Nearly twenty years ago now, I read the first six books in Robert Crais’s Elvis Cole series, and then stopped. I’m not sure why. I enjoyed reading the novels, as far as I recall. I know, for a fact, that if I didn’t enjoy them, I would remember that. I believe it’s that embarrassment of […]Read more "The Forgotten Man, by Robert Crais (Elvis Cole #10) — a review"
This is the third media tie-in novel for the television series Supernatural that I’ve read, and the second one written by DeCandido. He wrote the first in the series: Supernatural: Nevermore. I gave that one a respectable grade in a review you can read here. I look for certain things in a media tie-in. The […]Read more "Supernatural: Bone Key (Supernatural #3), by Keith R.A. DeCandido — a book review"
Prior to reading this novel, I read Hill’s first published novel, Heart-Shaped Box, and a collection of his short stories, 20th Century Ghosts. I loved both of these books. This first was a horror novel about an aging death-metal rocker who purchases a ghost online. It elevated a run-of-the-mill ghost story into something infused with […]Read more "Horns, by Joe Hill — a book review"
This is more than merely a book review. I own one other novel written by George V. Higgins. It was his last, as it turns out. At End of the Day (which I guess was a prophetic title, now that I think about it) was published in the year 2000. Higgins died in November 1999, […]Read more "The Friends of Eddie Coyle, by George V. Higgins — a book review"
Star Trek: Discovery: Desperate Hours, by David Mack, was the first original novel for the television series. It was published in September 2017, the same month the series premiered on the CBS All Access streaming platform. I purchased this novel, and three other Star Trek: DSC novels, for my Kindle Fire before taking a recent […]Read more "Star Trek: Discovery: Desperate Hours, by David Mack — a book review"
Abaddon’s Gate is the third novel in The Expanse series, written by James S.A. Corey (the pen name of Daniel Abraham & Ty Franck). These are the books that the Amazon Prime series (formerly a SyFy series) The Expanse is based upon, going into its fifth season next year. Some of the events of Season […]Read more "Abaddon’s Gate (The Expanse #3), by James S.A. Corey — a book review"
Can you believe it’s that time again? This is FirewaterCorp‘s quadmonthly “Looking Forward” report for February 2020. This report is based on the conceit, the stolen bit of wisdom, that happiness is derived from the satisfaction achieved through crossing items off of lists during the previous four months and multiplying this result by the sheer […]Read more "Looking Forward (February 2020 Update): Don’t Worry, Be . . ."
I am still a fan of the author Robert B. Parker, who passed away in 2010, leaving behind a bibliography approaching 70 novels. He is, perhaps, best known for his series featuring Boston private investigator Spenser. But he also wrote standalone novels, and other series books, such as those featuring female p.i. Sunny Randall […]Read more "Brimstone, by Robert B. Parker — a book review"
Jeff Mariotte has written a lot of things, original works as well as media tie-ins and comic books. To the best of my knowledge, I’ve never read anything else he’s ever written, even though he’s made stops in the worlds of Star Trek and Angel. He’s also never written anything else in the Supernatural […]Read more "Supernatural: Witch’s Canyon, by Jeff Mariotte — a book review"
I knew who Greg Rucka was before I purchased this novel. And, not for his work in superhero comics. No, Rucka was the author of a series of novels about a bodyguard named Atticus Kodiak. I read a couple of these about twenty years ago, and, as I recall, I liked them. Batman: No Man’s […]Read more "Batman: No Man’s Land, by Greg Rucka — a comic book novelization review"