Movie Review: Alfred Hitchcock’s Saboteur

 Recently my wife and I went to watch the film Hitchcock which details the making of the movie Psycho.  The film was very good except for some clunky fantasy sequences, but the relevance to this post is that the movie reawakened my interest in… Continue Reading

Book Review: Death without Company by Craig Johnson

Death Without Company by Craig Johnson My rating: 4 of 5 stars My second trip into the adventures of Walt Longmire and the citizens of the fictional town of Durant Wyoming was even better than the first outing. Again the… Continue Reading

Book Review: The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson

The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson My rating: 4 of 5 stars I have to admit that I had never heard of Craig Johnson or Walt Longmire until the A&E television series. Once I watched the show though I couldn’t… Continue Reading

Book Review: Creole Belle by James Lee Burke

Creole Belle by James Lee Burke My rating: 3 of 5 stars I have been a fan of James Lee Burke for more than 20 years but have drifted away from his later novels for some reason. I recently discovered… Continue Reading

NBC’s Shockingly Bad Opening Ceremonies Coverage

My wife and I watched the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremonies on NBC taped delayed because NBC had exclusive North American rights to the broadcast and streaming of the content.  We were immediately dismayed as the commentators Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira started… Continue Reading

Book Review: The Redbreast by Jo Nesbø

The Redbreast by Jo Nesbø My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Redbreast was a suggestion in the Google Play store. I had never heard of this book or the author but I took a leap of faith after reading… Continue Reading

Book Review: The Litigators by John Grisham

The Litigators by John Grisham My rating: 3 of 5 stars As with almost all John Grisham novels the story flows well and the characters are alive and real to the reader. This book wanders along for a while before… Continue Reading

Book Review: The Lion’s Game by Nelson DeMille

The Lion’s Game by Nelson DeMille My rating: 3 of 5 stars There were parts of The Lion’s Game that I found quite compelling. I certainly like the lead character John Corey and the structure of the early novel with… Continue Reading

Book Review: “The Art of Intelligence” by Henry A Crumpton

The Art of Intelligence by Henry A. Crumpton My rating: 4 of 5 stars I became aware of Henry Crumpton in a 60 Minutes Interview a day before his book “The Art of Intelligence” was released. Marketing worked because I… Continue Reading

Book Review: Plum Island by Nelson DeMille

Plum Island by Nelson DeMille My rating: 4 of 5 stars While I had read several Nelson DeMille novels before and enjoyed them I had not read any of his John Corey novels until I read his short story “The… Continue Reading