Category Archives: 4 Star

Book Review: Raven Stratagem (3.5 Stars)

Raven Stratagem by Yoon Ha Lee Published: June 13, 2017 by Solaris Books Read: May/June 2018 2017 GoodReads Choice Nominee for Science Fiction 2018 Best Novel Hugo Finalist Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars This time last year I was … Continue reading

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Unexpected Heart-Pounding Action-Adventure in Under 7,500 Words

I seem to have left the best for last in my Retro Hugo short fiction reading.  This morning, I started reading and could not stop reading “The Sunken Land” by Fritz Leiber.  His writing took me back to the days … Continue reading

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You Bet Your Life

Goodreads Synopsis:  An instructive and entertaining book that addresses basic life questions. Relating numerous personal anecdotes, incorporating, intriguing material from the films of Woody Allen and the journals of Leo Tolstoy, and using the writings of the seventeenth-century genius Blaise … Continue reading

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Stuck in 1945

Two consecutive weekends I’ve returned to the Pacific, specifically 1945. Last weekend, I watched The Great Raid, which I’d somehow missed when it was released twelve years ago in 2005.  This movie retells the story of The Raid at Cabanatuan, … Continue reading

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Series Review: Human Target (2010 – Season 1) Four Stars

Human Target Season One Aired: 2010 Watched via Netflix DVD: Fall 2016 Synopsis (from Wikipedia): The series follows the life of San Francisco-based Christopher Chance (Mark Valley), a unique private contractor, bodyguard and security expert hired to protect his clients. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Shaolin (2011) ~ 4 Stars

Shaolin Released: 2011 Watched: late September 2016 via Netflix streaming Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Directed by: Benny Chan Starring: Andy Lau, Nicholas Tse with an appearance by Jackie Chan Short Synopsis (via IMDb.com):  After ambushing and killing his … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Eye in the Sky

I watched Eye in the Sky several weeks ago and made sure my dad also watched it.  We (my ad and I) had to wait to discuss the movie with my uncle, a retired Air Force Colonel, until had a … Continue reading

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