All articles from: September, 2013

The Son by Philipp Meyer

The Son by Philipp Meyer The story of  six generations of the McCullough family taming Texas and building their fortune. The Sun follows three members of the family each with a different flaw. While I enjoyed the book I would have preferred if Meyer told each story in more detail.  Every time I get invested, he […]

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The Reluctant Swordsman

The Reluctant Swordsman by David Duncan The hero of this story has his consciousness transported into another body by a Goddess with a mission for him. As the title informs us, he is not enthusiastic about his new life. It’s the tale of a modern man taken to a more violent time and how he […]

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The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

Rating: 7/10 Summary: Rosie begins to taste emotions around the age of 9. She can taste despair and emptiness in her moms pie, and romance with some guilt in her meatloaf upon discovering her affair with another man. Her entire family is mildly functional at best, and she seems to have little going for her. […]

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The Iceman

The Iceman was released in 2012 and was directed by Ariel Vromen.  The movie is based on the life of Mafia hit-man Richard Kuklinski (Michael Shannon). The movie  is a hard look at cold emotionless sociopath and killer.   We are outsider’s looking into Kuklinski life, but not into his thoughts. He’s like a wild animal, unpredictable except […]

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