This was a bit of a slow month for me as the personal life didn’t allow me to read as much, But I did see three plays The Phantom of the Opera 30th anniversary, Disney’s Newsies, and The Play that Goes Wrong, which were all excellent and highly recommended.   Back to the books, I did read fewer then most months but I read some great ones.

Four Star Reviews:

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher – This was my Nonfiction of the Month.  A memoir by the one and only Carrie Fisher.  I thought this book was honest and uncensored. About the life and struggle of a bipolar manic depressive.

Book Review: Vox by Christina Dalcher – Vox was an important read, a Science Fiction that looks at a society that is taken over by men who want women to not have a voice and be more subservient.  A device is attached that gives women shocks increasing in volume after they speak over 100 words.

Book Review: The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay – This is a horror novel that ask the question, If strangers showed up to your family vacation in a remote cabin, determined your family was the key to saving the world all you have to do is willingly sacrifice one member.

Book Review: The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson – This was by Nonfiction of the Month for September that I wrapped up in October. This book was super interesting and I was captivated about the bizarre nature of the crime. A 19 year old American Breaks in to the British Museum of Natural History to steal feathers.  The feathers are worth millions to a special set of collectors.

Book Review: Scooby Apocalypse Volume 3 by Keith Giffen – This Volume gets back to being more focused like the first Volume.  They fianally have the confrontation of the Scooby Gang vs. The Scrappy Gang that the authors have been teasing over the last volumes and it was epic.

Three Star Reviews:

Book Review: Scooby Apocalypse Volume 2 by Keith Giffen – This Volume dropped the ball a little and was unfocused on the main storyline.  There’s some good moments here and there, mainly Scrappy.

Not Finished Books:

The Dead Zone By Stephen King – is my Stephen King of the Month for October. I’m halfway through it and a little shocked how different the beginning is from the film and TV show.

Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff – This is an intense horror short stories about a group of African Americans friends and family in 1950’s that mixes Racism with supernatural horror.  I’m halfway through it and keep reading a short story in between each novel. The racism is pretty intense and need to take a break.


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