Creating The Mania

Author Jon Robinson takes a look at the tremendous amount of planning it takes to bring together WWE’s annual flagship show, WrestleMania. Honestly, with Creating The Mania, I was expecting a WWE produced fluff-piece.  However, I was pleasantly surprised with both the honesty from those involved as well as the impressive detail on display from…

Everyday Hockey Heroes

Everyday Hockey Heroes contains a collection of stories from inspiring men and women inside the world of hockey, on and off the ice. I received an advance copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Much like Bob’s previous hockey book, Everyday Hockey Heroes is broken up into individual sections featuring a different…

Is This Live?

MuchMusic launched the year I was born, so I’d be lying if I said I knew a whole hell of a lot about the station’s formative years.  That being said, with the majority of my teenage years spent glued to the TV,  I have fond memories of the channel as a hub for pop culture. …

Murder on the Orient Express

A man is murdered on a train stranded in a snowstorm.  The conditions and timing of the murder suggest that one of the twelve passengers must be the killer.  Can the great Hercule Poirot identify the executioner or has he witnessed “the perfect crime”? Murder on the Orient Express is now my third experience with…

Mystic River

“Happiness comes in moments, and then it’s gone until the next time. Could be years. But sadness settles in..” In the summer of 1975, three friends – Jimmy, Dave and Sean – are approached by two men claiming to be police officers.  While able to coax Dave into their car, Jimmy and Sean would stay…

Moon of the Crusted Snow

In a small northern First Nations community, all lines of communication, as well as the power, have been disconnected without explanation. Winter has arrived and panic has set in. Has something happened down south? Is help on the way? And who is this mysterious survivalist, Jason Scott, who has arrived in town? I thought Waubgeshig…