(Almost) Rooting Against the Protagonist: Harry Dresden

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

“The Ballad of Black Tom”: Book Review

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

10+2 Favorite Books, Part 2

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

“Entertaining The Cyborg”: 10+2 Favorite Books, Part 1

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

Podicus Wrecks #15 – On the Path of the Beam Part 1 – The Gunslinger

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Image is from The Dark Tower Wiki page.

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!

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In this episode, we begin our journey through Stephen King’s The Dark Tower. Today is part 1, which will cover the first book in the series, The Gunslinger. We give quick summaries of the events in the book, and our thoughts on them. Beware of spoilers.

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Book Review: “The Case Files of Justis Fearsson”, Book 1

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

‘Rooting Against The Protagonist II’: A Follow-Up to Railing Ohmsford

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