JRF’s #5: She: A History of Adventure by H. Rider Haggard

February 1, 2018 0

Similar to H. Rider Haggard’s more popularly known and superior adventure classic, King Solomon’s Mines (previously reviewed here),  She takes the reader to a lost civilization in central Africa ruled by a mysterious and seemingly immortal goddess. Romance, cannibalism, fisticuffs, and waxing eloquent about the meaning of existence abound.  Fun stuff! […]

Justin’s #6 – The Martian, Andy Weir, 385 pages

February 1, 2018 0

I’ll be honest: I saw “The Martian” in theaters. And it was awesome. Despite the sometimes intense language, it was a fulfilling space odyssey that indulged both the sci-fi and survival genres. It was geeky, fun, gripping, and an adventure worth its two hour plus run time. The book was […]

Mark #3: Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk

January 24, 2018 0

You may know author Chuck Palahniuk as the author of Fight Club… but we won’t talk about that. Nevertheless, I expected Survivor to be an odd novel – and on that, it did not disappoint.  Survivor is a novel told in the first-person as the main character recites his story […]

JRF’s #2: Origin by Dan Brown

January 13, 2018 0

Dan Brown at his worst.  Basically the movie Eagle Eye with a bit of modern Spanish art sprinkled in.  I usually enjoy the faux-history/conspiracy theory nonsense of Dan Brown, but this was just a waste of time.  Instead of guilty pleasure all I got was guilt.  The most heartbreaking thing about […]

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