I recently read this novel – but have been sluggish about writing the review for it. My household *had to* read it because of the forthcoming MOVIE. And, frankly, it has gotten plenty of good reviews on the Internet. Well, I think the main reason for my tardy review is simply that I was quite… Read More Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Extremist reading: reading a light, Victorian cozy mystery and then an American 1960s Thomas Disch novel. Camp Concentration by Thomas M. Disch (1940 – 2008) was published as a novel in 1968. It has been on my to-be-read list for awhile. I was reluctant to read it because I knew it contained some of Disch’s… Read More Camp Concentration
Needing a light, quick, easy read to balance some of my other activities – Kwando training, Iron Palm training, Jurgen Habermas efforts…. I grabbed this first book in Emily Brightwell’s (Cheryl Lanham) long Mrs. Jeffries series. Currently, there are thirty-four novels in the series. The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries was released in 1993. This is… Read More The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries
This year I have mainly read vintage science fiction novels. While that remains my preferred genre, I do like to read just about everything else as well. However, I admit, the other genres usually do not entertain me or engage me as successfully as the science fiction. So, giving space and aliens and the future… Read More Why Shoot a Butler?
The Secret Visitors is James White’s first novel, published in 1957. I read the darling ACE edition that has tiny font that hurts my eyes. Cover by Schinella (???). However, it should be noted that it was originally (at least parts of it) serialized in 1956’s New Worlds Science Fiction publications. This is significant because… Read More The Secret Visitors
This is a novel that I suspect used to be read more widely than in the last decade or so. While the story used to be very well-known, almost as a familiar anecdote, it seems that fewer people actually know the story. I, for one, had never read it before. However, I was aware of… Read More The Scarlet Pimpernel
A Trace of Memory was first published in novel form in 1963. It is the second novel by Laumer that I have read. The novel is actually an expanded version of the story that appeared in Amazing Stories in 1962 (July – September). I read a 1984 Tor Books edition with artwork by Bob Layzell.… Read More A Trace of Memory