that inspired it was just as interesting. At 45 pages … Continue reading Perceptions
I've always enjoyed Lincoln Child's collaborations with Douglas Preston, but this is the first solo work of his I have read. The Adirondacks, and "enigmologist" and werewolves! Quick fun read. No heavy lifting required.
This book was tailor-made for me. It is like the author found every element that I found fascinating and rolled them into one short novel. My only small complaint is the ending. Wrapped up a little too neatly for my taste, but I am quibbling. This was an excellent book. Genre: Horror, but tastefully done … Continue reading The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon