Book Review: “1984” by George Orwell

I decided to try a classic novel this time. I’d read this book when I was in high school and I didn’t remember much about it. After reading it again, I think I know why. It’s a very difficult book to read, kind of depressing, and filled with long passages of propaganda. I probably skipped […]

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Movie Review: “Wind River”

This movie was inspired by actual events and takes place in Wyoming in Wind River Country. Jeremy Renner has an outstanding performance as Cory Lambert, who is a game warden and hunter. While hunting for a cougar who killed a steer, he finds the body of a young girl. She was the best friend of […]

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Short Story: “On the Air”

ON THE AIR  By Joni Parker Good afternoon, this is Mike Evans at iFantasy talk radio in Tucson, Arizona where we love to talk about science fiction and fantasy. Thanks for joining me today. We have a very special guest lined up for you, an iFantasy talk radio exclusive. World-famous journalist, Olivia Richards, is expected […]

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Book Review: “Fallout” by Sara Paretsky

This is a mystery novel, published in 2017 and features Private Investigator V.I. Warshawski. The book opens with two friends asking for Warshawski’s help finding a missing young man. He’s been implicated in a robbery of pharmaceuticals at a local gym in Chicago and has vanished. His friends, Angela and Bernie, don’t believe he did […]

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Movie Review: “Birth of a Dragon”

Ever wonder how and why Bruce Lee got Kong Fu movies started? This movie provides some answers. It’s based on a true story about a match between Bruce Lee and a Shaolin monk by the name of Wong Jack Man. Philip Ng stars as Bruce Lee and Xia Yu is Wong Jack Man. Wong arrives […]

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Book Review: “Sungrazer” by Jay Posey

Copyright dated 2017, new release. This is a science fiction novel that I truly enjoyed. It focused less on the world the characters were in and more on the action and characters themselves. The story begins with an undeclared field officer, Elliott Goodkind, working on Mars. He works for the United States National Intelligence Directorate […]

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Movie Review: “Hitman’s Bodyguard”

Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson make a good team in this comedy/action movie. Reynolds is Michael Bryce who owns a bodyguard business in London, while Jackson is Kincaid, a hitman, wanted by everyone, but in this case, wanted as a witness against the tyrannical president of Belarus. Bryce has until tomorrow at five to […]

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Book Review: “Final Girls” by Mira Grant

This book was published in 2017 and is a novella. It only has seven chapters and could be read in a day, if you stick with it. The story begins with a scene out of a horror movie. Two sisters are being chased by a scarecrow and one stays back so the other can live. […]

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Book Review: “The Signal” by Ron Carlson

This is a novella, first published in 2009, but was located in the new releases section of the library. The story starts out slowly with great descriptive narrative of the Wyoming landscape as Mack and his ex-wife trek deep into the wild to fish. This is their last planned meeting. His wife, Vonnie, has already […]

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Book Review: “Rebellion’s Message” by Michael Jecks

This is a Jack Blackjack Tudor Mystery, published in 2016, but takes place in 1554 in England. Jack is a thief, a cut-purse, as they were known back then. He finds a gull (a target) and buys him ale at a pub. Once drunk, he will cut off his purse and make his getaway; however, […]

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