Final Events by Nick Redfern

Important slant on UFO/Alien issue but certainly not the whole story. Title: FINAL EVENTS and the Secret Government Group on Demonic UFOs and the AfterlifeAuthor: Nick RedfernPublisher: Anomalist BooksPublication date: March 31, 2011Pages: 266ASIN: B004URRYPSISBN-13: 978-1933665481Type: NonFiction, UFO, Occult Amazon Book PageGoodReads Book Page Ray’s rating: 4 stars I have long been aware of theContinue reading “Final Events by Nick Redfern”

The Count of the Sahara by Wayne Turmel

Engaging entertaining period piece and character study Title: The Count of the SaharaAuthor: Wayne TurmelPublisher: THE BOOK FOLKSPublication date: August 15, 2015Pages: 369ASIN: B01407R2H2ISBN-13: 978-1517282776Type: Historical Fiction, Travel AdventureCharacters: Count Byron de Prorok, Willy Braun, Lonnie Pond Amazon Book PageGoodReads Book Page Ray’s rating: 4 stars Part thriller and part period piece, The Count ofContinue reading “The Count of the Sahara by Wayne Turmel”

Dragon Rain by Vonnie Winslow Crist

Engaging fantasy short fiction well-steeped in dragon lore. Title: Dragon RainAuthor: Vonnie Winslow CristPublisher: Mocha Memoirs Press, LLCPublication date: September 3, 2021Pages: 209ASIN: B09BRHMWFVISBN-13:Type: Fiction, Short Stories, Fantasy Amazon Book PageGoodReads Book Page Ray’s rating: 5 stars Spend an evening in a place where dragons live and breathe fire, converse in mind-speak, perform magic, travelContinue reading “Dragon Rain by Vonnie Winslow Crist”

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Classic romance with all the conventions, beauty, and problems of 19th century novels. Title: Jane EyreAuthor: Charlotte BrontePublisher: Wisehouse ClassicsPublication date: 2016 (original: 1847)Pages: 383ISBN: 978-91-7637-183-1Type: Fiction, Classic literature, RomanceCharacters: Jane Eyre, Edward Rochester, St. John Rivers Amazon Book PageGoodReads Book Page Ray’s rating: 4 stars Jane Eyre is an engaging classic romance story thatContinue reading “Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte”

On the Beach by Nevil Shute

Title: On the BeachAuthor: Nevil ShutePublisher: Ball99Publication date: 11/08/2016 (originally published in 1957)Pages: 112ASIN: B01N8OWQ06Type: Fiction, Romance, MilitaryCharacters: Cpt Dwight Towers, Peter Holmes, Mary Holmes, Moira Davidson, John Osborne Ray’s rating: 5 stars Amazon Book Page [Reviewer’s Note: Nevil Shute’s little novel, On the Beach, is a cold war story driven by the very realContinue reading “On the Beach by Nevil Shute”

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Entertaining treatment of a good story idea. Title: Jurassic ParkAuthor: Michael CrichtonPublisher: Ballantine BooksPublication date: 05/14/2012 (25th Anniversary Edition)Pages: 466ASIN: B007UH4D3GISBN-13: 978-1784752224Type: Fiction, Action-Adventure, SFCharacters: Alan Grant, Ellie, Ian Malcolm, John Arnold, Hammond, Gennaro, Tim, Alexa Amazon Book PageGoodReads Book Page Ray’s rating: 4 stars The story idea for Jurassic Park, bringing back dinosaurs throughContinue reading “Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton”

Fumbling by Kerry Egan

Title: FumblingAuthor: Kerry EganPublisher: DoubledayPublication date: Oct 2004Pages: 230ISBN-13: 0-385-50765-8Type: NonFiction, Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages, TravelRay’s rating: 5 stars Amazon Book PageGoodreads Book Page The Camino de Santiago is an ancient pilgrimage route across northern Spain some 500 miles long. Many books have been written by people who’ve made the journey and I’ve read aContinue reading “Fumbling by Kerry Egan”

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Title: Man’s Search for MeaningAuthor: Viktor FranklPublisher: Beacon PressPublication date: 06/01/2006Pages: 188ASIN: B009U9S6FlType: NonFiction, philosophical Amazon Book PageGoodReads Book Page Ray’s rating: 5 stars I have run across quotes from Vicktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning for a long time now. I see it referred to very often, usually in the context of considering aContinue reading “Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl”

Wild Company by Mel & Patricia Ziegler

The tale of the travel and safari store of dreams. Title: Wild Company: The Untold Story of Banana RepublicAuthor: Mel Ziegler and Patricia ZieglerPublisher: Simon & SchusterPublication date: Reprint edition (August 30, 2014)Pages: 256ISBN-13: 978-1451683509Type: NonFiction, Commerce, Fashion History Amazon Book PageGoodReads Book Page Ray’s rating: 5 stars Banana Republic, the travel and safari clothingContinue reading “Wild Company by Mel & Patricia Ziegler”

Catfish Stew by the South Carolina Writers Association

A collection of fine writing from South Carolina Writers Association members. Title: Catfish Stew: 2021 South Carolina AnthologyAuthor: Yvette R. Murray (Author), Vivian Bikulege (Author), Ferguson Williams (Editor)Publisher: Independently publishedPublication date: 05/31/2021Pages: 152ASIN: B095XCLJ1HISBN-13: 979-8714520396Type: Anthology Ray’s rating: 5 stars The Catfish Stew anthology is much like a stew, where a variety of ingredients areContinue reading “Catfish Stew by the South Carolina Writers Association”