Harry Potter Month

Tonight we are going to go see “Order of the Phoenix”. Should be exciting, but, the big event is next Friday when we will all be at Barnes & Noble in Tracy. My daughter is helping out, and I’ll be taking pictures and reading. Read these reviews to […]

"Airframe" Book Review

“Airframe” by Michael Crichton Genre: Thriller   “So now day-to-day life is false, and the media image is true. Sometimes I look around my living room and the most real thing in the room is the television. It’s bright and vivid, and the rest of my life looks […]

Books: Clunkers and Charms

Clunkers Lest you get the idea that all the books I read are great. Here are a few of the clunkers, that for whatever reason, the bookmark is stuck: Last Update: July 5, 2017 “Full Black” by Brad Thor Harvath is a sexist pig and the conservative ideas […]

"Simple Genius" Book Review

“Simple Genius” by David Baldacci Genre: Thriller Rating: 4 Water Towers Secret Service agents, and now Private Investigators, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell were first introduced in Baldacci’s “Split Second”, then readers were surprised (Baldacci’s previous books were all stand-alone) when they appeared again in the “Hour Game”. […]

"Excavation" Book Review

Genre: Thriller: Adventure Rating: 3.5 Water Towers James Rollins has a great imagination. This is, I think, the 4th book of his I have read and Excavation did not disappoint. In 1538, in the Andes Mountains in Peru, Friar Francisco de Almagro is running for his life from […]

"The American" Book Review

“The American” by Andrew Britton Genre: Thriller / Secret Agent Rating: 3.5 Water Towers Within the first few pages, the reader feels an ominous cloud hovering over the main characters in “The American”. Three hundred and ninety five action packed pages later that cloud finally explodes thunder, lightning….and […]

"The Hostage" Book Review

“The Hostage” by W.E.B. Griffin Genre: Thriller: Military / Secret Agent Rating: 3 Water Towers “The Hostage” is the second in Griffin’s new “Presidential Agent” series. It is a massive 2 inch thick paperback consisting of 750 pages in the new slightly larger paperback form factor. The first […]

"Author and Genre Overview"

Since this blog will contain-mostly-book reviews, I may as well give you a taste of what my taste is and what authors and genre(s) will be covered here. First and foremost…I like Thrillers. Kind of an odd name since I associated Thrillers with Horror when I was younger. […]