The Mutant Project

With the first genetically modified babies born in October 2018 in China, The Mutant Project has officially begun. Of course, the doctor involved was ultimately sentenced to a three-year prison term. But once the genie is out of his bottle, it’s impossible to coax him back in. It turns outContinue Reading

The Photographer of Mauthausen

Mauthausen was a Nazi concentration camp. The Photography of Mauthausen tells the story of Spanish prisoner and former newspaper photographer Francisco. Director of the Erkennungsdienst, Ricken, was an amateur photographer himself. He orders Francisco to assist him in photographing the inmate death scenes. And those scenes are horrific. Injecting gasolineContinue Reading

Love Her Madly

Love Her Madly is (a) a famous Doors’ song, (b) the title of a new book about The Doors’ front man Jim Morrison, (c) the feeling of the book’s author towards Jim’s girlfriend Mary, or (d) all of the above. The answer is, of course, d. While Wikipedia may notContinue Reading

Ghost Towns of Route 66

From Illinois to California, the Ghost Towns of Route 66 span the entire left half of the United States. With plenty of pictures, this book emphasizes the chutzpah of the past facing the modernization of the future. Realistically, how would the country move all the trucks of food and otherContinue Reading

Enchanted New York

There are scores of books about New York City. But Enchanted New York takes us on a deeper journey into its magical past of Freemasons, occultists and seers. Beginning with Washington’s inauguration, the book charts a real journey down Broadway and forward in time. Even though travel is discouraged rightContinue Reading

What Cats Want

The universal question is not what is the meaning of life. No, for many pet owners the question is about What Cats Want. This book goes into detail about what common cat behaviors mean. In addition, there are sections on how cat biology is different than humans—both for better andContinue Reading

Unlikely Angel

Dolly Parton is an Unlikely Angel and a prolific songwriter. She has written literally thousands of songs. In fact, she vows, “I write everyday. I will do that till the day I die, whether anybody buys them or hears those songs till after I’m dead. I’m dead serious about myContinue Reading

Surrounded by Psychopaths

Regardless of which side of the aisle you lean towards, every US citizen feels, more now than ever, they are Surrounded by Psychopaths. This book included a timely discussion of how psychopaths think based, at least partially, on real psychological theory. It then teaches people, based on their own personalities,Continue Reading