The Game

There are hockey books.. and then there is Ken Dryden’s The Game. The Game is former NHL goaltender Ken Dryden’s memoir of his final season playing for the Montreal Canadiens in their quest for a fourth straight Stanley Cup. I’ve read my fair share of hockey books over my long reading career. While many have…

The Warehouse

In the not-too-distant future, a company very similar to Amazon known as Cloud, has firmly established dominance in the marketplace.  In fact, they’ve grown so large that they now have live-in compounds attached to their warehouses where their employees can reside.  They say this is all a part of their green initiative in an attempt…

Marvel Comics: The Untold Story

In Marvel Comics: The Untold Story, author Sean Howe conducted over 100 interviews with employees past and present in an effort to present a comprehensive history of the comics giant. Howe takes the reader through the company’s early years in the 40s and 50s before the explosion of popularity they would see in the 1960s.…

A Book of Bones

Following the events of the previous novel, The Woman in the Woods, Detective Charlie Parker alongside his friends Louis and Angel travel to Europe to track down a pair of killers and stop them before they can complete and use a book that could bring about the end of the world as we know it…

All Quiet on the Western Front

There is no such thing as a “good war”, but I think it’s fair to say that some wars are worse than others.  After reading All Quiet on the Western Front, I think that holds true for World War One. Released in 1929, Erich Maria Remarque’s novel details the horrors experienced by those stationed on…

Lady in the Lake

Married for nearly twenty years, Maddie Schwartz up and leaves her husband Milton to pursue a different path in life.  No longer content with being a housewife, Maddie’s ambitions lead her to work for The Star, an afternoon newspaper in Baltimore, Maryland.  It isn’t long before she finds herself working as a reporter tackling the…

Canadianity

Jeremy Taggart is the former drummer for Our Lady Peace, one of my favorite bands from my youth.  Jonathan Torrens is an actor and television host who has enjoyed a long career as a constant presence on Canadian television.  A few years back, they met and decided to produce a podcast about their shared love…