Saturday, October 18, 2008

Mexican Wrestler Superheroes in Comic Book Love Scenes

Comic Book Fiction

El Zombo Fantasma by Daver Wilkins. Zombo is "the greatest Mexican wrestler on the planet." But when he dies and goes to purgatory he finds out that he must guard a ten year old on Earth to ascend to Heaven.

Marvel Romance from Marvel Comics. "The romance genre spanned nearly half a century, and now Marvels picked some of its best from the sixties and seventies!" Lots of liplocking, clothes shopping, and heartbreak.

Violent Fiction Attempts to Kill Bin Laden


Sam and Twitch by Michael Bendis. Comic book noir novel. Detectives Sam and Twitch work the back alleys, deep nooks, and dark crannies of the Big Apple."

Rough Weather by Robert B. Parker. "Spenser plays bodyguard at a society wedding on exclusive Tashtego Island as his old nemesis, the Gray Man, guns down guests and kidnaps the bride."

Testimony by Anita Shreve. Some book about personal love and loss. I assume.

Dark Summer by Iris Johansen. Murder!


Kill Bin Laden: a Delta Force commander's account for the hunt for the world's most wanted man by Dalton Fury. Fury (a pen name) was on 60 Minutes a couple weeks ago so I bought this.
Fury lead a unit tracking down Bin Laden but missions to kill Bin Laden were consistently denied at higher levels. Fury and his guys had to stand-off and rely on Afghani allies to do the work. Yeah, that worked out real well. Especially when resources and people got pulled for Iraq.
Fury references Gary Berntsen who directed the CIA operations in Afghanistan and wrote about in Jawbreaker: the attack on Bin Laden and Al Qaeda: a personal account by the CIA's key field commander.

Look Great, Feel Great: fabulous @ 50 body basics by Lynne Robinson. DVD covering posture, energy, less stress, flatter stomach, enhanced sex life. Pilates themed.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Wonderful Things: Indiana Jones, The Clash, Bruce Campbell


Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull starring Harrison Ford. I have not seen this yet. I have studiously avoided any plot description, television adverts, print adverts, movie posters, actor interviews and anything else that may spoil the story ahead of time. All I know is this: it's set post-war and that chinless kid may be Indy's son.

Sundown: the vampire in retreat starring Bruce Campbell. Some town in the west is populated with vampires and some human family shows up.

Standard Operating Procedure. Director Errol Morris' look into the Abu Ghraib scandal. Interviews with the soldiers involved including those convicted.

Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay starring John Cho and Kal Penn. Stoners get identified as terrorists on an international flight and get sent to Cuba.

The Unit: Season Three starring Dennis Haysbert, Ricky Jay (on occasion). Season three of the shoot'em up and home front series. I like this show. It can be cheesy but I like some of the story lines.

Sex and the City. Crap.

Music CDs

The Clash: Live at Shea Stadium by The Clash. With a booklet of photos.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Eight More Large Print

Large Print

Being Elizabeth by Barbara Taylor Bradford. 25 year old gal inherits 800 year old family business has affair with married man.

Heart of Stone by Diana Palmer. Romance with rancher.

Seduce Me at Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas. Former invalid gets better and the kid taken in by family decides he has to pursue he now that she has suitors.

Netherland by Joseph O'Neil. Netherlands banker alone in New York connects with a group of cricket players made up of immigrants.

Hounded to Death by Rita Mae Brown. Anthropomorphic dog in fox hunting outfit poses by tree and stone wall with fox standing next to dog on wall.

No One You Know by Michelle Richmond. Lady finds murdered sister's notebook twenty years after sister's murder. Learns more about sister and man accused as her killer.

First Daughter by Eric van Lustbader. ATF agent Jack loses himself in work after daughter dies and marriage falls apart. President-elect asks Jack for help when President-elect's daughter kidnapped.

Large Print NonFiction

Beautiful Boy: a father's journey through his son's addiction by David Sheff. Teenager's addiction from the parent's point of view. A varsity athlete and honor student turns into a "trembling wraith who stole money from his little brother."

Fighter Pilot, Comics, Quilts, Old Houses


You Don't Mess With the Zohan starring Adam Sandler, John Turturro. Israeli spy quits work to be a hairdresser.


Quilter's Kitchen by Jennifer Chiaverini. Madison author's latest tome. "Anna Del Masso had known that she wanted to be a chef since she was in the seventh grade. 'Somehow everything in my life ends up being about food,' she realizes, as she begins the latest of her food-themed quilts. her twin passions have converged in a brand-new position as head chef for Elm Creek Quilts, Waterford, Pennsylvania's popular quilting retreat."

Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly. Harry Bosch helps defense attorney Mickey Haller find the murderer of Haller's partner.


Rupert Red Two: a fighter pilot's life from Thunderbolts to Thunderchiefs by Jack Broughton. Broughton graduated West Point in 1945 and joined the Army Air Force. He flew prop planes opposed to Russian MiGs during the German occupation. Jet to jet in the Korean War. Command of the Thunderbirds. An Air Force Cross in Vietnam.
Broughton stories bring to the cockpit to life and tell the nomadic tales of life as a military pilot.

New Rooms for Old Houses: beautiful additions for the traditional home by Frank Shirley. How to add an addition to an old home and make it match.
Don't call me Shirley.

Continuous Cables: an exploration of knitted cabled knots, rings, swirls, and curlicues by Melissa Leapman. 20 Designs plus an all-original stitch dictionary. Cables in patterns and circles. There is a dog photo on page 92.

Breakdowns: portrait of the artist as a young %@?! by Art Spiegelman. Spiegelman's autobiography in comics form. Of course.

Friends made, moments shared, memories for life : an oral history of VMSB 343 United States Marine Corps in World War II by Walter G. LeTendre.