My wife picked up Trevor Noah's biography, detailing his life growing up in the aftermath of apartheid in South Africa. Sounds pretty heavy doesn't it? It both is and isn't. Trevor Noah is an entertainer, a stand up comedian and late night host, currently on The Daily Show having taken over for John Stewart a … Continue reading Born a Crime By Trevor Noah
I recently picked this up for a quick read from the library. It was a Star Wars book and was put out with some recommended reads. Based on the last Star Wars novel I read, I figured it couldn't be any worse. It's the first novel by Alexander Freed. The story centers around Sergeant Namir, … Continue reading Battlefront: Twilight Company
Terry Brooks is winding down his long running fantasy series. Putting out one final trilogy to cap off the whole story. I've been a little critical of some of the more recent Shannara books, and have found some of Mr Brooks more recent works to be derivative. He really hasn't done anything to really pull … Continue reading The Black Elfstone: The Fall of Shannara book 1
With the movie now in the theaters I want to check it out. I also wanted to read the book first. Call me weird, but I like to read the book that the film is based on, even though it has driven me nuts in the past. Either way, it gave me a good excuse … Continue reading The Gunslinger: The Dark Tower Book 1
I picked up The Force Unleased 2 at the library this past weekend on a complete whim. I read the first one a couple years back figuring 'How bad could a book based on a video game be?' In the case of the first book, not bad. This one was a little dodgier. It seemed … Continue reading The Force Unleashed…wait, why is there a sequel?