Trailblazing can be a gift and a curse.
There are very few guarantees in pop culture. It’s hard to know why a seemingly average song becomes a hit or why a can’t-miss film flops.
On page one of John Grisham’s new novel, The Whistler, we’re introduced to a character that is napping. It’s fitting, because this book will put you to sleep.
Many people know the Mark Twain quote, “Truth is stranger than fiction,” but most ignore the second, and more important, part: “…but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.”
Let me begin by saying that I am not the target audience for this book.
“A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.“ – Mario Puzo, The Godfather Society demands that we be easily categorized. We are defined not only by our race, gender, geographical location, and political leanings, but also by the things we buy, wear, and drive, and how we choose to spendContinue reading “Intelligent Goons: “Black Superhero Music” Reviewed”
John Grisham has released thirty-four books — thirty-two novels, one collection of short stories and one work of non-fiction. Since I have loved his work (to varying degrees) for years — flaws and all — I decided to rank them. (This list excludes the Theodore Boone series and Kindle singles.)
When people know that you read a lot or they always see you with a book in your hand, it becomes an easy topic of conversation. Questions such as, “What are you reading?” and “How’s that book?” are heard frequently. Most people are genuinely curious, not only to know if you like the book, butContinue reading “A Character-Driven Book Unlike Anything I’ve Ever Read: “Thirty-Three Cecils” Reviewed”