Category: Book Reviews


I read a lot of zombie books. That will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me, nor will the info that I tend to enjoy more of them than I don’t. But even still, I’ll be the first to admit that the genre tends to be pretty repetitive, with most authors just doing their tired spin on the same cliches that Romero popularized years ago. Of the numerous zombie books I have read, only a handful really stick out. The Reapers Are the Angels immediately jumps to the forefront of that list.

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Elmore Leonard is one of America’s greatest living crime-writers. Nothing about Raylan is going to change that. Still, the new book does go to show that even the best have their off days.

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I’m a sucker for books about movies. No surprise there, I know. So I guess whenever I read a good one, I’ll let you all know in case any of you share my fondness for decent cinema-reading. And I really can’t recommend this one enough. Pictures at a Revolution by Mark Harris takes an in-depth look at the making of the five movies nominated for Best Picture at the 1967 Academy Awards – Bonnie & Clyde, The Graduate, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, In the Heat of the Night, and Doctor Doolittle.

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