Monthly Archives: February 2016

Short Story Sunday: Flowers for Algernon

Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes

When this science fiction masterpiece about a mentally disabled man undergoing an intelligence experiment

Flowers for Algernon

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DARK DISCUSSIONS faces THE REVENANT

The Revenant Movie Poster

The Leonardo DiCaprio vehicle The Revenant has gotten a lot of buzz—but is it actually any good?

There were a lot of varying opinions regarding this on the most recent episode of Dark Discussions, which is up now: http://www.darkdiscussions.com/Pages/podcast_216.html.

My late father was extremely interested in the Mountain Men and this period in American History spawned by the explorations of Lewis and Clark, so I went into this film with a little bit of knowledge – mostly, though, about keelboats and beaver conservation, to be honest. I’ve chosen what I’d consider reputable resources in case you’d like to know Read the rest of this entry

VISIT SUNNY CHERNOBYL: Vivid, entertaining, witty

 

Visit Sunny Chernobyl Cover

Visit Sunny Chernobyl, by Andrew Blackwell/320 pages/Rodale Books, 2013

Visit Sunny Chernobyl isn’t what I expected. This vividly-written, highly entertaining, and occasionally witty narrative is not a rant about the dirtiest places in our world and how we’ve destroyed (or are destroying) our environment, but rather an exploration of the dirtiest places of our world and what it’s like to be there, live there, and breathe there. This isn’t a book that passes judgment; this is a book that lets you see things through Blackwell’s eyes and make up your own mind.

For those of us who like to armchair travel, Read the rest of this entry

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