Excerpts

American Gods – I Believe – Book Excerpt

I can believe things that are true and things that aren't true and I can believe things where nobody knows if they're true or not. I can believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and the Beatles and Marilyn Monroe and Elvis and Mister Ed. Listen - I believe that people are perfectable, that… Continue reading American Gods – I Believe – Book Excerpt

Book Reviews

Prentice Alvin * Orson Scott Card

In the Tales of Alvin Maker, Orson Scott Card does the same thing for Mormonism that Lewis did for general Christianity in Narnia, but the world of the tales is much closer to our own than Narnia is this world is an alternate america in the early 1800s, an America with a slightly different history,… Continue reading Prentice Alvin * Orson Scott Card

Excerpts

The song of the Weirwood * Game of Thrones

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies,” said Jojen. “The man who never reads lives only one. The singers of the forest had no books. No ink, no parchment, no written language. Instead they had the trees, and the weirwoods above all. When they died, they went into the wood, into leaf and… Continue reading The song of the Weirwood * Game of Thrones

Book Reviews, Stephen King

Roadwork * Stephen King short story

Only Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman, can imagine the horror of a good and angry man who fights back against bureaucracy when it threatens to destroy his vitality, home, and memories. It reminded me a lot of The Running Man where the guy sticks it to the system grand style and goes down in flames.… Continue reading Roadwork * Stephen King short story

Poetry

Rainer Maria Rilke Poem of the Day: You who never arrived

Du im Voraus verlorne Geliebte, Nimmergekommene, nicht weiß ich, welche Töne dir lieb sind. Nicht mehr versuch ich, dich, wenn das Kommende wogt, zu erkennen. Alle die großen Bildern in mir, im Fernen erfahrene Landschaft, Städte und Türme und Brücken und un- vermutete Wendung der Wege und das Gewaltige jener von Göttern einst durchwachsenen Länder:… Continue reading Rainer Maria Rilke Poem of the Day: You who never arrived

Book Reviews

William Trevor* The story of Lucy Gault

Shortlisted for the 2002 Man Booker Prize I've picked it up from my bookshelf but I never thought I would find so little to love in this story. Everything was truly predictable, the characters lacked vitality and the only high-point in the entire book was the possibility of a romance. And even that one dwindled… Continue reading William Trevor* The story of Lucy Gault

Book Reviews

Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson – Book Review

Prepare your tissues as this book will not leave you dry-eyed. Full of love and more love and more love and a lot of loss, the book follows two couples who have something in common. Matt has been with both women and both have a baby. This change-of-pace love story is a powerfully moving novel… Continue reading Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson – Book Review

Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz’ The Final Hour

I'm so looking forward to reading "Ashley Bell" but in the mean time I have to satisfy my appetite with a smaller novella. Following Last Light comes Final Hour, the second of two standalone eBook original novellas leading in to Ashley Bell, the highly anticipated new novel of suspense from Dean Koontz! that September day,… Continue reading Dean Koontz’ The Final Hour