Book Review: Stars of Alabama (Sean Dietrich, 2019)

The cover and the title of this one caught my attention, especially since I live in Alabama. The story has a classic literature feel, set in the era of the Great Depression and leading up to World War II. The characters are endearing: a homeless mother in search of her missing child, a child prodigy … Continue reading Book Review: Stars of Alabama (Sean Dietrich, 2019)

Book Review: The Bottom of the Pool (Andy Andrews, 2019)

"Be careful about what you think you know. Because you can't always believe everything you think." If you've read Andy Andrews before, you know that his gift is that his writing style is conversational and intimate. And if you've listened to him speak, you can hear his words with your eyes as you scan each … Continue reading Book Review: The Bottom of the Pool (Andy Andrews, 2019)

Book Review: Freckled: A Memoir of Growing up Wild in Hawaii (T.W. Neal, 2018)

Hawaii: this story is as tragic as it is inspirational, and true to the cliche that you can't judge a book by the cover. The book is honest and full of detail and vivid memories of so many things that happened during the childhood of the author. In each scenario, she doesn't present herself as … Continue reading Book Review: Freckled: A Memoir of Growing up Wild in Hawaii (T.W. Neal, 2018)

Book Review: Legends and Lies: The Real West (David Fisher & Bill O’Reilly, 2015)

A gold rush of old west all-stars, including Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Doc Holliday, Wild Bill Hickok, and Bass Reeves (the real Lone Ranger). After reading most of the "Killing" series from Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard, I think the bar was set unfairly high on this one. This is a great book in … Continue reading Book Review: Legends and Lies: The Real West (David Fisher & Bill O’Reilly, 2015)

Book Review: The Hive (Barry Lyga & Morgan Baden, 2019)

A dark, reflective look at a plausible path for our future as a country entrenched in all things social media, being offended, and a seeming growing hunger for the swiftness of mob justice... and the self-justification of said mob. This is a scary book because it is difficult to tell if it is set in … Continue reading Book Review: The Hive (Barry Lyga & Morgan Baden, 2019)