books, TV

Nemesis Games by James S. A. Corey

Leviathan Wakes

Caliban’s War

Abaddon’s Gate

Cibola Burn

Nemesis Games (2015) is the 5th book in their The Expanse series.

The best, so far, I’d say. (None of the book titles, however, make much sense to me.)

A simpler plot. Our 4 heroes go their separate ways while the Rocinante is down for long-term maintenance.

I new and engaging BAD GUY.

The Expanse TV series is better. Season 5 is based on this book.

Click PLAY or watch the trailer on YouTube.

It’s a PAIN having to wait a week between episodes. Season 6 will be the last.

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books

Falling Glass by Adrian McKinty

Audible selected Falling Glass as a Best Mystery or Thriller of 2011.

It is very good.

But the highlight for me is the reader Gerard Doyle. Irish accents are easy on the ears.

And McKinty is one of my favourite authors these days.

Richard Coulter is a man who has everything. …

But then, for some reason, his ex-wife Rachel doesn’t keep her side of the custody agreement and vanishes off the face of the earth with Richard’s two daughters.

Richard hires Killian, a formidable ex-enforcer for the IRA, to track her down before Rachel, a recovering drug addict, harms herself or the girls.

As Killian follows Rachel’s trail, he begins to see that there is a lot more to this case than first meets the eye and that a 30-year-old secret is going to put all of them in terrible danger.

books, movies

The Glass Castle by by Jeannette Walls

Fantastic. I recommend this book to everyone.

The Glass Castle is a 2005 memoir by Jeannette Walls.

The book recounts the unconventional, poverty-stricken upbringing Jeannette and her siblings had at the hands of their deeply dysfunctional parents.

The title refers to her father’s long held intention of building his dream house, a glass castle.

Sounds like I don’t need bother see the film.

I can see Woody Harrelson in the role of the father. A charismatic loser.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

TV

Limitless – season 1

Limitless is an American comedy-drama television series (2015) based on the 2011 film of the same name,

It stars Jake McDorman as Brian Finch, burnout and struggling musician, who discovers the power of a mysterious nootropic drug by the name of NZT-48.

This drug unlocks the full potential of the human brain and gives its user enhanced mental faculties.

Though it only lasted one season, I thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Very funny. And great special effects.

Bradley Cooper has a small role, so he must have thought it had potential.

To tell the truth, it was Jennifer Carpenter who I likde best.

I watched all 8 seasons of Dexter. Jennifer played the serial killer’s sister. And later married him in real life.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

ethics, GOP USA, government, health & fitness, things getting worse

$5 trillion COVID relief mostly gone to the RICH

American taxpayers are throwing around money like drunken sailers.

WHY have the outcomes been so lousy?

Just 400 wealthy families provide about half the funding for presidential campaigns, and they speedball their influence through think tanks, legal advocacy groups, and friendly media.

Rupert Murdoch, the Mercer family, Michael Bloomberg, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jeff Bezos all shape our views and influence national policy.  …

… $3 trillion in new money and historically low interest rates have been the nitro and the glycerin, respectively, of the stock market’s ascent.

The dirty secret is that there are two pandemics. While a quarter of America is food insecure and behind on rent, the shareholder class has experienced an explosion in net worth …

Professor Galloway
books

Full Metal Jack by Diane Capri

Many — like me — are frustrated that we’ve read all the Jack Reacher books written by Lee Child.

At a cocktail party in New York in 2009, Lee and author Diane Capri discussed a great question: Where is Jack Reacher? 

With Lee’s blessing, Capri began writing a series of “Hunt For Reacher” books. This one is #13.

FBI Special Agent Kim Otto is tasked with finding the ever elusive wandering Jack Reacher.

Though not as good as the Lee Child books, Full Metal Jack kept me going.

I do recommend it for Jack Reacher fans.

humour, TV

Superstore – seasons 1 & 2

Love it.

What a genius concept. Making fun of stores like Walmart and Target. 😀

I’m definitely going to keep watching.

My favourite character by far is Canadian comedian Lauren Ash who plays Dina Fox.

Excellent too is comedian, actor, writer, and producer Colton Dunn as Garrett McNeil, a vet who’s in a wheelchair.

Sandra is pretty fantastic too.

… and Brett. Brett steals every scene.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.