Friday, December 14, 2012

Snow Engagement of Ages with Musical Interlude


Rock of Ages starring Alec Baldwin, Tom Cruise, Paul Giamatti.  Musical with '80s rock music.  I heard someone this past weekend pan the movie but rave about the stage production.  Judge the flick for yourself.

Five-Year Engagement starring [that schlubby guy] and Emily Blunt.  What's the deal with Emily Blunt?  Was  she in some big name TV show or movie?  I see her name around but have no idea why.  Comedy movie that, I presume, deals with a couple taking forever to get married.

Snow White and the Huntsman starring CGI Software, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth.  Queen wants to CGI Snow White and sends the Huntsman to CGI his way into the CGI woods to CGI Kristen Stewart who was CGI'd into showing CGI emotions.

Musical Interlude

Joan Armatrading.  I listened to a BBC Radio documentary about producer George Martin who praised Armatrading for her skill and talent.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012



Alpha by Greg Rucka.  Comic writing novelist Rucka pens another action novel.  Delta Force dude sent to fictionalized Disney World in anticipation of 9/11 style terrorist plot.  Disney World?  Action scenes?  Sounds like Victor Gischler's forthcoming Go-go Girls of the Apocalypse sequel.

Say You're Sorry by Michael Robotham.  Robotham writes good thrillers.  Bio says he lives in Sydney, Australia.  Australia is on the other side of the world.  You know the place, right?  They have all the kangaroos and crocodiles and The Lord Humongous?

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Whole Lot of Fiction


City of the Lost by Stephen Blackmoore.  "Urban fantasy"  Dead guy deals with dead things.  I used to read Blackmoore's blog about crime in Los Angeles.  I stopped reading most blogs because it was taking too much time.  Blackmoore likes Hi-Powers.

Gun Church by Reed Farrel Coleman.  Kip is a former big-time author and now a low rent teacher. He saves his class from bloodshed and is courted by a cult focused on handguns.  A gun cult?  Sounds like some internet websites I regularly read.

Crow's Landing by Brad Smith.  I read Smith's previous novel Red Means Run and it was pretty decent.  Virgil Cain is fishing in the Hudson River when his anchor pulls up a steel cylinder.  A crooked cop seizes the cylinder and Virgil's boat.  Virgil wants his boat back and gets into drug dealing trouble when investigating.

Dangerous Inheritance: a novel of Tudor rivals and the secret of the Tower by Alison Weir.  Weir?  Didn't she write something popular?  Maybe I'm thinking of a different Weir because I don't recognize anything off her title list.

Dirty Streets of Heaven by Tad Williams.  Some angel novel with angel named Bobby worrying about the end of the world when souls start disappearing.  I was just getting this confused with Johnny Angel.  I didn't know Shelley Fabares sang that.

Large Print

Shiver by Karen Robards.  Repo woman finds beaten guy in trunk of BMW.  Guy takes woman hostage.

Poseidon's Arrow by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler.  Another Cusssler cover covered in planes and flames.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Large Print? We ain't got no Large Print. We don't need no stinking Large Print!

Large Print With Badges

You Are the Love of My Life by Susan Richards Shreve.  Hola, Senor.

The Last Man by Vince Flynn.  We are the Federales.

Gone by Randy Wayne White.  You know?

The 100-year-old-man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson.  The mounted police.

Ugly Duchess by Eloisa James.  If you're the police where are your badges?

An Outlaw's Christmas by Linda Lael Miller.  Badges?  We ain't got no badges.

An Amish Gift by Cynthia Keller.  We don't need no badges.

Christmas in Cornwall by Marcia Willett.  I don't have to show you any stinking badges!

A Season of Angels by Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer.  Better not come any closer!

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan.  We didn't try to do you any harm.Why don't you try  to be a little more polite?