Category: Nonfiction

Making the Monster 0

Making the Monster by Kathryn Harkup

★★★★☆ “Frankenstein” has entered our consciousness as an undead monster in a curious confusion of roles. Frankenstein was actually Victor Frankenstein, the man who created the monster in Mary Shelley’s eponymous masterpiece. Books, television,...

Megalith Studies in Stone 0

Megalith by John Martineau (editor)

★★★☆☆ It was the 1965 publication of Stonehenge Decoded by Gerald Hawkins that piqued this reviewer’s conscious interest in megaliths. The potential significance of Stonehenge and other structures noted therein opened my eyes, and...

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Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

★★★☆☆ Malcolm Gladwell’s Talking to Strangers wants to help us more accurately interpret the intentions of strangers, but does so in a way that’s disjointed and impractical. A variety of observations appear throughout: For...

The Wild Bunch by W.K. Stratton 0

The Wild Bunch by W.K. Stratton

★★★★☆ Fifty years ago, Sam Peckinpah’s The Wild Bunch blasted onto the nation’s movie screens with the impact of a Gatling gun mowing down an advancing army. The cowboy movie (and really, all movie-making)...