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  • Supernatural: Rite of Passage by John Passarella is a novel that is based on the TV series Supernatural. It is a thrilling horror story that encompasses dark and otherworldly forces. In this novel, the main characters Sam and Dean are led to Laurel Hill, New Jersey, when they hear of a series of accidents that seem to be more than just terrible bad luck. First, three skilled roofers manage to fall of a roof and die within thirty seconds of each other. Then, there are three seemingly random deaths in three different houses all on the same block. Sam and Dean are hunters that specialize in the supernatural, but even they have never encountered evil like this. The book takes […]

    Review: Supernatural: Rite of Passage

    Supernatural: Rite of Passage by John Passarella is a novel that is based on the TV series Supernatural. It is a thrilling horror story that encompasses dark and otherworldly forces. In this novel, the main characters Sam and Dean are led to Laurel Hill, New Jersey, when they hear of a series of accidents that seem to be more than just terrible bad luck. First, three skilled roofers manage to fall of a roof and die within thirty seconds of each other. Then, there are three seemingly random deaths in three different houses all on the same block. Sam and Dean are hunters that specialize in the supernatural, but even they have never encountered evil like this. The book takes […]

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  • Spartacus: Morituri by Mark Morris is an entertaining read. I will admit that I have not seen the Spartacus TV series on Starz, which is the world that this novel comes from. However, this novel does not require previous knowledge of that series. It is easy to discern the major players within the first few pages. In addition to not having seen Spartacus, I will also admit that this novel is not within my usual genre. This book is full of action and intrigue and has a tendency to be very gory and explicit in the arena scenes. I will confess to lightly skimming a few of the battle scenes. However, the book has a fascinating plot that kept me […]

    Review: Spartacus: Morituri

    Spartacus: Morituri by Mark Morris is an entertaining read. I will admit that I have not seen the Spartacus TV series on Starz, which is the world that this novel comes from. However, this novel does not require previous knowledge of that series. It is easy to discern the major players within the first few pages. In addition to not having seen Spartacus, I will also admit that this novel is not within my usual genre. This book is full of action and intrigue and has a tendency to be very gory and explicit in the arena scenes. I will confess to lightly skimming a few of the battle scenes. However, the book has a fascinating plot that kept me […]

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  • Sherlock Holmes: The Army of Dr. Moreau is a fascinating novel that combines the two classic characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Moreau into a horrifying mystery. I found this book enjoyable and easy to read. It was definitely a page-turner and it came to a satisfying conclusion. The book begins with Sherlock Holmes’ brother, Mylock Holmes, presenting a top-secret case to Holmes and Dr. Watson. It revolves around three grisly murders that occurred in London. While the newspapers reported that the murders were the result of gang work, an in depth look into the bodies reveals that they were torn apart by exotic creatures that one would normally find in Australia or India, not the streets of London. Mylock […]

    Review: Sherlock Holmes: The Army of Dr. Moreau

    Sherlock Holmes: The Army of Dr. Moreau is a fascinating novel that combines the two classic characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Moreau into a horrifying mystery. I found this book enjoyable and easy to read. It was definitely a page-turner and it came to a satisfying conclusion. The book begins with Sherlock Holmes’ brother, Mylock Holmes, presenting a top-secret case to Holmes and Dr. Watson. It revolves around three grisly murders that occurred in London. While the newspapers reported that the murders were the result of gang work, an in depth look into the bodies reveals that they were torn apart by exotic creatures that one would normally find in Australia or India, not the streets of London. Mylock […]

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  • The Twenty-Year Death by Ariel S. Winter is an incredible piece of hard case crime work. The book is actually three different stories that are connected through a larger overarching story. The twist on the three different stories is that they each take place in a different decade and are penned in the style of a different iconic hard crime/pulp fiction author.   The first novel occurs during the 1930s and is written in the style of Georges Simenon. It is set in a small town in France near a large national prison. Although the town is essentially a prison town, it is known for being relatively peaceful with a low crime rate until a series of mysterious murders take […]

    The Twenty-Year Death – Book Review

    The Twenty-Year Death by Ariel S. Winter is an incredible piece of hard case crime work. The book is actually three different stories that are connected through a larger overarching story. The twist on the three different stories is that they each take place in a different decade and are penned in the style of a different iconic hard crime/pulp fiction author.   The first novel occurs during the 1930s and is written in the style of Georges Simenon. It is set in a small town in France near a large national prison. Although the town is essentially a prison town, it is known for being relatively peaceful with a low crime rate until a series of mysterious murders take […]

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  • The first time that I saw the movie Goodfellas, I was amazed by the story that was being told. I was even more amazed when I heard that Goodfellas was inspired by the true story of Henry Hill’s life.   Henry Hill passed away on June 12, 2012. Upon hearing that news, my interest in this American gangster was reinvigorated. This led me to read the book Wise Guy by Nicholas Pileggi.   I absolutely loved this book. It tells the story of Henry Hill’s life from the moment he stepped foot in the organized-crime cab stand at the tender age of 11 years old to the day when he was caught by the feds and had no choice but […]

    Wise Guy – Book Review

    The first time that I saw the movie Goodfellas, I was amazed by the story that was being told. I was even more amazed when I heard that Goodfellas was inspired by the true story of Henry Hill’s life.   Henry Hill passed away on June 12, 2012. Upon hearing that news, my interest in this American gangster was reinvigorated. This led me to read the book Wise Guy by Nicholas Pileggi.   I absolutely loved this book. It tells the story of Henry Hill’s life from the moment he stepped foot in the organized-crime cab stand at the tender age of 11 years old to the day when he was caught by the feds and had no choice but […]

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  • Although I like to think of myself as a history nerd, I generally avoid non-fiction books unless they are about World War II or famous, influential people (if I’m not interested in the subject, a non-fiction book can be quite boring). However, Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls promotes itself as a true-life novel and it does not disappoint since this book read as a fast paced novel and I found it difficult to put down. One line sums up this book for me:  “I became known as Lily Casey, the mustang-breaking, poker-playing, horse-race-winning schoolmarm of Coconino County, and it wasn’t half bad to be in a place where no one had a problem with a woman having a moniker […]

    Half Broke Horses – Book Review

    Although I like to think of myself as a history nerd, I generally avoid non-fiction books unless they are about World War II or famous, influential people (if I’m not interested in the subject, a non-fiction book can be quite boring). However, Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls promotes itself as a true-life novel and it does not disappoint since this book read as a fast paced novel and I found it difficult to put down. One line sums up this book for me:  “I became known as Lily Casey, the mustang-breaking, poker-playing, horse-race-winning schoolmarm of Coconino County, and it wasn’t half bad to be in a place where no one had a problem with a woman having a moniker […]

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  • The concept around the extraterrestrials, who come from other galaxies normally referred as aliens, is always been a fascination for mankind. Books, movies, comic books, video games etc have many references to aliens. One time seeing of an Unidentified Flying Objects or UFOs have reached to an epidemic proportion in USA. But scientists always tell that these are mere imaginations, hoaxes and hallucinations of eyes and mind. But over years some theories and facts have been put forward which have even eluded scientists and most rational minds .Thus these have remained a mystery so far. Here is a list of 10 such mysteries regarding ancient aliens. 10 : The Chariots Of The God A German named Erich Von Daniken in […]

    Top 10 Scientific Mysteries Regarding Ancient Aliens

    The concept around the extraterrestrials, who come from other galaxies normally referred as aliens, is always been a fascination for mankind. Books, movies, comic books, video games etc have many references to aliens. One time seeing of an Unidentified Flying Objects or UFOs have reached to an epidemic proportion in USA. But scientists always tell that these are mere imaginations, hoaxes and hallucinations of eyes and mind. But over years some theories and facts have been put forward which have even eluded scientists and most rational minds .Thus these have remained a mystery so far. Here is a list of 10 such mysteries regarding ancient aliens. 10 : The Chariots Of The God A German named Erich Von Daniken in […]

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