The Time Machine

A brilliant inventor creates the world’s first time machine.  After explaining its inner-workings to guests of his weekly dinner parties, he arranges for a follow up meeting about a week later.  When the group convenes, they find the scientist exhausted and weathered.  After cleaning up and consuming a well deserved meal, he sits down to…

Batman: Death of the Family

It’s been a year since the Clown Prince of Crime has battled Batman.  After slicing off his own face and hitting the highway, Joker had disappeared leaving Batman to tangle with a mysterious society bent on Gotham’s destruction.  Now, he’s returned and he has grand plans for The Dark Knight and his allies.  Will Joker…

The Great Gatsby

Yet high over the city our line of yellow windows must have contributed their share of human secrecy to the casual watcher in the darkening streets, and I was him too, looking up and wondering. I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life. I thought long and hard…

The Maltese Falcon

Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon Here we go. Book number two in my 25 crime-fiction classic list! After finishing this, I probably should’ve started with this one but honestly, who’s going to blame me for reading a Raymond Chandler novel first? Sam Spade and Miles Archer, private eye’s residing in San Fransisco, are hired by a…

The Big Sleep

Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep General Sternwood, a millionaire in 1930s Los Angeles, hires Phillip Marlowe to investigate a man who claims to have controversial photos of his socialite daughter. However, as Marlowe’s investigation progresses, he finds himself in for a little more than he bargained for (excuse the cliche). In the last few years,…