Forever and a Day

Bob’s Pick: Forever and a Day by Anthony Horowitz Who can resist the “tour de force” that is James Bond? As an agent for her majesty’s secret service, his debonair demeanor, his handsome features, his smart appearance, his dry British wit, all make him a man to be envied and admired. Yet, like a bejeweled…

Eagle in the Snow

Bob’s Pick: Eagle in the Snow by Wallace Breem One of my most favorite genre of books is historical fiction. This book has been hailed as a classic and deservedly so in depicting military life during the fall of Rome’s Rhine frontier around 406 AD. The whole Western Roman Empire collapsed in 476 AD *….

The Evening and the Morning

Bob’s Pick: The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett When I started to read this book, I wondered why it was entitled “The Evening and the Morning” and not “The Morning and the Evening”. After reading the book, however, I feel that it could also have easily been called, “The Darkness before the Dawn”….

Is This Anything?

Bob’s Pick: Is This Anything? by Jerry Seinfeld You are walking down the streets of New York City at night. Depending upon what streets in New York, this can sometimes be a harrowing or terrifying experience.  But hold on, not to worry. You happen to be in Times Square!  The air is electrifying, the crowds…

Child of Vengeance

Bob’s Pick: Child of Vengeance by David Kirk In the late 16th and early 17th centuries, Japan had a feudal society. The society was organized around competing vassal states. Each state was ruled by a daimyo or “lord” who in turn served allegiance to a shogun or “military overlord”. They all in turn owed obeisance…

The Last Wish

                                                Bob’s Pick: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski This book was very enjoyable. Like many other good books, it could be read at many different levels. It is multi-layered like a delectable campfire S’mores, alternating events chapter by chapter to offer the reader morsels of crisp reality followed by rewards of tasty insights and…

Last Kingdom

Bob’s Pick: The Last Kingdom (Season Four) on Netflix One of the best writers today of historical fiction is Bernard Cornwell. His current series of books are collectively known as the “Saxon Chronicles”. If you’re at all interested in the history of medieval England before it actually became England, I highly recommend this series of…

The Nugget

Bob’s Pick: The Nugget by P.T. Deutermann   Tired of sitting at home with no place to go? When your feet can’t take you where you want to go, you’ll always have your mind (unless you don’t exercise it and lose it sitting at home) lol. Your mind gives you mobility that nothing else can….

Blowing the Bloody Doors Off

Bob’s Pick: Blowing the Bloody Doors Off   by Michael Caine Imagine that you’re at a small dinner party populated by celebrities. You’re seated at the dining table about to pop a scrumptious looking hors de oeuvre, perhaps a caviar coated cracker, into your mouth, but who should take a seat directly across from you. Seated…

HBO Game of Thrones

Bob’s Pick: A Review of the Game of Thrones TV Finale – The Coup As the world of Westeros has often operated on the principles of Machiavelli, it would be worth examining what actually happened in the GOT finale. To summarize the outcome, the Old Guard hereditary leaders of Westeros, referred to by Daenerys as…