I love movies almost as much as I love books, and when a great book is made into a film, all the better, even if these adaptations rarely elevate the material, with a few exceptions. I thought The Hours (click to read review), Where the Wild Things Are, Remains of the Day, The Silence of the…Details
This week I decided to reread a couple older books along with my pop culture book pick of the moment, Neighborhood Watch by Cammie McGovern. This page-turner, a meditative glimpse of a suburban neighborhood beset by tragic circumstances, tries to dig beneath the surface of guilt and innocence and finally reveals how both can warp…Details
Here is the second half of my Wickaninnish Inn experience . . . Covering The Wick’s restaurant, The Pointe, which has the knockout view . . . The Pointe Restaurant overlooks the ocean and the crescent beach – a great surfing spot – where eagles land and entertain diners on the rocks below, fishing .…Details
The early July vacation really soothed the soul. On Chesterman Beach . . . The Spot for surfing in Tofino . . . A place I’d love to return to . . . I first heard of The Wickaninnish Inn when my longtime friends, Martin and Dale, traveled there during the winter for storm-watching season.…Details
So, one of the most influential writers of the 1960s passed away early this month at the age of 77, and I remember Theodore Roszak for more than his most famous book. I first heard of Theodore Roszak when I picked up a mass market edition of his novel, Flicker, a book about film,…Details
Zippy is out with the robin redbreasts as the cherry and pear trees bloom – I swear he’s looking at one right now 😉 Jo Nesbø’s The Redbreast So much reading and so little time, that’s what I’ve been told, and I’ve been reading a lot of old and new books. I stayed up late…Details
It’s time for another great summer read, but first here’s Zippy crossing his own bridge to Treasure Island. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton In the past two weeks I read six of John Sandford’s Prey novels, and travelled every step of the way into the dark corners with his main character, Lucas Davenport, from Hidden…Details
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