Book Review: Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu2/14/18
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 » • (128 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 » • (46 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 » • (163 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 » • (107 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 » • (79 views)

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Book Review: McNally’s Risk

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu12/18/17
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 » • (133 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 » • (225 views)

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Book Review: The Devil’s Feast

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu11/20/17
By M.J. Carter  •  It is the spring of 1842, four months since Avery and Blake concluded their adventures in “The Infidel Hand.” Avery has been called back to London from his home in Devon, to convince Blake to accept a commission from the powerbroker Sir Theophilus Collinson More » • (149 views)

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Book Review: The Strangler Vine

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu11/6/17
A Blake and Avery novel, by M.J. Carter • Available for Kindle  •  The year is 1837. The Indian subcontinent is the location. The proximate setting is Calcutta on the Hooghly in Bengal, headquarters of the British East India Company sometimes known as John Company. More » • (334 views)

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Book Review: The Administrative Threat

by Anniel7/29/17
Phillip Hamburger, Author. Published by Encounter Books. Available on Kindle.  •  I had previously written an article on StubbornThings about Phillip Hamburger and Extralegal Law. The article was not a book review, but was rather about something that was brought up during an interview with Professor Hamburger More » • (338 views)

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Book Review: The Devil Inside the Beltway

by Anniel7/26/17
The Shocking Expose of the Government’s Surveillance and Overreach Into Cybersecurity, Medicine and Small Business. Author: Michael J. Daugherty. Available on Kindle.  •  I read this book after my foray into Howard Root’s “Cardiac Arrest.” I heard the author, Michael J. Daugherty, speak on a radio program and decided I needed to read his book More » • (395 views)

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Book Review: The Brothers Karamazov

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu7/24/17
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Available for free for Kindle  •  It must be close to thirty years since I tried to read Crime and Punishment. Despite giving it the old college try, I could not get through the book. I found the protagonist, Raskolnikov, to be a tedious, self-absorbed individual who could always find a rationalization for his selfish actions — i.e. a leftist intellectual. More » • (317 views)

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