Monstress (a comic book review)

Readers know that I like comic books. But superhero comics have lost a lot of charm for me over the years, to the point where I actively seek out alternative stories. Monstress is the comic book I’ve been looking for. This review is the first volume, sub-titled “Awakening.” Monstress follows Maika Halfwolf, an Arcanic, half... Continue Reading →

Threat Vector (a book review)

Finally, a Tom Clancy novel that feels like a Tom Clancy novel, for better and for worse. Let’s start with the good stuff: Plot! – In Threat Vector, the author(s) imagine a world where China has moved aggressively into the South China Sea in an effort to both control the flow of sea traffic and... Continue Reading →

Black List (a book review)

It’s hard to be an extra-super, over level 9000 secret agent and do your job properly when a double-extra-super-evil omniscient organization with government ties keeps getting in the way by trying to have you eliminated. But it’s just a day in the life of Scot Harvath, counterterrorism agent and all around swell guy. I make... Continue Reading →

Moriarty (a book review)

Author Anthony Horowitz makes me upset. Upset that he’s a good writer. Upset for leading me down one path only to blindside me with epic-level plot-twists. Upset for making me think I could figure it all out before he revealed the solution to the central mystery. Did I mention that he’s an Officer of the... Continue Reading →

Locked On (a book review)

I've been a Clancy fanboy since I read Patriot Games back in high school. The "real-world" adventures of Jack Ryan seemed to stand above more generic thriller fare. I eventually stopped reading though, as the author turned out massive tomes that felt self-indulgent (not to take a shot at Tom Clancy since he has passed). The... Continue Reading →

Twisted Magics (a book review)

First off, I've seen several books with a similar name – make sure you get the right one! Okay, so I’ve sorta been tuned in to the fantasy genre lately, party with books, but also because I watched The Shannara Chronicles on Netflix recently. So I went searching for something interesting and ran into Twisted... Continue Reading →

Valor (a book review)

When we last left our intrepid heroes, they were scattered across the land, either betrayed, hunted by several armies, or both. Many unexpected losses occurred along the way. Few were yet aware of the ultimate plans of their enemies, or even who exactly their enemies were. I would now like to point out that everything... Continue Reading →

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