Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Worm Reads - Choosing To Be

Choosing To Be: Lessons in Living from a Feline Zen Master by Kat Tansey.
As a cat lover I have always known that cats were founts of wisdom whenever they chose to be. Kat Tansey and her personal budda-cat, Poohbear Degoonacoon (a Maine Coon) share the wisdom as a conversation throughout this book.

Chapter by chapter Poohbear doles out slivers of knowledge for those with a desire to learn and to find inner peace.

Choosing To Be truly is an entertaining read written with love and a nice dose of humor along the way. I found that I liked it best when I read one chapter at a time with a break in between, sometimes of a week or more. The conversation was just as fresh when I came back as it was when I left.

Do yourself (and your cats) a favor, pick up Choosing To Be by Kat Tansey today and read it for a long time.

The Worm reads - The Uninvited

The Uninvited by Tim Wynne-Jones is a most excellent read. It is well written with full characters and rich dialogue.

Two people looking for peace and solitude find each other at a house on the snye (look it up, I had too!), but there is something else, someone else about. Or is there?

The Uninvited will grab you by the back of your mind and leave you with goosebumps of unconscious dread. All the while teaching, revealing how people, even family interact and react to one another and their environment.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Just the facts.

Via some unknown stupidity, a random act of idiocy, I managed to delete my site and lost all information, including reviews on it. So if you notice that some reviews have similar dates, it is because I am reposting as I can.
In between bouts of self-flagellation that is.
Please be patient with me as I get all my past reviews back up and get caught up on my current ones as well.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Crooked Little Vein

Crooked Little Vein is the title of the latest (and greatest) creation of Warren Ellis.
This has to be, hands down, the funniest novel I've read in some time. After reading his comic books for years, I had often wished he would write a novel and this is why. The sharp wit and dry humor will leave you gasping for air and your jaws aching from laughing so much.

Our protagonist is a PI named Michael McGill and is a bit of a stereotype. The guy sleeping in his office, wearing yesterdays shirts and wondering if he'll be able to pay the rent of have to sneak out of town.

Just he is wondering about this (and if his shirt is too yellowed to wear another day) he gets a visitor like no other. And no, it's not a beautiful bombshell, but rather a very strange little man making him an offer he can't refuse.

Michael is hired to find the 2nd (and very secret) Constitution. The so-called 'real' one.

So he's off and running. Unfortunately, Michael has a talent for falling into the worst sort of situations. Things just go bad around him and getting this job is only the smallest part of how bad things are going to get.

If you like mysteries, humor and very strange events, this is the book for you. In fact, you should buy it even if those aren't your things. Crooked Little Vein will convert you. Buy 2 copies and give one away. Afflict someone else with the writings of warren Ellis!