Review: Ender’s Game

Ender’s Game Orson Scott Card [xrrgroup][xrr rating=4.125/5] [xrr rating=4.5/5 imageset=grenade label=Manliness:][/xrrgroup]     Ender’s Game is a futuristic story about a kid named Andrew “Ender” Wiggin and his training at a battle school for children.  In this school children are being raised as soldiers in to once again wage war against the Alien-Bugger Army.  We […]

Review: Book of the Dun Cow

The Book of the Dun Cow Walter Wangerin [xrrgroup][xrr rating=3.25/5] [xrr rating=2.75/5 imageset=grenade label=Manliness:][/xrrgroup]     What’s better than a cockfight between one rooster with eagle’s wings and a serpent’s tail and another with spiked spurs on his ankles? Well if you know the answer to that question then you should write that book. Until […]

September Book Club: Hunger Games Preview

The Hunger Games trilogy is one of the most read series in the last two years.  It’s been on the New York Times bestselling list over 100 straight weeks.  While written primarily for young adults, it quickly grew beyond any specific category and has grown into a true global phenomenon.  The books has become so influential that […]

Review: Blind Descent

Blind Descent James Tabor [xrrgroup][xrr rating=3/5] [xrr rating=4.25/5 imageset=grenade label=Manliness:][/xrrgroup]     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 […]

Review: A Confederacy of Dunces

A Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole [xrrgroup][xrr rating=3.5/5] [xrr rating=3.5/5 imageset=grenade label=Manliness:][/xrrgroup]     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 […]