Book Review: The Glass Bead Game

by Steve Lancaster11/5/18
by Herman Hesse  •  Das Glasperienspiel  or Magister Ludi is one of Hesse’s most interesting and sophisticated works. It is fiction, science fiction, philosophy, satire and political science. Hesse is one of a prodigious group of German writers of the first half of the 20th century; More » • (38 views)

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Book Review: Why We Fight

by Steve Lancaster10/26/18
By Dr. Sebastian Gorka  •  Over the last few years we all have gotten to know Dr. Gorka. He is a regular commentator on Fox and other networks, advisor to candidate and then president Trump. He is known as an academic with a numbers of policy papers, briefings, and books under his belt. More » • (47 views)

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Book Review: Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine

by Tim Jones5/24/18
What happens when a country tries to social engineer its way to paradise:”You have to break a few eggs in order to make an omelette”  •   Anyone that has interest in historical atrocities committed in the name of Marxist utopianism More » • (154 views)

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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 » • (167 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 » • (83 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 » • (264 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 » • (133 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 » • (103 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 » • (165 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 » • (237 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 » • (166 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 » • (408 views)

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