August 28, 2015

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN by Paula Hawkins





Personally, I love this book. The suspense is spellbinding, but it is the magnificently synthesized psychological dysfunction of the cast that is oddly addictive. I am not too embarrassed to admit that over the summer I listened to the complete audio version three times. And, for those of you still wondering; it is more thrilling than Gone Girl.

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Encephalitis and the Illusion of Time on HautLife

More than a year ago, a microscopic virus stored in my mother’s body escaped whatever it was that had kept it encapsulated. Adding to the magnitude of the moment, the doctor explained that the virus’ escape was more unlikely than winning the lottery.

August 27, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: CONDOMINIUM by John D. MacDonald With Intro by Dean Koontz



Many of today’s best-selling authors boast of his influence on their career. Dean Koontz has often referred to him with remarkable admiration and praise. Demonstrating this is the lovely tribute he wrote about the author in the foreword of the paperback edition of Condominium. Grant it, Koontz did not say much specifically about the novel he was seemingly endorsing, but who would think differently? Probably no one would question his true feelings until he did the introduction on the audio version of the same book where we learn Dean Koontz did not like it quite as much as most of us concluded. The audio version features Dean Koontz saying as much in his own words.

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