Monthly Archives: June 2017


MOVIE REVIEW: INCEPTION

  DIRECTOR: CHRISTOPHER NOLAN MAIN CAST: LEONARDO DiCAPRIO, JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT, MARION COTILLARD, ELLEN PAGE, TOM HARDY AND MICHAEL CAINE. IN A SENTENCE: A mind-bending intelligent sci-fi thriller that keeps you on your toes from the first scene to the last. THE GOOD: This is the second time I’ve watched this movie and I […]


BOOK REVIEW: AMERICAN GODS

  TITLE:  AMERICAN GODS AUTHOR: Neil Gaiman BLURB: After three years in prison, Shadow has served his time. But as the days and hours until his release tick away, he can feel a storm brewing. Two days before his release date, his wife Laura dies in a mysterious car crash, in adulterous circumstances. […]


BOOK REVIEW: THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS

TITLE:  THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS AUTHOR: M.R. CAREY BLURB: Melanie is a very special girl. Dr. Caldwell calls her “our little genius.” Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of […]


BOOK REVIEW: OMENS

TITLE:  OMENS AUTHOR: KELLEY ARMSTRONG BLURB: Twenty-four-year-old Olivia Taylor Jones has the perfect life. The only daughter of a wealthy, prominent Chicago family, she has an Ivy League education, pursues volunteerism and philanthropy, and is engaged to a handsome young tech firm CEO with political ambitions. But Olivia’s world is shattered when […]


BOOK REVIEW: MR. MERCEDES

TITLE:  Mr. Mercedes AUTHOR: Stephen King BLURB: The stolen Mercedes emerges from the pre-dawn fog and ploughs through a crowd of men and women on line for a job fair in a distressed American city. Then the lone driver backs up, charges again, and speeds off, leaving eight dead and more […]


MOVIE REVIEW: XMEN – APOCALYPSE

  DIRECTOR: BRYAN SINGER MAIN CAST: MICHAEL FASSBENDER, JAMES McAVOY AND JENNIFER LAWRENCE IN A SENTENCE: The re-emerging Xmen must do battle with an all-powerful mutant to save the world and themselves (and the franchise of course). THE GOOD: Watching what was the “next generation” cast turn into the oldies when the […]


BOOK REVIEW: SAPIENS

TITLE:  SAPIENS AUTHOR: YUVAL NOAH HARARI BLURB: One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a […]