Book Review: Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat

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By Max Holland  •  Lest people believe that FBI high-ups leaking like a sieve for their own personal agenda is something new, I would like to recommend readers peruse the pages of Max Holland’s Leak: How Mark Felt Became Deep Throat. More » • (100 views)

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Book Review: The Mandibles: A Family, 2029 – 2047

by Jon N. Hall2/13/18
Whenever Congress has their predictable little spats over raising the debt ceiling so they can avoid triggering yet another government shutdown, some members raise the disquieting prospect of “default.” More » • (31 views)

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Book and Movie Review: Exodus

by Steve Lancaster2/3/18
This is a book and movie that could not be done in 2018 or anytime in the last 30 years. Exodus by Leon Uris was published in 1958. When it was released it became the largest best seller since the publication of Gone with The Wind in 1939. More » • (120 views)

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TV Series Review: Magic City

by Brad Nelson1/26/18
I’ll tell you right off the bat that I’m probably going to hell for watching this series. It’s a dark, somewhat pornographic, gangster-violence series. You may need to take a shower after watching it. More » • (49 views)

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Series Review: Electric Dreams

by Steve Lancaster1/13/18
By Phillip K. Dick  •  This is an original series from Dr. Evil (Jeff Bezos) Amazon. I have watched the first four of ten stories. I say stories as they lay out as short stories in a book. More » • (205 views)

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Book Review: A Deadly Shade of Gold

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu1/3/18
By John D. MacDonald  •  Travis McGee, a self-proclaimed “Salvage Specialist”, receives a phone call from a long-lost friend, Sam, who needs help. Of course, McGee obliges and meets his friend in a seedy hotel. The friend’s story includes travels from Florida to the West and eventually to the Baja peninsula of Mexico. More » • (101 views)

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Book Review: Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen

by Timothy Lane1/7/18
This was the last work by the late SF author H. Beam Piper (though not the last to appear), being printed the year after he committed suicide. It started as a story in his future history, but editor John W. Campbell suggested he put it in a different series More » • (74 views)

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TV Series Review: Sophia

by Steve Lancaster1/2/18
In 15th Century Russia, the last Byzantium Princess, Sophia Palaiologina, moves from Rome to distant Moscow to marry Czar Ivan III. Destined to become the first influential female figure of the Russian Empire, Sophia overcomes court intrigue and betrayals More » • (739 views)

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Movie Review: Live by Night

by Jon N. Hall12/29/17
From book to film  •  Unaware that it had been made into a movie, I recently read a fairly recent novel and then discovered that its film adaptation was playing on Cinemax. The novel was Live by Night by Dennis Lehane and Lehane’s fellow Bostonian Ben Affleck produced More » • (70 views)

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Movie Review: Darkest Hour

by Steve Lancaster12/24/17
Wife and I avoided the lines for Last Jedi yesterday in favor of Gary Oldman and Winston Spenser Churchill. It was a good choice. The movie covers the time from the German invasion of France to the evacuation at Dunkirk. More » • (111 views)

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Book Review: McNally’s Risk

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By Lawrence Sanders  •  I have now finished the first three volumes of the McNally detective series by Lawrence Sanders, and will give a general critique of the series. More » • (128 views)

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Book Review: The Girl Who Played With Fire

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu11/25/17
By Stieg Larsson  •  This novel is a malcontented progressive’s wet dream. Stereotypical would not begin to describe the clichés and poor writing, which make up this zero between two bound covers. More » • (220 views)

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