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Mission To Paris

Mission To Paris

By Alan Furst Mission To Paris: A Novel. This new 272 page novel is the latest in the series by author Alan Furst. The first one was released in the 90’s and since then over 12 other books have followed. It is no doubt that when it comes to the historical spy novel, Alan is the master. he is often often hailed as the best spy novelist the world has ever seen. This book is set in the later part of the 1938 summer in Europe. The main character is actually a Hollywood film star named Fredric Stahl who we […]

the alchemist

The Alchemist

By Paulo Coelho The Alchemist : It is one of those “esoteric” feeling books that makes you feel like life is vivid again.It certainly plays on the feeling that “there is something more” that you’ve forgotten and the thought that you are part of a bigger plan.As you follow Santiago, the shepherd boy on his adventure, you will automatically question your own adventure in life; are you living up to your higher purpose? Why have you forgotten your way? What else is out there that you should be doing? Have you betrayed what you were meant to do with your […]

The Lion The Witch The Wardrobe

The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe

By C.S. Lewis The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe : It has taken me decades – literally – to finally pick up another C.S. Lewis book and read it. In high school I read Lewis’ book, “That Hideous Strength” and completely missed Lewis’ message. One decade later I read Lewis’ “Mere Christianity” and fully understood what Lewis was saying. With The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, part of C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia series, the gospel message is clearly made evident in an allegorical/mystical style. Lewis used the Narnia series to explain Christ’s love for humankind to children, […]

The Island Off Stony Point

The Island Off Stony Point

By Regis Schilken The Island Off Stony Point : Keith Sinteris and his wife Malena (the brains of the operation) hire three skilled accomplices (Stony, Bartolo and Duane) to kidnap three hostages from a monastery along with the holy tabernacle containing consecrated “bread”. For all her planning, Malena had no way of knowing just how awry the hostage taking could go. Detective Jessica Harding and FBI Agent Rob Dexter are on the case. Strong willed and quick witted, Jessica puts the FBI agent in his place from the moment the two were introduced. Intrigued, Rob cannot get her out of […]

Fictoids

Fictoids

Fictoids: Short Fiction…Very Short While truth may be stranger than fiction, a fictoid is definitely funnier than a factoid, says the author of an hysterical new book. What exactly is a fictoid? A fictoid is a bit of fictional history making a statement or telling a story in one sentence. “A typical fictoid tells who did what, when and where,” says Bill Dutcher, author of “Fictoids: Short Fiction…Very Short” . Neither historically accurate nor politically correct, the book takes a random walk through cultural history from 1220 B.C. to 2004. Readers can learn who invented self-storage and who invented both […]

The Jewish Pilgrimage

The Jewish Pilgrimage

By Geoffrey Hoffman The Jewish Pilgrimage – An Exploration of Reality, Mainly in Verse : The book is clearly written to inspire philosophical discussion. This book depicts the author’s personal journey to find some form of understanding about man, our various versions of God and how this effects society and the use of its knowledge. He debates moral issues and provokes deep thinking in several areas that will never leave my mind as I travel along my own road. Geoffrey questions the justness of creation itself and the gift of consciousness. Also he cleverly uses metaphors when he depicts various […]

Second Eden

Second Eden

By Carlton Austin Second Eden : Carlton Austin has crafted a wonderful piece of work in Second Eden – an action-packed suspense thriller with a little romance and some elements of science fiction. Its beautifully designed cover incorporates gorgeous images depicting scenes within the plot and the book is available in both hard and soft cover. I recommend the hard cover, folks. This book is sure to be one that you keep among your favorite authors on your bookshelves. Second Eden is destined for a talented director to take big screen fans on its roller-coaster ride. Best of friends, Peter […]