Bad Motherfucker

Samuel L. Jackson is one Bad Motherfucker—especially in Pulp Fiction, my favorite Jackson movie. However, I knew nothing about his life outside of film before reading this book. Beginning with his birth and concluding in 2021, this book tells Jackson’s story. However, the majority of the book describes every JacksonContinue Reading

The Best of Dark Terrors

With twenty horror tales, The Best of Dark Terrors has plenty for everyone. There are famous authors like Ray Bradbury, Harlan Ellison and Neil Gaiman alongside relatively unknown writers. While all the tales involve the paranormal, not all are scary. Both humor and pathos are also included. Whether you areContinue Reading

A Hole in the World

Cities disappear in this spinoff from the Sky series, A Hole in the World. The tale is a military thriller with a supernatural twist. I’m not sure if it is because I jumped into this series late, but A Hole in the World is a miss for me. About halfContinue Reading

Banksy Completed

Banksy: Completed is, of course, about Banksy the provocative street artist. The book attempts, rather well I think, to explain how art critics view art differently from the public. And critics have almost unanimously hated Banksy from the start. It also investigates the nature of art itself. Can graffiti evenContinue Reading

Involumary Exit

Being fired from your job is a scary, frustrating and confusing experience. Involuntary Exit is an empowering guide to what to do next. It includes numerous examples of how the ultimate result can be better than if you stayed in the original position. It also includes suggestions on how toContinue Reading

What Happens at Night

In an unnamed snowy land, a husband and his wife wait in a remote hotel for their last chance for a child. The woman is cancer-ridden. However, a local orphanage in this desolate town has promised them a son. However, nothing is simple in the absurdist romp, What Happens atContinue Reading

Thinking Better

Thinking Better is a history of how shortcuts have opened our eyes to better, and faster, methodologies. It advocates for outside-the-box thinking. Unfortunately, the book doesn’t contain ways to create these shortcuts for your own problems in either life or math. I’m disappointed and feel misled by the publisher’s blurb.Continue Reading

The Blood Isles

Are you ready for battle on The Blood Isles? Edinburgh’s youth volunteer to risk their lives in battle in exchange for money and fame. The rich sit back in comfort and bet on the battle’s outcome. The book is clearly a merging of The Vikings/Game of Thrones with Squid Game.Continue Reading

The Cabinet

The Cabinet is a surreal tale of a government worker who manages symptomers, who may be the next evolution of mankind. Each of the symptomer’s tales are told separately giving this book the feel of short stories with an overarching narrative loosely tying them together. My favorite surreal book isContinue Reading