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Review: Fifty Shades of Grey

I ranted a while ago on my personal Facebook page about Fifty Shades of Grey. I noted that it wasn't the sex scenes, rape undertones, or flawed nuances of a BDSM relationship that bothered me after becoming aware and attempting (read: struggling and failing) to read the first book in the series. I know that I am probably in the minority on that front, since many have been up-in-arms over those things since the book debuted a few years ago and the discussion has only rekindled with the launch of the ... Continue Reading

Coming Soon: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

You know people like to suggest that the book is usually better than the movie interpretation of it? I don't think that is always the case. I enjoyed reading Fight Club as much as I enjoyed seeing the movie, and the same goes for Silence of the Lambs. It comes down to the overall abilities of the director to interpret a story from one medium to another, which isn't easy when you consider how much detail a book can offer versus a two hour long movie. It's an admirable talent. Maybe I didn't give ... Continue Reading

Review: Double Cross by James Patterson

Double Cross is James Patterson's 13th novel in the Alex Cross series. I can't remember if I read any of the others- I probably have, but it's been a while. Needless to say, I saw this for $1.00 when I went to a used book store last weekend and had to pick it up, along with Red Dragon, which is the only Thomas Harris book of the "Hannibal" series that I have not read. In Double Cross, Alex Cross, who retired from law enforcement and opened up a private psychiatry practice, finds himself up against ... Continue Reading