The Body

Bill Bryson’s books are like the literary equivalent of the British panel show Qi.  Like an episode of the long-running series, his books are filled with tidbits of trivia presented in a quirky and humorous way.  While Bryson is often quite ambitious in tackling the subjects that interest him (attempting to explain the universe in…

My Life

My Life is the story of the life and career of retired Finnish hockey player Teemu Selanne. From a young age, Selanne had hinted at greatness.  His natural speed would help him excel at nearly every sport he tried.  While he enjoyed both soccer as well as track and field, his heart belonged to hockey. …

Klaus

Funny story about these two graphic novels. Every year, usually completely by accident, I end up spoiling most of my own Christmas gifts.  2019 year was no exception.  I was looking for books to read during the holiday season and came across Grant Morrison’s comic books series containing an origin story for Santa Claus.  I…

A Fatal Grace (Gamache #2)

It’s Boxing Day and the town villain, CC de Poitiers, dies in front of a crowd of people attending an annual curling tournament.  Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is quick to declare it a murder but solving the case will prove to be difficult.  With so many enemies, de Poitiers could have been knocked off by…

Forever and a Death

Business tycoon Richard Curtis, alongside engineer George Manville, develops a new and efficient process of demolition.  Using a deserted island as a test subject, complications arise when a diver from a rival environmentalist organization attempting to stop the process is believed to be killed during the explosions.  Her body eventually lands on Curtis’ boat, barely…

Empire of Wild

Victor has disappeared. Joan has been searching for her missing husband for months.  Consumed by guilt, Joan’s life is in shambles.  Following a night of heavy drinking, Joan makes her way to the local big box store for some much needed hangover supplies when she spots a tent in the parking lot.  Curiosity gets the…