Saturday, May 07, 2011

DVDs With Brain Damage, Brutality and Kung Fu


Marwencol with Mark Hogancamp. When his world was stolen, Mark Hogancamp made a world of his own. Hogancamp was severely beaten outside a bar. His memories were severely damaged. Hogancamp builds a WWII town made of dolls.

The Timekeeper starring [Quebecois and other Canadians]. 18-year-old in 1964 goes takes a job in the Northwest Territories building a railway. The job is tough but the bosses turn out to be tougher. From the novel by Trevor Ferguson. Ferguson is, of course, John Farrow and he has a new Farrow book coming out.

Ip Man 2 starring Donnie Yen and Sammo Hung. A new Kung Fu master in Hong Kong is harassed until he can prove his ability.

Ten Novels


Wickedly Charming by Kristine Grayson. Romance paperback.

No One Will Hear You by Max Allan Collins and Matthew Clemens.

Southern Comfort by Fern Michaels.

Spider Web by Earlene Fowler.

Bayou Trilogy by Daniel Woodrell. Three novels, Under the Bright Lights, Muscle for the Wing, The Ones You Do.

Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris.

Sixkill by Robert B. Parker.

10th Anniversary by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro.

Katy Carter Wants a Hero by Ruth Saberton.

The Devil's Light by Richard North Patterson.

Non Fiction For Your Edification

Non Fiction

Canoeing and Kayaking Wisconsin: the rivers, the towns, the taverns by Doc Fletcher. You list the Chicago River in a book on Wisconsin rivers? Really? The Chicago River in Illinois?

Activity Schedules for Children with Autism: teaching independent behavior by Lynn E. McClannahan and Patricia J Krantz. "It's important to use task analyses to individualize the resulting activity schedules."

Life in Civil War America by Michael O. Varhola. "Some Union Army engineers made prefabricated railroad bridge components and reached the point where they could replace demolished bridges within twenty-four hours."

Real Estate Investing, 2nd Edition by Jack Cummings. "Review the balance board in table 18-5."

Everything Guide to Stress Management: step-by-step advice for eliminating stress and living a happy, healthy life by Melissa Roberts. "'Ideally, an adult will work full time for a number of years and then retire in comfort for the rest of her life."

CompTIA A+ Certification Study Guide. Seventh Edition by Jane Holcombe and Charles Holcombe. "When a wireless network spans buildings, you encounter special problems." Did that comma need to be there?

Monday, May 02, 2011

Bunch of Media


Ayn Rand: In Her Own Words.

Basics with Claire Shaeffer by Claire Shaeffer. "In this 2-disc DVD set, couture-sewing expert Claire Shaeffer demystifies the art of creating high-end garments. "

Books on CD

Death Instinct by Jed Rubenfeld. 14 CDs at 14 hours 46 minutes. Novel of the 1920 bombing on Wall Street.

Trinity Six by Charles Cumming. 9 CDs at 11.5 hours. Journalist researches possibility that England's Trinity spy ring may have had a sixth member. EDIT: I just corrected a typo that read Trinity Sex.

Welcome Grave by Michael Koryta. 10 CDs at 11.5 hours. Lincoln Perry, Cleveland P.I., is getting some deaths pinned on him.

Leaving by Karen Kingsbury. 9 CDs at 10 hours. Girl moves to NYC to act in Broadway musical. Girl pines for Iraq War vet while famous dudes hit on her.

Random Violence by Jassy Mackenzie. 8 CDs at Jassy Mackenzie. Crime in Johannesburg, South Africa. Lady returns to Johannesburg after ten years to help investigate a carjacking murder.

Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell. 7 CDs at 9 hours. Swedish cop investigates double murder at remote farmhouse.

10 Commandments of Money by Liz Weston. 10 CDs at 11.5 hours. "Author Liz Weston...helps listeners avoid critical mistakes, make it through difficult financial times - and thrive in good ones. Helpful hints include how to balance a personal budget, get debt paid off, set aside money for retirement, and more."


A Turn in the Red by Debbie Macomber. Cover illustration: three suitcases on a car's rooftop luggage rack. Bags are not tied down.

Gods of Greenwich by Norb Vonnegut. Hedge fund manager in money trouble takes job with a Greenwich fund and lands in more trouble.

Knock Down by Sarah Graves. "A Home Repair is Homicide mystery."