Ach! Zombies!

Alright. So I’m back on a fiction kick. It’s been years, really. I started with a Christine Dodd book called the Scent of Darkness. A cursed werewolf-type man (who is also an international winery CEO) is under attack by similarly-cursed assassins. So, he must escape the killers, and hunt them down, while he protects and... Continue Reading →

Zombies, Vampires and the Last People on Earth: an Integrated Review of I Am Legend, Warm Bodies, The Road and; The Walking Dead

Zombies, Vampires and the Apocalypse are on everyone’s mind these days (well, maybe not everyone), and I’ve been studying up on them...just in case. The “last person alive” genre is one of my favourites. I’ve just finished I Am Legend by Richard Matheson. It’s a classic that has spawned at least three film adaptations: The... Continue Reading →

I, Robot by Isaac Asimov

This book is, was, and always will be my humble opinion. Written in 1940, I, Robot was way ahead of its time. Don't rely on the movie starring Will Smith (AKA the Fresh Prince), because the plot has virtually nothing in common with the novel. The novel itself is written almost like a series... Continue Reading →

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

I'm not a big fan of fiction in general, nor do I readily jump on the bandwagon, so it was a little out of character for me to read The Road by Cormac McCarthy. I wasn't disappointed. It was engaging from the first line to the last and kept me hooked on every page. The... Continue Reading →

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

Twain's writing is of a similar caliber to J.R.R Tolkien. Both writers have a poetic, descriptive and timeless feel to their words. Twain's Tom Sawyer is an incorrigible boy growing up in a small town on the Mighty Mississip'. Written in 1876, the story takes place about 30-40 years earlier. Sawyer's adventures open a window... Continue Reading →

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