climateI liked how this book is organized in presenting it’s story.  Global warming and climate change not the same thing and the author takes the doubters questions and shows how they are wrong about their incomplete beliefs.

 

26. March 2015 · Write a comment · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Tomb Raider Tankobon: Volume 3 by Dan Jurgens, 220 pages, read by Brian, on 03/20/2015

tomb3Adventurer Lara Croft visits exotic locales in search of the world’s greatest treasure. From the archives of Top Cow Productions, one of the leading publishers of comic books in North America, Bandai Entertainment is proud to release a new series of graphic novels featuring the best of Lara Croft’s adventures!

26. March 2015 · Write a comment · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Tomb Raider: Tankobon: Volume 1 by Dan Jurgens, 236 pages, read by Brian, on 03/19/2015

tombAdventurer Lara Croft visits exotic locales in search of the world’s greatest treasures. This title is a part of a series of graphic novels featuring the best of Lara Croft’s adventures.

 

26. March 2015 · Write a comment · Categories: Brian, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal

First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones, 310 pages, read by Brian, on 03/19/2015

graveFirst Grave on the Right is about Death.  I mean the person who sees dead people and takes them to there rightful place after they die.  Charley Davidson, is such Death, a grim reaper if you will, who moonlights as a private investigator. She is kind of lazy, smart-ass, and a heart of gold as she solves the murders of the recently deceased.

 

26. March 2015 · Write a comment · Categories: Adult Books, Brian, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal

Pale Demon by Kim Harrison, 439 pages, read by Brian, on 03/18/2015

paleKim Harrison is a wonderful writer, her books are interesting, funny and suspenseful, Pale Demon is no different.  Rachel Morgan is condemned by the witches society for using black magic.  She has three days to travel across country to prove her innocence and not be sent to the demons.  Travelling with a vampire, elf, pixie and other assorted creatures trying to kill her, this shouldn’t be a problem at all.  Should it?

 

26. March 2015 · Write a comment · Categories: Brian, Business, NonFiction, Self Help

Happy at Work: 60 Simple Ways to Stay Engaged and Be Successful by Jim Donovan, 176 pages, read by Brian, on 03/24/2015

18342410Happy @ Work is a good but not great book.  Jim gives the reader good ways to be more productive, work better with others and of course, to be happy at work.  The suggestions are good but obvious, yes, I like to be reminded of what I strayed away from but I was looking for to get over the next hurdle.

 

06. March 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Poetry

Faithful and Virtuous Night by Louise Gluck, 71 pages, read by Brian, on 03/06/2015

poetryLouise Glück is one of the finest American poets at work today. Her Poems 1962–2012 was hailed as “a major event in this country’s literature” in the pages of The New York Times. Every new collection is at once a deepening and a revelation. Faithful and Virtuous Night is no exception.
You enter the world of this spellbinding book through one of its many dreamlike portals, and each time you enter it’s the same place but it has been arranged differently. You were a woman. You were a man. This is a story of adventure, an encounter with the unknown, a knight’s undaunted journey into the kingdom of death; this is a story of the world you’ve always known, that first primer where “on page three a dog appeared, on page five a ball” and every familiar facet has been made to shimmer like the contours of a dream, “the dog float[ing] into the sky to join the ball.”Faithful and Virtuous Night tells a single story but the parts are mutable, the great sweep of its narrative mysterious and fateful, heartbreaking and charged with wonder. (GoodReads)

 

05. March 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, NonFiction · Tags:

American Farmer: The Heart of Our Country by Katrina Fried, 276 pages, read by Brian, on 03/03/2015

farmerPaul Mobley, traveled across the country to get into the heart of the farmers of American, not corporate farming but generations of farmers who have worked through the weather, economy and other hardships.  This book displays beautiful pictures of the people in their natural settings and the verse wonderful and striking.

 

03. March 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Autobiographies, Brian, NonFiction

Revolution by Russell Brand, 299 pages, read by Brian, on 03/03/2015

brandYou say you want a revolution….Russell Brand’s new book is informative, well researched and funny.  Russell brings sharp wit as he talks about societies ills and ways to fix them.  Never left hanging, I read this book pretty much straight through to the end.  Bravo Mr. Brand.

 

03. March 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, NonFiction, Sports

Sportsmans Park: The Players, the Fans & the Game by Dan O'Neil, 160 pages, read by Brian, on 03/02/2015

parkStories and never-before seen pictures of the greatest ballpark in the greatest baseball city, St. Louis, Missouri.

 

03. March 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Black Panther: The Man Without Fear by David Liss, 144 pages, read by Brian, on 03/02/2015

blackDaredevil is gone who is going to protect us from Vlad the Impaler?  Black Panther, of course, the smooth moving superhero who gets down and dirty.  By the way, he never asked for Spider-Mans help.

 

03. March 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe by Cullen Bunn, 96 pages, read by Brian, on 03/02/2015

marvelDeadpool is a sick sick sick individual, yet at the same time, very funny.  What would happen if Deadpool’s twisted mind wanted to kill all the Marvel superheros?  This might be a problem.

 

25. February 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Brian, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Paranormal, Short Stories

Trigger Warning: short fictions and disturbances by Neil Gaiman, 310 pages, read by Brian, on 02/24/2015

Neil Gaiman is possibly to best writer of today’s literature.  Everything he writes is magic.  Neil writes another beauty in Trigger Warning a group of short stories to amaze and wonder about.  It is worth reading.

 

25. February 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Mystery

Cast-Off Coven by Juliet Blackwell, 336 pages, read by Brian, on 02/20/2015

WM2Lily, a witch for who loves Victorian clothing, is hired to check on some paranormal activity in a San Francisco School of Fine Arts.  Is it a demon behind all of this commotion or something more human, Lily uses her skills to find out.

 

18. February 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Deadpool, Vol. 4: Deadpool vs S.H.I.E.L.D. by Brian Posehn, 136 pages, read by Brian, on 02/13/2015

deadpoolS.H.I.E.L.D. didn’t pay all of their bills, they forget our wise cracking friend, Deadpool.  Deadpool declares war on the agency but not everything is as it seems.   Hmmmmmmmm.

 

18. February 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Suicide Squad, Vol 2: Basilisk Rising by Adam Glass, 192 pages, read by Brian, on 02/12/2015

suicide2Suicide Squads first mission failed and the surviving members attempt their second mission against the Basilisk, what could possibly go wrong?

 

18. February 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Brian, Fiction, Horror

Passage by Justin Cronin, 766 pages, read by Brian, on 02/14/2015

The Passage is the first book in Justin Cronin’s vampire trilogy.  The book is quite long but Cronin goes into great detail of the characters and because of this I felt like part of the story.  I loved it.  This is a story of man’s search for power and what happens when it escapes and how to survive the consequences.

 

18. February 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Horror

Last American Vampire by Seth Grahame-Smith, 399 pages, read by Brian, on 02/11/2015

vampireHenry Sturges, the vampire who helped Abraham Lincoln destroy other batty creatures is back telling us the story of 20th Century America.  This alternative history story is exciting and surprising.

 

18. February 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Suicide Squad, Vol 1: Kicked in the Teeth by Adam Glass, 160 pages, read by Brian, on 02/10/2015

suicideSuicide Squad comes from the DC Universe where imprisoned favorites like Harley Quinn are forced to help the “good” guys in illegal operations.  If they refuse a bomb planted in their necks goes off and they are toasty goo.

 

05. February 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Mystery

Mr. Kiss and Tell by Rob Thomas, 330 pages, read by Brian, on 02/05/2015

veronicaIn the newest Veronica Mars novel, Veronica is investigating the brutal beating of a call girl.  Very good novel.