Category Archives: Book review

From Page to Projector: ‘The Killer Angels’ / ‘Gettysburg’

The Battle of Gettysburg took place 151 years ago this month, the bloodiest battle ever fought on U.S. soil. The events of those three days changed the tide of the Civil War and contained several fascinating stories from both the … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘I, Robot’

Classic science-fiction is one of those strange genres of literature that seem to lend well to film adaptations in their imaginative look at the future and what may lie ahead for the human race. However, it is easy for movie-makers … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4

HBO’s popular fantasy series “Game of Thrones,” based on George R.R. Martin’s continuing book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” concluded its fourth season last week. The third book, “A Storm of Swords,” was split between seasons 3 and … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘The Fault In Our Stars’

Young-adult novel adaptations are hardly anything new in recent years, but unlike the vast majority of installations in the genre, the one sitting atop the box office as of the publication of this review is neither fantasy nor dystopian. “The … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

I love superhero movies. The “Avengers” movies, the bevy of Batman films, the Spider-Man franchise (both of them!) — the genre is filled with exciting, engaging and occasionally thought-provoking films. One of the first big modern superhero franchises was Marvel’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘The Divorce Papers’ by Susan Rieger

“Marriage is a counter-cultural act in a throwaway society.” —Dr. William H. Doherty, noted marriage scholar and therapist  Researchers estimate that 40-50% of all first marriages end in divorce.  Even more disheartening is that 60% of second marriages end in … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘Little Failure’ by Gary Shteyngart

It took me some time with this one. I don’t know what my barrier was to Gary Shteyngart’s memoir “Little Failure.” It has everything I love – humor, an almost unbelievable coming of age tale involving immigrant parents and the … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘Heaven Is For Real’

Christian movies seem to be all the rage these days. “Son of God” kicked off the faith-based fervor of 2014, followed closely by the cinematic spectacle “Noah” and the modern-day “God’s Not Dead.” This weekend sees another film added to … Continue reading

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Kids’ review: “The Story of Solomon Screech Owl” by Beth Lancione

In the mountain of books Stacia and I receive for review, we get a handful of children’s books. I gave one of the books, “The Story of Solomon Screech Owl,” to co-worker Matt Anderson to take home and read to … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘Beautiful Ruins’ by Jess Walter

I read seasonally.  In the summer, I tend to love books that make me laugh out loud, love stories with sappy endings, and memoirs that show hopefulness in the face of hopelessness.  In the winter I read heavy books that … Continue reading

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