David Palmer – Emergence Book Review

By far my most favourite post-apocalyptic novel, Emergence was written in 1981 and follows the life of Candidia Maria Smith-Foster, an eleven-year-old girl, who is unaware that she's a Homo post hominem, mankind's next evolutionary step. Hominems have higher IQs, they're stronger, faster, more resistant to illness and trauma, and have quicker reflexes. Their eyesight, … Continue reading David Palmer – Emergence Book Review


Earth Abides – by George R. Stewart

From the series of post-apocalyptic novels like Emergence, Survivors and The Stand, comes a 1949 classic - Earth Abides. Different but still the same, the main difference in the disease outbreak survirvor comes in his easy detachment through which he looks at the world. He is a solitary being, used to observing events, not prone … Continue reading Earth Abides – by George R. Stewart

Hausfrau * Jill Alexander Essbaum

Anna is a bored married woman. Anna is passive and loves to see other take charge of her life until she decides she wants to have an affair. Anna has multiple affairs and then her life spirals down until she needs to take control over her own actions once more. And she does.. "IS THERE … Continue reading Hausfrau * Jill Alexander Essbaum

Finders Keepers * Stephen King Book Review

From Simon and Schuster: A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far—a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr. Mercedes. “Wake up, genius.” So begins King’s instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. … Continue reading Finders Keepers * Stephen King Book Review

FINDERS KEEPERS EXCERPT * Stephen King follow up to Mr. Mercedes

You can find a 12-page excerpt of Finders Keepers in the new Hodder paperback of Mr. Mercedes! Don’t miss Finders Keepers by Stephen King. Available from Hodder & Stoughton from June 15. Finders Keepers is a masterful, thrillingly suspenseful crime novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes too far – starring … Continue reading FINDERS KEEPERS EXCERPT * Stephen King follow up to Mr. Mercedes

Mr. Mercedes * Stephen King

A cat-and-mouse suspense thriller featuring a retired homicide detective who's haunted by the few cases he left open, and by one in particular - the pre-dawn slaughter of eight people among hundreds gathered in line for the opening of a jobs fair when the economy was guttering out. It is a riveting cat-and-mouse suspense thriller … Continue reading Mr. Mercedes * Stephen King

A hero’s journey

The hero’s journey as defined by Joseph Campbell is the great epic pattern behind all the great tales, from King Arthur to Siegfried. It’s also the pattern behind The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and most epic fantasy. The hero, an orphan or unloved foster child, leaves his home to venture out into the wilderness, … Continue reading A hero’s journey

Don’t worry too much!

Endless bone-worrying not constructive exercise; if anything, diminishes odds for favorable outcome by limiting scope of mind’s operation, cuts down opportunities for serendipity to lend hand. Besides, takes fun out of life — especially important when little enough to be had.  What do you worry about? What do you worry about? Your job, your family, … Continue reading Don’t worry too much!

The Dark Tower 5 – The Wolves of Calla

In the fifth novel in King's bestselling epic fantasy series, the farming community in the fertile lands of the East has been warned the wolves are coming back. Four gunslingers, led by Roland of Gilead, are also coming their way. And the farmers of the Calla want to enlist some hard calibers. In Wolves of the … Continue reading The Dark Tower 5 – The Wolves of Calla

The truth about War – from Game of Thrones book 4

Poorly shod and poorly clad, they march away beneath his banners, ofttimes with no better arms than a sickle or a sharpened hoe, or a maul they made themselves by lashing a stone to a stick with strips of hide. Brothers march with brothers, sons with fathers, friends with friends. They’ve heard the songs and … Continue reading The truth about War – from Game of Thrones book 4