Out of all the books I have reviewed recently, Qualia Nous is right up there for me with Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy.
Qualia is defined as “instances of subjective, conscious experience; the internal and subjective component of sense perceptions arising from the stimulation of the senses by phenomena; the way it feels [...]
Apparently I’ve been reading a number of trilogies.
World of Trouble is another book that ended a series, The Last Policeman trilogy, by Ben H. Winters. This time, Earth is 14 days from the apocalypse: an asteroid is going to hit the planet and throw the world into utter chaos. Detective Hank Palace (it’s so hard to give up the t [...]
(sighs) Yes, I’m still having problems writing. However, I think I might have figured out a part of it anyway.
Somewhere in the cracks and crevices of my brain, I think I still believe that I have to write well.
Note what that said: I STILL BELIEVE THAT I HAVE TO WRITE WELL.
Besides that “well” doesn’t even begin to de [...]
My brother challenged my family, me, Tom and Natasha, to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Here’s our video. My thoughts on the challenge are underneath it.
The ice bucket challenge isn’t only about raising money for ALS research but for raising awareness of ALS. If we had just donated and been quiet about it, their donation levels w [...]
About 8 years ago, we were lamenting the death of another comic genius, George Carlin.
This week, the world has been stunned by the announcement that Robin Williams, actor and comedian, committed suicide.
Celebrities and people who have worked with Robin have started sharing their stories. I don’t really have a personal Robin Williams s [...]
Not too long ago, I reviewed a book called The Last Detective in a post titled “What Would You Do With Just Six Months Until the End of the World?”
Countdown City is the second in a trilogy about Hank Palace, a detective in a world increasingly falling apart — an asteroid is supposed to collide with the earth in 77 days, de [...]
This is one of those books that I’ve had for years and had never decided to read.
Now, honestly, I’ve never really been “into” the Mafia as a subject I’m interested in. I’ve got friends who read everything they can and I’ve seen the whole Ice Man story, the Mafia hit man who “led a d [...]