Laughably Unrealistic (Even for the 2016 Election): “The Candidate” Reviewed

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.”

Intelligent Goons: “Black Superhero Music” Reviewed

“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 spend […]

Ranking All 34 John Grisham Books

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.)

A Character-Driven Book Unlike Anything I’ve Ever Read: “Thirty-Three Cecils” Reviewed

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, but […]

The Best Books I Read in 2015

The best books I read in 2015. This list will be different than most because only a few of them actually came out this year — that’s just when I finally got to know them. There are plenty of celebrated works that were released this year — Between the World and Me, Dead Wake, A Spool of Blue Thread — that […]