Book Reviews

Prospero’s Children by Jan Siegel Book Review

I started this book with really, really low expectations. It’s been a while since I’ve read anything of value so I was thinking that a teen book, YA section will probably keep my interest for an hour or so before I went out and then I can pick it up later and leisurely continue reading it without bothering too much about it.

But then, as I started reading, I had to double-back to specific sentences, paragraphs and then I got my pen out. I loved this.

…most legends germinate from a seed of truth and feed on the imagination of Man. We need our demons: they are symbols, overblown maybe, often exaggerated, but effective. They offer simple confrontations between Good and Evil. War, famine, and pestilence are much less straightforward.

This is the first book I’ve picked up in about 3 years about time travel and multi-verse and the lost city of Atlantis. (The last book being Hearts in Atlantis which had more to do with the Dark Tower than any lost civilization and lands).


Book Reviews Stephen King

Stephen King * Storm of the Century

We don’t get in trouble, we’re in trouble

If you like Stephen King, then you surely must have seen a 1999 TV mini-series called “Storm of the Century”. I was never able to get the book but I was happy enough to have re-watched it recently and I must say it has aged well in the horror section.

The good is an illusion. Little fables folks tell themselves so they can get through their days without screaming too much.