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Review of Skoll's Diary by Sean C. Wright

What a terrific, compelling read! Skoll’s Diary is a real page turner that I read in 2 days. A lot of fun, excitement, and suspense as Sean C. Wright weaves a new world and societal structure with strange locales, exotic plants, and animals. But then the tale takes a serious turn and asks questions of what one is willing to exchange in order to survive, and issues of personal sacrifice. The characters are rich and dimensional their personalities resonating in a very real and powerful way.
It’s extremely well written with great pace, excitement, and drama, especially in its denouement. This is an easy 5 stars.


As promised, and in no particular order, are some of the books I’ve read and reread. All of these have inspired me in one way or another.
DraculaBram Stoker The Hound of the Baskervilles Arthur Conan Doyle A Princess of Mars/Tarzan of the ApesEdgar Rice Burroughs Hunchback of Notre DameVictor Hugo Interpretation of DreamsSigmund Freud The Big SleepRaymond Chandler The Martian ChroniclesRay Bradbury PsychoRobert Bloch The Lord of the RingsJ.R.R. Tolkien The Grapes of Wrath/Cannery RowJohn Steinbeck For Whom the Bell TollsErnest Hemingway Nineteen Eight-FourGeorge Orwell FrankensteinMary Shelly Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut Jr. In Cold BloodTruman Capote Atlas ShruggedAyn Rand Flowers for AlgernonDaniel Keyes The GodfatherMario Puzo LolitaVladimir Nabokov Catch-22Joseph Heller The RoadCormac McCarthy The Call of the WildJack London Jurassic ParkMichael Crichton TrainspottingIrvine Welsh
What are some of your favorite books?

Some of my favorite films

What I would do in a zombie Apocalypse?

I've thought a lot about the looming zombie apocalypse. Really. When half-rotten (or in some cases, fully rotten) corpses reanimate and feast on the living, what the hell would I do? How would I defend our home? More importantly, how would I defend my family?

I've recently concluded a very thorough analysis of my current planning, and it seems my defensive strategies aren't very good. To be a little more precise, they stink on ice.
So I decided that I needed advice. Then it dawned on me. Who would know more about killing zombies than screenwriters? With that in mind, I popped some popcorn and downloaded several of the best zombie movies of all time.
Sadly, the results were not very encouraging.
SPOILER ALERT – If you haven't seen these movies I sort of give away the endings.
I could stay and defend my family like in Night of the Living Dead (1968) – Unfortunately, the movie ends with photos of the hero being dumped on a pile of burning bodies.
Okay, maybe holing up in a…

The Book Quarry: H.L. LeRoy's Pooled Blood ☆Review☆

The Book Quarry: H.L. LeRoy's Pooled Blood ☆Review☆:     Pooled Blood Series: A LT. Jack Daniels/Jillian Varela Mystery  ( A loosely tied together series. But any of the stories ...

Dante Eternal's Virtual Bookshelf: One Eight Seven by: H.L. LeRoy w/ Review

Dante Eternal's Virtual Bookshelf: One Eight Seven by: H.L. LeRoy w/ Review: Title: One Eight Seven Author: H.L. LeRoy Series: A LT. Jack Daniels/Jillian Varela Mystery ( A loosely tied together series. But...

Waceland - a review

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WACELAND
Coyote, a teenage girl in a post-apocalyptic landscape, must save her little sister by crossing a desert to reach the fabled town of Midian, all while being hunted by a pack of bloodthirsty mercenaries and outlaws.

But is Midian harbouring even darker secrets than the moonlit dunes of the Akchain Territory? Through her barbaric journey, Coyote must find the strength within to keep her humanity without losing her life.

It's violent. It's mad. It's Waceland. -Blurb from Amazon.com Review: Coyote Singh has a knack. In the post-apocalyptic ruins of Waceland, she can find the artifacts and weapons that bring a little money and a certain measure of respect. All that's fine, but her mind is focused on getting out of Bone Town and to the mythical city of Midian where they might be able to heal her dying sister, Anika. That is, if Midian exists.

But Coyote Singh has a knack and with it, she'd find the city or die trying.
Waceland is a tightly written, imaginative novel …