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BOOK REVIEW: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two by John Tiffany (Adaptation), Jack Thorne, J.K. Rowling

BOOK REVIEW: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two by John Tiffany (Adaptation), Jack Thorne, J.K. Rowling

Not a complete waste of time, but I saw this coming. I wish I could give this 2.5 stars. Two is a bit harsh, three is far too generous. I thought most of the character development was decent, given how concise it was. Certain aspects, […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Cartel by Don Winslow

BOOK REVIEW: The Cartel by Don Winslow

Epic. Dark. Realistic. I was amazed at how true to life this story seemed. I have no personal experience in the cartel world, but what little I know seems to coincide with this narrative. If not for the voice and distinctive style of fiction, you […]

BOOK REVIEW: A Douche Walks Into a Bar…: An Encyclopedia of Douchebaggary by Jordan Eyre

BOOK REVIEW: A Douche Walks Into a Bar…: An Encyclopedia of Douchebaggary by Jordan Eyre

This is the most hilarious, and accurate, representation of the douche-opolis we call earth. Eyre writes in a way that makes you feel like you’re listening to a buddy describe the megadouche they just ran into. This is a perfect gift for your friends and […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Champion’s Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive by Jim Afremow

BOOK REVIEW: The Champion’s Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive by Jim Afremow

Repetition works, and Afremow reiterated that in form and focus. This is good information. It was short, sweet, and to the point. I found most of the information was a reminder, rather than a novelty, though I did experience some revelation. The information is applicable […]

BOOK REVIEW: After the Prophet by Lesley Hazleton

BOOK REVIEW: After the Prophet by Lesley Hazleton

This book was fascinating. What’s more? It was not nearly as dry as I thought it would be. Hazleton delivers the information with a narrative arc while chronicling the events that lead to the split between Sunni and Shia Islam. I fully appreciated the light […]

BOOK REVIEW: Misery by Stephen King

BOOK REVIEW: Misery by Stephen King

Misery was truly terrifying. Often, I found myself taking my eyes off the page just to breathe heavily, almost reorienting myself to reality. Annie Wilkes may represent the most terrifying and realistic portrayal of an antagonist I could ever imagine. I loved that the protagonist was […]

BOOK REVIEW: How to Relax: Stop Being Busy, Take a Break and Get Better Results While Doing Less by Martin Meadows

BOOK REVIEW: How to Relax: Stop Being Busy, Take a Break and Get Better Results While Doing Less by Martin Meadows

This was an incredibly quick read. It appears Martin Meadows has made his mark publishing bite-sized summations of more robust research. While his detractors call this cheap, I disagree, calling it well-achieved. Everything in this book was a reminder. Nothing was new or revelatory and […]

BOOK REVIEW: Shutterbabe: Adventures in Love and War by Deborah Copaken Kogan

BOOK REVIEW: Shutterbabe: Adventures in Love and War by Deborah Copaken Kogan

BRIG's REVIEW: Is a 0.5-star rating available? I hated this book. I took as much as I could handle, then I had my wife summarize the details I missed. Despite a distillation of Kogan's laborious prose, even my wife's more patient (and more empathetic) retelling [...]
BOOK REVIEW: The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

BOOK REVIEW: The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Rarely have I been privileged enough to take such a journey as this. This book has it all… literally. It would be nearly impossible to be disappointed by this book. I have so many thoughts I ought not attempt any further review. Let me simply […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin by Masha Gessen

BOOK REVIEW: The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin by Masha Gessen

Part of the book gave me what I wanted, the rest however, was a giant disappointment and a paranoid waste of time. While the perceived horrors of this tale go almost saying, I was disappointed in the overall delivery. This book was pitched as the […]