Book Review: “Leviathan Wakes” by James S. A. Corey

After ardent recommendations from several friends, I finally read Leviathan Wakes. The initial impression validated all the praise, enthralling me with parallel storylines from two distinct perspectives. Joe Miller, a detective on the crime-riddled Ceres outpost, gets assigned a missing persons case that’s more complex than it seems. His early chapters read like Raymond Chandler … Continue reading Book Review: “Leviathan Wakes” by James S. A. Corey

Recent Reads: “Way Station” and “The Forever War”

Even without reading them in succession as I did, a lot of similarities emerge between Clifford D. Simak's Way Station (1964) and Joe Haldeman's The Forever War (1974), two classic science fiction novels published a decade apart. From humble beginnings, both ascended to the classic sci-fi cannon. Although they sometimes lack drama, they cultivate enough empathy … Continue reading Recent Reads: “Way Station” and “The Forever War”

Recent Reads: “The Radium Girls” by Kate Moore

I owe the discovery to The Radium Girls to book blogger Sarah at The Critiquing Chemist (if you haven't had the pleasure of her pithy literary analysis, I recommend visiting her site).  She reviewed the book back in August and its subject--like most unusual historical episodes--immediately piqued my interest. A providential Amazon sale had the title … Continue reading Recent Reads: “The Radium Girls” by Kate Moore