Oh, Harry Dresden. I'm trying to stay in your corner but you are making it very hard to do so! Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden. Yes, his middle names were based on 2 "magicians". Speaking of magicians, Dresden is that: a magician, living in Chicagoland, working as a Private Investigator. He, like all magicians of Jim Butcher's Dresden … Continue reading (Almost) Rooting Against the Protagonist: Harry Dresden
I made myself a promise that once the semester ended, I would get back into reading. The first item on the list was finishing the 2016 novella by Victor LaValle, The Ballad of Black Tom. I finished it on Saturday afternoon.... and it was one of the strangest stories I read in a long time. … Continue reading “The Ballad of Black Tom”: Book Review
Part 2 of the list: 6. "Domes of Fire" by David Eddings (1992) This Fantasy story deals with the 4 Militant Orders, Elenia, and the Tamuli Empire. The Militant Orders are groups of church knights - think of them as different groups of Paladins/War Priests; Elenia is the country, and main setting, of Eddings's Elenium … Continue reading 10+2 Favorite Books, Part 2
LINK: "Podicus Wrecks #15" The above link is for an episode of "Podicus Wrecks", where J.R. and I started down the Path of the Beam: we had begun our 8-month recap/review of Stephen King's Dark Tower series. The context of that link is that 2 of my all-time favorite books come from that series. Which books? … Continue reading “Entertaining The Cyborg”: 10+2 Favorite Books, Part 1
The first of 7 (or more) parts of Podicus Wrecks’s discussion on Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” series. Glad to be a guest on here, talking about my all-time favorite book series!
A month or so ago, I was in the Downtown Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library, looking for something new to read. I wanted to stay in the Fantasy genre, plus stick with books in a series, but wanted a break from the Elves-Dwarves-Orcs-Goblins-type stories. I found a few books that looked interesting but … Continue reading Book Review: “The Case Files of Justis Fearsson”, Book 1
In this previous blog, I talked Terry Brooks's Dark Legacy of Shannara series, one of the main characters, Railing Ohmsford, and my inability to root for him and his quests. At that time, I was about halfway through Book 3 of the series. A couple of weeks ago, I finished the book and the series. I could say that … Continue reading ‘Rooting Against The Protagonist II’: A Follow-Up to Railing Ohmsford