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The Fear Institute – A Review in Brief

Cabal’s third adventure is easily as good as his first and far outstrips the second.

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The Walkthrough – A Review in Brief

Overall, I was engaged every minute through Doug’s book and I would highly recommend it to any video game fan. Hell, even the young’uns out there who think strategy has always been found on YouTube might enjoy this piece of what is quickly becoming history.

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Easy Go – Michael Crichton – A Review in Brief

The style is unmistakably Crichton, and for someone who thought I was done with his collection, Easy Go was a welcome surprise.

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From a Certain Point of View – A Review in Brief

From a Certain Point of View by Elizabeth Schaefer My rating: 3 of 5 stars Star Wars fiction has always been a mixed bag, and the same is true of this collection. The concept behind From a Certain Point of View is wonderful: iconic moments from A New Hope, told from the eyes of ancillary […]

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John Dies at the End – A Review in Brief

John Dies at the End by David Wong My rating: 5 of 5 stars When a book starts out with two young dudes fighting a monster made of deli cuts and spewing sausages, you know you’re going to have a good time. From the first few pages, John Dies at the End had me repeatedly […]

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The Tommyknockers – A Review in Brief

The Tommyknockers by Stephen King My rating: 3 of 5 stars The Tommyknockers has moments of greatness, but suffers from the same problem as some of King’s other works; it’s just too damned long. There were parts of the story that had me rapt, engaged, and wanting to know what happens next, but then there […]

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Review in Brief – Thrawn: Treason (Book 3)

Thrawn: Treason by Timothy Zahn My rating: 3 of 5 stars The Thrawn series might have stumbled with its second book, but #3 fixes most of those mistakes and makes for an exciting entry. Eli Vanto is back and Anakin/Vader is relegated to mere mentions, which is a blessing, because I’m not sure I could […]

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Cannery Row – A Review in Brief

Cannery Row by John Steinbeck My rating: 4 of 5 stars Cannery row is less of a story and more of a description of a place in time. Steinbeck describes a coastal town with incredible detail using a constantly shifting perspective, examining the town through the eyes of a given person or place. It takes […]

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Review in Brief – Secondhand Souls – Christopher Moore

Secondhand Souls by Christopher Moore My rating: 3 of 5 stars A Dirty Job is one of my favorite books I’ve read in recent memory, meaning the bar for Secondhand Souls was impossibly high for the jump. The story picks up right where A Dirty Job left off, and is at its most interesting in […]

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Star Wars – The Re-Review – Episode 8

Here we are, at the end of the Skywalker Saga, almost ready for Episode 9. It’s been a long process with good movies, bad movies, and some that floundered in between. Today, I’m taking another look at Episode 8 – The Last Jedi, arguably the most controversial film in the Star Wars series. Critics lavished […]

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