Posts tagged Chicago

Book Review: “Hard Time”

This book was published in 1999 and features V.I. Warshawski, a private detective in Chicago. On her way home from a gala event, Warshawski nearly runs over a body lying in the road. Her car swerves to miss it and runs into a fire hydrant instead. She calls 911 and the police and ambulance arrive […]


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 […]


“Divergent” Movie Review

This was an interesting movie.  It’s set in Chicago after the war—no specifics given on what war.  The city is badly damaged; Lake Michigan and the Chicago River have dried up, and a fence is built around what is left to protect the inhabitants from whatever is out there.  Again, no specifics on what lurks […]


“The Lightning Bugs are Back” by Anna Quindlen

Anna Quindlen has compiled a series of essays in a book called, “Living Out Loud” (1988).  I will review them to extract what I feel are the most salient points for me.  Not only are her essays a representation of her writing, but they also provide some interesting insights on life. When the author’s son […]