30. June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, How To's, Humor, NonFiction · Tags:

Box Lunch by Diana Cage, read by Brian, on 06/28/2014

boxBox Lunch is an adult oriented book.  It deals with the taboo subject of sex.  Why sex is taboo is beyond me. Oral sex is the subject matter of this piece of work.  This could be one of the funniest books I have read and yet instructional too.  If you do not like explicit sexual books then stay away from this one.  Diana approaches Box Lunch from her own experiences.  If you’re not familiar with the author it’s because she edits and writes for the lesbian magazine, On Our Backs.  I would recommend this book.

 

26. June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Apocalyptic, Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Lazarus, Vol. 1 Family by Greg Rucka, read by Brian, on 06/25/2014

lazarusIn the future, there is no government and no countries.  The families with the most win.  Each family has Lazarus a family member brought back from the dead to protect the family.

 

26. June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Horror · Tags:

Cycle of the Werewolf by Stephen King, read by Brian, on 06/25/2014

cycleStephen King’s short story is fast paced and entertaining. A werewolf terrorizes a New England town and local search for the creature to destroy it before the town is destroyed.

 

26. June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Signal to Noise by Neil Gaiman, read by Brian, on 06/26/2014

signalSignal to Noise is a book that needs to be read twice.  This a story of a dying man trying to create his legacy.  Dave McKean’s illustrations are not only spellbinding but confusing.  This is art mirrors life.

 

23. June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, How To's, NonFiction · Tags:

Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cuningham, read by Brian, on 06/13/2014

wiccaCunningham has written numerous books on the subject of Wicca and anything that relates to it.  This book is more then about magick, Cunningham wants the reader to realize how important it is to have a relationship with earth.  Wicca is an earth oriented religion.  This is not Scott’s best work but is a decent introduction for those with no experience at all.

 

23. June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Horror

The Plant by Stephen King, read by Brian, on 06/22/2014

plantThe Plant is an unfinished serial novel by Stephen King published as an e-book in 2000.  The premises of the book is a small publishing house struggling to survive has an editor who receives a manuscript from what appears to be a disturbed man. After receiving a rejection notice the author goes on a rampage wanting revenge on the editor.  He sends the editor a plant with unique qualities.  The whole story is written with office memos, letters and correspondence.  I would have liked to see a longer story but did enjoy what I read.

 

17. June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories

Last Night of the World by Ray Bradbury, read by Brian, on 06/17/2014

esq-ray-bradbury-1966-lgThis is one of Ray Bradbury’s shortest but most meaningful stories.

 

12. June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Award Winner, Brian, Contemporary Fiction, Paranormal, Romance

O My Darling by Amity Gaige, read by Brian, on 06/12/2014

darlingO My Darling was described to me as one of the best supernatural books, a comedy and a romance.  I saw no comedy, a hint of the supernatural and did see the romance even in a tragic sense.  The writer wrote with great imagery which made it a joy to read.  There were parts I thought were not necessary and other parts that confused me.

 

 

22. May 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Horror

Fatale Vol 4.: Pray For Rain by Ed Brubaker, read by Brian, on 05/22/2014

fatale4A woman with no memory stumbles upon a Grunge band in 90s. As demons try to track her down along with psycho killer, Josephine must find her memory before she destroys the people closest to her or the demons find her.

 

21. May 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Graphic Novel, History, NonFiction

Witch Hunts by Rocky Wood, read by Brian, on 05/19/2014

witchhuntWitch Hunts is a graphic novel that follows history as people were convicted of being a witch.  This book examines the brutality put on these people and what others had to gain by portraying people as witches.  Witch Hunts has been nominated for a Bram Stoker Award in the Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel category.

 

21. May 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Horror, Mystery, Paranormal

Fatale Vol 2: The Devil's Business by Ed Brubaker, read by Brian, on 05/20/2014

fatale2Ed Brubaker’s second book in the “Fatale” series focuses on Los Angeles in the 1970s.  Our leading lady, Josephine, is trying to escape the Satanic Cults.  All seems fine until she comes across an actor crosses her path.

 

20. May 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction

Star Wars: Dark Empire Trilogy by Tom Veitch, read by Brian, on 05/09/2014

starIf you enjoy the Star Wars saga, you will enjoy this trilogy.  Six years after the Return of the Jedi and the fall of the Empire, Han Solo and Princess Leia are trying to hold the New Republic together.  Making the problem more difficult, is the Empire has been reborn with a super weapon.  Luke is struggling with the Dark Side as his father once did years ago.

 

 

20. May 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Horror

Fatale Vol. 1: Death Chases Me by Ed Brubaker, read by Brian, on 05/17/2014

fatale1Ed Brubaker has a nice look at his Batman stories, so I thought I would try this horror series.  This is a story of a man who obsessed over woman back in the 1950s.  He meets her again in present day and his life is turned into a horror show.  Every where this woman goes death follows.  This is story about the occult and can be grisly at times but a fascinating read.

 

20. May 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Mystery

Thousand-Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas, read by Brian, on 05/08/2014

veronicaYou cannot say “Veronica Mars” without hearing, “we use to be friends” in your head.  Veronica Mars was a popular but short lived television show about a high school girl doing detective work in her community. Creator, Rob Thomas, is now starting a series of books based off the lead character.   The first book takes place ten years after Veronica has graduated high school.

 

01. May 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Horror · Tags:

American Vampire Volume 2 by Scott Snyder, read by Brian, on 05/01/2014

vampireScott Snyder & Stephen King, have created an alternative history based on the vampire, The American Vampire.  Volume one focused on the Hollywood vampires.  Volume two we meet a stronger more vicious vampire in the Las Vegas territory.  Read the series, you will get SUCKED into it.

 

28. April 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Award Winner, Brian, Fiction, Teen Books

Insurgent by Veronica Roth, read by Brian, on 04/27/2014

veronica-roth-insurgent-itaInsurgent, the second book in the Divergent trilogy, is as good as a book the original.  Reviewing this book takes on a Fight Club perspective:  First rule of reviewing Insurgent-Don’t talk about Insurgent.  By talking this book I would be ruining the book, so go read and enjoy.

 

01. April 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Horror, Teen Books

Daylighters by Rachel Caine, read by Brian, on 04/01/2014

daylightersMorganville, Texas not really a fun place to live, sure they have a college but that’s about it, unless, you like vampires.  In this chapter of the Morganville saga, a group called the Daylighters Foundation have gathered up the vampires to either cure them or kill them. The normal people like this idea of freedom from the vamps but Claire, Shane and Eve feel different about the vampires and feel humans and vamps can live in peace.

 

24. February 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Darth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown, read by Brian, on 02/19/2014

Darth Vader and Son, is the retelling of Vader’s relationship with his Son, Luke, when Luke was a child. Using moments from the Star Wars films, Brown has a fun and entertaining story to tell.

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24. February 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Happy by Grant Morrison, read by Brian, on 02/13/2014

Grant Morrison, known more for Batman graphic books, has written a series entitled, Happy!  It’s about a corrupt cop/hit-man, Nick Sax, who’s drunken life has led him down a path of destruction.  After a hit goes wrong and Nick is shot in the side, he has to evade both the cops and mob and at the same time track down an insane Santa.  Nick is encouraged along his journey by a tiny blue horse called, Happy!happy

11. February 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Biographies, Brian, History, NonFiction · Tags: ,

Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson, read by Brian, on 02/07/2014

stormI am a weather freak and I love to read Erik Larson, it’s almost like a perfect storm.  The book talks about oddities in weather but more importantly Isaac Cline and is ill fated hurricane prediction that destroyed Galveston, Texas.  This was one of the worst natural disasters in America’s history.  Nature beats arrogance every time.