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. Dracula                                                            Bram Stoker The Hound of the Baskervilles                      Arthur Conan Doyle A Princess of Mars/Tarzan of the Apes          Edgar Rice Burroughs Hunchback of Notre Dame                             Victor Hugo Interpretation of Dreams                                 Sigmund Freud            The Big Sleep                                                  Raymond Chandler The Martian Chronicles                                  Ray Bradbury Psycho                                                             Robert Bloch The Lord of the Rings                                     J.R.R. Tolkien The Grapes of Wrath/Cannery Row               John Steinbeck For Whom the Bell Tolls                                Ernest Hemingway Nineteen Eight-Four                   

Some of my favorite films

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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. O

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