Maya Angelou is one of the world’s greatest poets. Brave and Startling Truth is one of her most inspiring books of poetry. Highly recommended.
Jeff Smith is the award winning author of BONE. In the RASL series he takes a dramatically different turn with a high-paced, adrenaline flowing mystery. Our hero is an art thief who travels different dimensions to steal art, when he stumbles across a mystery. The mystery has others following him through the dimensions trying find his secrets, putting himself and everyone else in peril. Using the works of Tesla and other scientist the mystery starts to unravel.
RASL Romance at the Speed of Light is volume three of the series about an art thief who jumps from one dimension to another to find a big score. In each dimension he sets up a new life with people he new from the other dimensions but of course, do not know him. He is being pursued by lizard looking man who believes this younger man processes the scientific journals of Telsa.
RASL The Fire of St George is the second book in series of a genius art thief who use technology to jump from dimension to dimension to steal art and set up different lives. A lizard looking spy is chasing the young thief believing he knows more about the technology then he lets on. He is also kills the girlfriends of the art thief in each dimension. The story is fast paced and very satisfying.
The Avengers are disbanded after Scarlet Witch has a break down and three members are killed. Taking advantage of the situation, a long standing villain disrupts the electrical systems of a maximum security island prison setting loose some of the worse criminals ever. Captain American must assemble a new group of avengers including the likes of Spider-Man & Wolverine to save the world.
World War Z is the first hand account of those around the world who survived the near extinction of the Zombie War. Max Brooks travels the world to interview men, women and children to document this historical event. The book is chilling and makes you think of present times. My favorite part is when a man commented on how whales got the worst of it when the plague broke out.
Ann Turner has written a poetic narrative about a summer in her childhood. This touching & horrifying look at a summer filled with terror not joy, as Ann is molested by an older boy in the neighborhood. Fear of being hurt by the boy she kept her secret until her mother got it out of her. Not only did Ann have to learn to swim that summer, she had to learn to trust again.
When I think of Jewel, recording artist immediately comes to mind. Writing most of her own music, it seems like a natural transition into poetry. A Night Without Armor explores Jewel’s personal life, such as, love, family betrayal, divorce and living in Alaska. Like her music, Jewel has complied a thoughtful and entertaining book of poems.
Silver Linings Playbook is a first time novel by Matthew Quick. The story centers around, Pat, a man who has mental issues [who doesn't], who recently returns home after a lengthy stay at the mental hospital. Pat thinks his life is like a movie and in the end will reunite with his estranged wife, Nikki. On his way to recovery, Pat meets Tiffany another odd individual who is dealing with her husband’s death. This is a story of a mom who loves her son, a dad who is ashamed of her son, family and friends trying to support, the Philadelphia Eagles and two odd individuals trying make their way through life. The book will make you laugh, cry and become a part of you.
Charlie is your typical shy teenager. Entering his Freshman year of High School is difficult for Charlie, like it is for most Freshman. Charlie trying to find ways to fit in, as two Seniors take him under their wing. The new friends introduce Charlie to the Rocky Horror Picture Show, drugs, sex and the true meaning of friendship. In the end, Charlie must deal with his inner demons.