Index of Book Reviews...

Relentless

Though there is some familiar Koontz territory here, Relentless is a far cry from his earlier work. You'll find my review of "Intensity" pretty favorable, and in the past I've read novels such as "Lightning," "Whispers," "Strangers," "Watchers," "Tick Tock," "The Servants of Twilight" and many others, all engaging and entertaining in their own right, given the usual suspension of disbelief where required...

Dropping Fear

Dropping Fear is a unique yet familiar horror tale. The idea is quite different than any story I've ever read but elements of the plot rekindle fond memories of horror films I watched as a teen in the 80s. It has a mix of slasher-horror, comic-inspired action with a seemingly supernaturally charged larger-than-life villain, mad science and quirky humor...

Elephants on Acid

This is an interesting read to say the least. If you've ever wondered how far some fringe scientists have gone in the past this is the book to start with. Let me just say, you really won't believe some of the stuff you'll read here, but according to the author, Alex Boese, a graduate of Amherst College with a Master's Degree in the History of Science from the University of California, San Diego, it's all true...

Haunted Lakes

Finally! A Collection of great ghost tales, legends and lore presented as ghost tales, legends and lore! Frederick Stonehouse does not get cute and spooky! In Haunted Lakes and Haunted Lakes 2, Stonehouse presents these mysterious tales as a matter of history...

The Extraordinary Story of Human Origins

It's been years since I've even pondered this stuff, but recently I've been delving back into science, and this book provides an eye-opening, easy to understand look at evolution. This is the truth, what science knows about our history. We are genetically closer in relation to chimpanzees than a horse is to a zebra...

Hunting the American Werewolf

Linda S. Godfrey succeeds in uncovering more sightings and tales of Wisconsin's beloved Beast of Bray Road, one of now many apparent man-wolf creatures who have strayed from their original haunt in Walworth County. These strange man-beasts now seem to prowl the woods and swamps of neighboring states, including Michigan and Illinois; and Godfrey reveals historic incidents and encounters from many other places too, even outside of the US...

Cryptozoology A to Z

Cryptozoology A-Z — authored by reknowned Cryptozoologist Loren Coleman, and unexplained phenomenon researcher and writer Jerome Clark — does mention some completely mythological beings, but the existence of other creatures discussed is at least plausible, and there is some evidence to hint that some cryptids may represent animals truly unknown to science...

Monsters of the Northwoods

Bigfoot haunts the Adirondacks! They need to release this book on Kindle, I can't believe it's not in reprint. There are two reasons I am reviewing, and suggesting the Bigfoot book "Monsters of the Northwoods." One, it is a comprehensive examination of bigfoot sightings and reports of activity in the northeast United States, mostly the Adirondacks in New York State, with some documented sightings in Vermont...

The Beast of Bray Road: Tailing Wisconsins Werewolf

When I first heard of the Beast of Bray Road, well before reading Linda S. Godfrey's Beast of Bray Road book, I wondered what the heck this thing, or things, could be that people were seeing around Walworth, Jefferson and Racine Counties in Wisconsin...

Intensity

Originally published in 1995, Dean Koontz's Intensity had me hooked right from the beginning with an incredibly intriguing twist. It's like I was sitting there just minding my own business and then BANG we're off like a shot, racing at breathless speeds, panicked, in fear, in terror right along side the lead character...

Mysterious America: The Revised Edition

Mysterious America contains reviews and overviews of many sightings of mysterious, unexplainable creatures, and strange phenomena around the United States. It's a perfect resource for anyone interested in Forteana. Well written, with Loren's trademark light humor and forthrightness...

Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road

Neil Peart, talented drummer and lyricist for the Canadian rock band Rush, and his wife lost their 18 year old daughter in an auto accident in 1997. Almost a year to the day later, Neil lost his wife to cancer. Alone and struggling with grief, unsure whether he could continue on in life without them, Neil sets off on an amazing journey of rediscovery and healing...

The Masked Rider: Cycling in West Africa

The first travel journal by Neil Peart, famed drummer and lyricist for the legendary Canadian rock trio Rush. Masked Rider details Pearts adventurous and enlightening journey through west Africa, on a bicycle. Masked Rider story includes many colorful characters (the author for one), many laughs, many pitfalls, and a wonderful painting, with words, of the incredible beauty and often poverty of Africa...

Traveling Music: Soundtrack to my Life and Times

While each of Neil Peart's other books shed light on some personal aspects of his life which fans will find intruiging, his most recent "Traveling Music," turns out to be more autobiographical in the sense that the reader actually learns more about Neil through flash backs to his childhood, his early band days (including those early years with Rush), and his recent past, all the while enjoying a fun trip around the southwest United States in his BMW Z-8 listening to music that jogs those memories...