Sunday, May 24, 2015

Unbroken [Book/Movie Review]

This book has been in my "to read" pile...
My wife read it, back when it first came out, and my mother just recently read it, and both raved about it.

Since the movie is now out on dvd, I wanted to go ahead and read it, before I watched the movie.

First, it truly is an amazing story of survival!
I enjoyed the book, and I am glad that I read it, though I am not sure that I loved it as much as my wife & mother. (some parts just seemed a bit repetitive is all)

As for the movie - in my opinion, the movie had the rare potential to be better than the book, but alas it is not.
After having read the book, the movie just seemed way too overly condensed/rushed.

While each is readable/watchable, if you are interested in this true story, I would definitely go the book route!

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Breakthrough

If you enjoyed the first two books ['The Brotherhood' & 'The Betrayal'] you will enjoy this one as well!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Through My Eyes

I am about as far as you can get from being a football fan [MMA is my sport of choice], however when Tim Tebow visited my church, earlier this month, he intrigued me enough (very funny guy!) to go out and buy his biography.

If you are a Tebow (or football) fan, then I would imagine that you would enjoy this book.
Tebow seems to me to be a pretty stand-up guy with a work ethic that is above & beyond!

I enjoyed the book (football stuff aside) and I enjoyed hearing him speak at my church.


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Auschwitz Escape

Absolutely phenomenal!
Definitely one of the best books that I have ever read!

Monday, April 6, 2015


Not only is this book a sequel to 'The Loch', it is also a prequel to the upcoming 'Meg 5: NightStalkers' novel. . .

Taking place two years after The Loch, 'Vostok' follows the adventures of Marine Biologist Zachary Wallace (and later Jonas Taylor, from the 'Meg' series of novels) as they explore Vostok - a 6,000 square-mile lake, over 1,000 feet deep, and two-and-a-half miles below an ice cap!

I LOVED the 1st half of this book! Absolutely fantastic! A fun, nail-biting adventure.

Then, the book suddenly jumps ahead, seven years later, and shifts in a completely different direction.

I am not saying that the latter half isn't good, it's just different. The book, as a whole, is a great read, I just enjoyed the first half more than the second.

It will be interesting to see how this book will tie into 'Meg 5'. (I have only read 'Meg' and 'Meg: Origins' so I need to get on the ball and read the others, before  Meg 5 comes out this summer...)


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Loch

With the release of Steve Alten's 'Vostok' (the sequel to 'The Loch') last month, I figured that it was time for me to go ahead and read 'The Loch'.
(I bought it, years ago, however it was one of those books that I just never got around to reading until now.)

If only I had read this book when I first bought it.
It is a Fantastic book!

Alten has created an excellent cast of characters,  (characters that I hope to see return in 'Vostok'!) and the book is full of sound science and Scottish history, which makes for a fun/quick read.

Stay tuned, because 'Vostok' is definitely going to be the next book that I read. . .


Monday, March 30, 2015

The Pawn

Another book review that I failed to post, on here, from earlier this month. . .

"If you come across this book, in a bookstore, and read the prologue, I guarantee you that you will end up buying the book, as it has one of the most riveting prologues that I have ever read!

Not to mention that the serial killer in this novel [The Illusionist] is right up there with "Sqweegel" (the killer from Anthony Zuiker's 'Level 26' trilogy).

This is a smartly written, stay-up-late, intriguing book that becomes much more than it first seems.
(I have already purchased the next four books in this series)"