Apocalypse Confirmed

I challenged myself to guess how I would like three apocalyptic books prior to reading them. How did I do? This four-day weekend I’m challenging my book selection skills by pre-rating three apocalyptic thrillers, reading them, and seeing if I was right in my initial assessment. Here’s the rundown forContinue Reading

Sign of the Cross

Sign of the Cross is a tense religious actioner that is perfect for fans of the DaVinci Code. Cal Donovan, a Harvard professor of religion and archaeology, is called by the Pope to investigate an Italian priest’s stigmata. The stigmata is bleeding at the points where the nails entered JesusContinue Reading

Storm Rising

There is a Storm Rising in the Middle East that may indicate the End Times have arrived. Iskra, aka Viorica, is a trained assassin tasked with retrieving an ancient text called the Book of Wars in Israel. So is ex-SEAL Leif and his team provided by the US government. BothContinue Reading

Kindle Poolside Reading

This four-day weekend I’m challenging my book selection skills by pre-rating three apocalyptic thrillers, reading them, and seeing if I was right in my initial assessment. I choose my books on NetGalley and Edelweiss+ through what interests me at the time. Some I select months in advance of the publishingContinue Reading

The Last

An isolated hotel in Switzerland after multiple nuclear bombs are detonated is the setting of The Last. Jon, an American historian at the hotel for a conference is the book’s narrator. After the bombs drop, the Internet soon fails. Most of the hotel’s guests drive or walk to the cityContinue Reading

Zombies

Interesting plot but illustrations are not easy to interpret.   This is a graphic novel about a zombie apocalypse. I have read many books with this topic and 25 volumes of The Walking Dead graphic novels previously so I wasn’t expecting much innovation. However, this book’s plot surprised me withContinue Reading