The Late Shift

The Late Shift is the story of David Letterman, Jay Leno and the insanity surrounding The Tonight Show following Johnny Carson’s exit in 1992. Before I picked this up, I had read the author’s follow-up book, “The War for Late Night” which discussed at length the controversy surrounding Conan O’Brien’s boot from The Tonight Show…

Louis Riel: A Comic Strip Biography

Although I’m certain I would have been exposed to Louis Riel during my time in school, I have no recollection of learning about the man until I read Bastards & Boneheads earlier this year and his story blew my mind.  While author Will Ferguson wrote a compelling summary of his life in Bastards & Boneheads,…

Song of Susannah

Susannah travels to New York City to have her baby, in the year 1999, with mental passengers Detta and Mia. Hoping to give chase, Roland and Eddie end up in Maine in the late 1970s where they confront notorious book collector Calvin Tower as well as a burgeoning author who knows a great deal about…

Little Heaven

Nick Cutter’s new novel follows the path of three mercenaries – Micah, Ebenezer and Minerva – an unlikely trio that started off as enemies, but fast became co-workers, so to speak.  Micah is approached by an old friend, Ellen, to check in on her nephew whom she believes to be brainwashed by his fanatical father.…

The Force

Denny Malone leads the men of the Manhattan North Special Task Force, an elite group of NYPD detectives otherwise known as “Da Force”. Malone and company “hold the line” separating the drugs and violence of the gangs from the “good people” of Manhattan – a task easier said than done. As Da Force often trudges…

Batman: Gates of Gotham

A new adversary, The Architect, is targeting historical properties in Gotham City and it’s up to Batman, Red Robin, Robin and Black Bat to bring him to justice. That one sentence summary would seemingly apply to 99% of Batman stories but hey, that’s OK, it’s Batman after all.  With Gates of Gotham, writer Scott Snyder,…

Annihilation

Jeff Vandermeer’s Annihilation follows a troupe of four women – a biologist, a surveyor, an anthropologist and a psychologist – as they enter the mysterious Area X, an area of land sectioned off due to its mysterious and dangerous properties.  Despite there having been eleven prior expeditions, not much is known about what goes on…

Moonlight Mile

After shelving Kenzie and Gennaro for eleven years, Lehane returned to his signature characters in 2010 with the series’ sixth novel, Moonlight Mile.  A lot has happened since we last left the detectives.  Patrick and Angie have since tied the knot and brought life into the world in their four year old daughter, Gabby.  Feeling…