A Fellowship Published

By | Jul 21, 2017

The classic book by J.R.R. Tolkien The Lord of the Rings was first published as three volumes; The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King on July 21, 1954, on November 11, 1954 and on October 20, 1955 respectively in the United Kingdom. The book was created as a […]

Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf

By | Jul 18, 2017

On July 18, 1925 the first volume of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf was published. The work is a combination autobiography and political ideas of the young Hitler. It was originally titled Four Years of Struggle against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice. The publisher, Secker and Warburg, retitled the work Mein Kampf or My Struggle. This first […]

Great Science Fiction Authors

By | Oct 24, 2015

Issac Asimov’s – Foundation It has been said that Issac Asimov was the greatest of the authors during the Golden Age of Science Fiction – From the end of the 2nd World War to the 1970’s. Who am I to disagree? While I personally like his Robot series better, The Foundation trilogy (three first books) […]

About James Jones’ “From Here to Eternity”

By | Feb 15, 2015

The novel takes place in months prior to Japan’s bombing of Hawaii. It’s based loosely of Jones’ experiences at Schofield Barracks. It tells the story of the struggles between Private Robert E. Lee Prewitt, a self-described “thirty-year man”, and his superiors, First Sgt. Milt Warden and Captain Holmes. The novel’s title comes from a line […]

40 Years of King

By | Sep 29, 2014

In a few weeks (November 11, 2014) Stephen King will release his latest novel Revival. Along with his recent release, Mr Mercedes, it will be 40 years since his first publish book was released. Carrie came out on April 5, 1974. Nearly everyone has heard the story about how that novel was nearly not completed, […]

The Mystery Writer Disappears

By | Dec 3, 2013

December 3, 1926 was a quiet Friday evening. Mystery writer Agatha Christie was well on her way as an established writing having just published her seventh book, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. After giving her daughter a goodnight kiss she suddenly left the house for a car ride. The next morning the car was discovered […]

Review – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

By | Dec 15, 2012

When I was first introduced to the universe of JRR Tolkien and Middle-Earth it was through a box set of four books. Those books were the three volume Lord of the Rings and the prequel, The Hobbit. As many have, I read The Hobbit first and then read the Lord of the Rings. And as […]

The Mystery Dies

By | Dec 3, 2012

December 3, 1926 was a quiet Friday evening. Mystery writer Agatha Christie was well on her way as an established writing having just published her seventh book, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. After giving her daughter a goodnight kiss she suddenly left the house for a car ride. The next morning the car was discovered […]

Best from Each Bond

By | Nov 10, 2012

With the third Bond movie featuring Daniel Craig as Ian Fleming’s famous spy James Bond now reaching world wide distribution, it’s time to look back on the six men who have played James Bond and what I consider is their best. So far for Craig, since I have not seen ‘Sky Fall” at the time […]

He Changed What We Read

By | Oct 14, 2012

Harold Robbins with more than 20 published books in 32 different languages and selling over 750 million copies can easily be considered one of the World’s Bestselling Author. He was born on May 21, 1916 and although he often claimed to be a Jewish orphan (just like the character in his first novel Never Love […]

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