Out of the Silent Planet Book Club Questions

And I say also this. I do not think the forest would be so bright, nor the water so warm, nor love so sweet, if there were no danger in the lakes. -Hyoi Out of the Silent Planet definitely has more depth and underlying themes to it than most of the books we’ve read so […]

Official Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Trailer!

Oh man…this is going to be so good!

Classic Review: A Hero of Our Time

You may be surprised to hear this, A Hero Of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov is a Russian classic that is under 200 pages! making it an accessible introduction to the wonderful world of Russian literature (Sometimes I feel like I am an addict trying to peddle my drug to anyone who comes within earshot, […]

Front Cover Fridays #14

Here we have the second best selling book of the 19th-century (behind only the Bible)… It was originally written as a 40-week series for an abolitionist magazine called the National Era, but the first bounded edition of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin; Life Among the Lowly” was published as a two volume set in […]

Russian Authors Are Weird

After seeing a legit Russian author, Gary Shteyngart, attend a book club with roommate Paul Giamatti, one can only assume that all Russian authors are just like him. Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky,Gogol. All just like this. Not sure why Luke is in love with them…  

Harry Potter vs Twilight Through Stephen King’s Eyes

Super Bowl Thoughts

Well the Super Bowl is over. Yes I mean the football game, not the event that women watch for the ads. If you watch it just for the ads, I question your manliness. A couple of questions here: 1. What was the best food you ate during your Super Bowl watching affair? We had some […]

Front Cover Fridays #13

Clearly this is a must have manual for every manly man heavily involved in the world of radio frequency radiation. Let’s see what the experts have to say: “This is a good practical book for anyone involved in RF safety work. There are many useful references and illustrations.” – Electrotechnology “For industries where there is […]

Jimmy Fallon’s Do Not Read List #4

My favorite’s Killer Slippers. We’re going to do one of these books for the Ultra Manly Book Club one of these days.

Out of the Silent Planet PREview: February Book Club

Out of the Silent Planet CS Lewis While widely considered one of the formative science fiction books of the 20th century, it seems like CS Lewis’ Science Trilogy often gets overlooked. Out of the Silent is Lewis’ first published book and acts as an adult version of his Narnia books.  Those who love the fantasy […]