Book Reviews

Reiffen's Choice
by S.C. Butler

Tolkien meets Harry Potter in the first of this three book series. Reiffen's Choice harkens back to the traditional fantasy tales of old. Fun and entertaining, it's a good read, albeit not entirely original.

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Vick’s Vultures
by Scott Warren

Vick's Vultures barely qualifies for two rockets. Confusing writing, flat characters, and marginal storytelling couldn't salvage an otherwise promising premise.

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Lord Darcy
by Randall Garrett

Flat characters never instilled in me a desire to see or care if the crimes were solved. Lord Darcy is a fail for me.

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Don’t Live For Your Obituary
by John Scalzi

Scalzi has the success and the genre cred to write a real book on writing. This is not that book.

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Sweet Silver Blues
by Glen Cook

Led me down such a herky-jerky path that the only thing clear to me was that I was not going to continue with the series.

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Ship of Magic
by Robin Hobb

Robin Hobb is one of my favorite authors. So of course I went into Ship of Magic expecting the usual greatness. Unfortunately, Hobb let me down on this one.

Movie Reviews

Bright, a Netflix Film

Bright starring Will Smith as LAPD officer Daryl Ward is one big, hot mess.

Movie Reviews

War for the Planet of the Apes

The third time is not the charm for this final movie in the franchise reboot. War for the Planet of the Apes was, unfortunately, a serious letdown in many ways.

Book Reviews

Spin
by Robert Charles Wilson

Spin isn’t necessarily bad, but it isn’t necessarily good, either. It's somewhere inbetween, which isn't good enough for me to want to continue with the series.