Monthly Archive: October 2008

bookrev: The Spine of the World by R. A. Salvatore 0

bookrev: The Spine of the World by R. A. Salvatore

Book XII in the Legend of Drizzt I obviously can’t keep up, not with my son or with Bob Salvatore. My son is reading this series way ahead of me and Salvatore keeps writing...

My review of The Host at SF Signal

My review of The Host at SF Signal

My review of Stephenie Meyer’s non-YA novel, The Host, has just been posted at SF Signal. Click the link, and comment there if you like. My synopsis (in the wonderful SF Signal style): REVIEW...

bookrev: Anathem by Neal Stephenson 0

bookrev: Anathem by Neal Stephenson

I devoured Cryptonomicon and the million page (!) Baroque Cycle by Mr. Stephenson. Thus I found the length and complexity of his latest, Anathem, enjoyable and challenging;  my only LARGE complaint concerning Anathem is...

movrev: Reign of Fire 0

movrev: Reign of Fire

What movie combines Clive Cussler’s Dirk Pitt, Batman and King Leonidas of Sparta? Only 2002’s dragon fighting flick, Reign of Fire, starring Matthew McConaughey, Christian Bale and Gerard Butler. Granted, for true sci-fi fans,...

Sage Rosenfels in Playing for Pizza by John Grisham 0

Sage Rosenfels in Playing for Pizza by John Grisham

In Grisham’s excellent book Playing for Pizza, Rick Dockery is a 3rd string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns who comes into the game with a 17 point lead and only a few minutes remaining....

Komen Run: the old man does 5K under 25 minutes 1

Komen Run: the old man does 5K under 25 minutes

For the 2nd year in a row, we did the Susan Komen Race for the Cure, a 5K run or walk or sleep-in (depending on your disposition). My son and I ran, raised money...

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