Psychology

The Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (with Sharp Objects Excerpt)

Recently I read the chilling tale of a murderous mother in Sharp Objects¬†and I was interested to see what I could find regarding the Munchausen syndrome. The Americans had the city of Kansas and the story of the Wizard of Oz (a bit different from the Wizard of Glass). The Germans had The Baron Of… Continue reading The Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (with Sharp Objects Excerpt)

Book Reviews

Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn Book Review

After the pleasant surprise I had reading "Dark Places" and "Gone Girl", I thought nothing I read from Gillian Flynn would convince me more of the basic evil-ness of the human species. I was wrong. So Wrong. I prayed after every chapter for it to be fiction. I hope such a town and such people… Continue reading Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn Book Review

Book Reviews

Mortal Instruments – Book 1 – City of Bones * Cassandra Clare

Imagine a book so steampunk you are literally sprouting tattoos as you are reading it. Imagine a potent mix and match of anything that would make a teenager pick up a book from a shelf and read it. Vampires, werewolves, motorcycles, immortals, items to collect, a massive fight between good versus evil, teenagers with no… Continue reading Mortal Instruments – Book 1 – City of Bones * Cassandra Clare

Book Reviews

The Mortal Instruments Series * Cassandra Clare

A thousand years ago, the Angel Raziel mixed his blood with the blood of men and created the race of the Nephilim. Human-angel hybrids, they walk among us, unseen but ever-present, our invisible protectors. They call themselves Shadowhunters. The Shadowhunters obey the laws set down in the Gray Book, given to them by the angel:… Continue reading The Mortal Instruments Series * Cassandra Clare

Book Reviews

James Patterson * Witch and Wizard

The world is changing: the government has seized control of every aspect of society, and now, kids are disappearing. For 15-year-old Wisty and her older brother Whit, life turns upside down when they are torn from their parents one night and slammed into a secret prison for no reason they can comprehend. The New Order,… Continue reading James Patterson * Witch and Wizard

Book Reviews

Dark Places – Gillian Flynn

I finished reading Gone Girl and I was shocked to find two other books by Gillian Flynn in my posession. Dark places and Sharp Objects. I finished Dark places last night and I must take a breather before I touch any other books. What an intense experience - it's like living with a survivor of… Continue reading Dark Places – Gillian Flynn

Book Reviews

Y: The Descent of Man * Steve Jones Book Review

In his highly entertaining and enlightening book, the acclaimed geneticist and author Steve Jones offers a landmark exploration of maleness. With effervescent wit, Jones argues that men, biologically speaking, are the true second sex. Men have become the weaker sex, eh? Simone de Beauvoir would love this. Baldness, circumcision, the struggle of the little swimmy… Continue reading Y: The Descent of Man * Steve Jones Book Review

Book Reviews, Dean Koontz

Wilderness – Dean Koontz short story

Each life is a spool of thread that unravels through the years, and it is by a thread that we are so perilously suspended. When I started reading this story I realized that I had read it before. These are the first 5 chapters of Innocence. I'm not going to review them, just include what… Continue reading Wilderness – Dean Koontz short story

Book Reviews

Shatter me – Tahereh Mahi Book review

I came upon Tahereh Mahi by looking for a book to follow up Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin - a book about a dystopian future, made for young adults, featuring a love story and a chase by the government, a story about star-crossed lovers like "The Hunger Games". The first book of his quintology… Continue reading Shatter me – Tahereh Mahi Book review