Interesting Take on Twentieth Century in Paul Johnson’s Modern Times

Uniting Critical and Historical Consciousness in a Single Space Paul Johnson’s undertaking in writing Modern Times is no easy feat. Think about it, consolidating the history (since the First World War) of all major countries and every continent into a single, coherent book must have been a colossal task. And Johnson managed to pull it…

A Review of Michael Crichton’s Rising Sun

Rising Sun by Michael Crichton Is Controversial for Good Reason From the very first page, Rising Sun sets a relatively fast pace that continues throughout the book. The narrative rapidly spins through a winding maze of plot twists about industrial conflict over American technology. It starts with a huge party where a young woman is…

Philip Pullman Does a Great Job on Grimm Tales For Young And Old

Reinventing the Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm Fairy tales ought to be spellbinding, magical, and should always have a touch of darkness thrown in for good measure. In Grimm Tales for Young and Old, Philip Pullman carefully selects 50 of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales ranging from classic feel-good fables to obscure stories and…

The Winter Queen by Boris Akunin Makes for a Thrilling Mystery

The Winter Queen Is Both Strange and Enticing Boris Akunin’s The Winter Queen is a thrilling mystery set in 1876. From the very start of the book, readers are guaranteed to be engrossed in the evolving characters, setting, and story. Akunin’s clever writing style creates a potent atmosphere and transports readers back in time and…

The Prime Ministers by Yehuda Avner Makes for a Fascinating Read

The Prime Ministers Is Vital to Anyone Interested in History and the Middle East The Prime Ministers offers an intimate look into the diplomacy and politics of the founding years of the State of Israel. It is a must-read for anyone interested in modern history and particularly in the Middle East. Who Was Yehuda Avner?…

Politika – Tom Clancy

Read more about the plot and writing of Politika by Tom Clancy, a fast-paced political thriller published in 1997 involving Russia and terrorism on the US.