The Island

Tom, Heather and their two children are visiting Australia as a part of a business trip. Desperate to see some native wildlife, the family of four decide to take an off-the-beaten-path tour of an island off the coast. Upon arrival, things quickly go pear-shaped as the foursome find themselves on the run from the island’s…

City On Fire

With the recent announcement by Don Winslow that he will be retiring from writing to fully focus on his political activism, I panicked in thinking that maybe he had abandoned his new trilogy. Don was quick to assure his readers that not only have the next two novels already been written, but they’re scheduled to…

East of Eden

Last year, I was listening to Frank Turner’s live album, Live In Newcastle, where in introducing his song “Redemption”, he discussed reading John Steinbeck’s EAST OF EDEN as a young man. Frank relayed how it spoke to him of moral responsibility and how each of us are responsible for the choices and the decisions that…

The Nineties

The final chapter of Chuck Klosterman’s new collection of essays, The Nineties, is titled, “it was the end of the decade, it was the end of decades.” I suppose that’s true. Maybe it comes with getting older and being unplugged from the popular culture to a certain extent but the last twenty years feels muddled…

Upgrade

As an employee of the GPA (Gene Protection Agency), Logan Ramsay is tasked with tracking down and eliminating rogue gene labs that are being used to either alter human DNA or even create new species. However, when a raid goes wrong, Ramsay awakens in a hospital bed days later in unimaginable pain. Following a barrage…

Watergate: A New History

Following the attack on the Capitol building in January of 2021, Donald Trump suffered impeachment for a second time in his lone presidential term. Shortly after, a committee was established to look into his role – as well as that of others – in inciting his supporters to storm Washington hoping to overturn a lawfully…

Happy-Go-Lucky

Following last year’s release of A CARNIVAL OF SNACKERY, his second collection of diary entries, David Sedaris returns with HAPPY-GO-LUCKY, his first new collection of essays since 2018’s CALYPSO. In HAPPY-GO-LUCKY, David touches on a multitude of topics including school shootings, his own mortality, the deaths of both his sister and his father, touring and…