Review: Blind Descent

Blind Descent James Tabor     Imagine the very worst place on earth you can think of.  Now multiply that by a hundred.  Add to it the threat of starvation, dehydration, hypothermia, falling hundreds of feet, hallucinations, drowning, losing your sanity and literally getting stuck between a rock and a hard place.  Finally, picture all of this […]

Review: A Confederacy of Dunces

A Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole     A Confederacy of Dunces showcases one of the most unfortunate heroes ever created. Ignatius J. Reilly has been revered as a modern day Don Quixote: radical, delusional, outspoken, and painfully idiotic. The books opening lines give us a glimpse at the style of this bumbling man: […]

Review: Water for Elephants

Water for Elephants Sara Gruen     [Editor Note: The grenades are not broken.  This book got a zero out of five.  Ouch. You can thank the casting of a certain sparkling vampire for part of that.] Disclaimer: I feel I am required to adopt somewhat of a defensive persona when beginning this post. Yes. […]