“Timon of Athens,” from The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, by W. Shakespeare

This one was a tricky one to read, and took me a couple tries to really get, if only because there was so much dialogue and so many contrary moments. I'd also never heard of this play, so I didn't have a basis to fall back on and get a gist. I think this is … Continue reading “Timon of Athens,” from The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, by W. Shakespeare

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, by you-know-who

My Copy: 9780760768617 (image from abebooks.com) I was about to take it easy this pouring-down-rain 4th of July with a book written by a famous Canadian, but put it down in favor of a book written by one of the first Americans. THE American, as far as the rest of the world was concerned. It's … Continue reading The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, by you-know-who

Starship Troopers, by Robert A. Heinlein

My copy: 9780441783588 Well, I'm not going to bother with a description of how different the book is from the 90s film (hint: a lot!). But on its own, just reading it for what it was, I found it a bit surprising and enjoyable. I haven't read Mr. Heinlein's other works yet, so I can't lend … Continue reading Starship Troopers, by Robert A. Heinlein

3001: The Final Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke

My copy: 9780345423498 Ah, at last we come to the end of the Odyssey saga, 1000 years after the start, and I'm not totally sure what to say about this one. It has a completely different feel than the other books, and it could be because of more than it's focus. The book is about Frank … Continue reading 3001: The Final Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke

Now it Can Be Told, by Philip Gibbs

First, an explanation: I don't remember exactly where I got my copy, but I know why. I heard of this book from Dan Carlin's Hardcore History podcast ("Blueprint for Armageddon," a six-part audio podcast that goes for roughly 14 hours--fantastic). After listening to every episode--twice--I decided I had to get this book, broke-ness be damned. So I ended up … Continue reading Now it Can Be Told, by Philip Gibbs

2061: Odyssey Three, by Arthur C. Clarke

My copy: 9780345358790 Well, the world of "2001" is back with it's third installment, which I hadn't heard of until I watched an awesome series I downloaded called "Prophets of Science Fiction" and got to learn more about Arthur C. Clarke. (the series is downloadable from Amazon.com and iTunes, and made me expand my sci-fi horizons … Continue reading 2061: Odyssey Three, by Arthur C. Clarke

2010: Odyssey Two, by Arthur C. Clarke

My copy: 9780345303066 Now, I already reviewed the book "2001: A Space Odyssey" last month, so if you've read the book yourself, I'll make sure to let you know some of the oddities and confusion that might stem from reading this book...especially if you haven't seen the film. I saw the film "2010" probably a dozen … Continue reading 2010: Odyssey Two, by Arthur C. Clarke