How to Fight Presidents: Defending Yourself Against the Badasses Who Ran This Country by Daniel O’Brien

I classify this audiobook as both history and historical fiction.  I also classify it as both humor and horror.  And it's one of the best reads I've had so far this year. According to the introduction, the author Daniel O'Brien was told by a college professor that no one in his class would ever be … Continue reading How to Fight Presidents: Defending Yourself Against the Badasses Who Ran This Country by Daniel O’Brien

Complete Books of Enoch, New Translation by Dr. Ann Nyland

I've mentioned a few times that one of my many private research projects is the impossibly deep rabbit hole of Angelology.  I've been at this for nearly two decades now, though admittedly I put it away for briefly to let it... rest?  Breathe?  Marinate in my subconscious for a while?  Whatever you want to call it, it's … Continue reading Complete Books of Enoch, New Translation by Dr. Ann Nyland

Medieval Underpants and Other Blunders by Susanne Alleyn

Think you can crank out a novel about the Knights Templar just because you played a few rounds of Dungeons & Dragons?  Do you feel like you know the Victorian era just because you've read every story featuring Sherlock Holmes?  Do you pepper language with "thee" and "thou" to make your characters feel elevated and … Continue reading Medieval Underpants and Other Blunders by Susanne Alleyn

Theatre of Fear and Horror: The Grisly Spectacle of the Grand Guignol of Paris 1897-1962 by Mel Gordon

From its beginning, and before there was such a thing as horror films, the live performances of the Grand Guignol inspired everything we know about that genre.  Over 50 years after its final performance, it continues to inspire for much the same reasons.  The theater was built inside the remnants of a gutted convent and chapel, … Continue reading Theatre of Fear and Horror: The Grisly Spectacle of the Grand Guignol of Paris 1897-1962 by Mel Gordon

Star Wars: Battlefront II – Inferno Squad by Christie Golden

"We all serve at the pleasure of the Emperor.  None of us is indispensable." Iden Versio was a rising star in the ranks of the Imperial TIE pilots.  Then she found herself to be an unlikely survivor of the Battle of Yavin.  Through treachery, cowardice, and zealotry, a chain of events went unnoticed beneath the noses of the Empire, … Continue reading Star Wars: Battlefront II – Inferno Squad by Christie Golden