A Review of Unseen Academicals

Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett My rating: 3 of 5 stars It pains me to give a Discworld novel a less than stellar rating, but I found this one lacking in some way. It started out promisingly -- the wizards at Unseen University find that in order to keep a sizable endowment, they must play …

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New Ray’s Road Review

It's spring and that means the Spring 2015 issue of Ray's Road Review has been published today. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and photography. Check it out! http://raysroadreview.com Of course, since I'm the poetry editor, I have to acknowledge the poets in this issue. They include Lyn Lifshin, Robert Joe Stout, Terry Savoie, Alan Catlin, Richard Fein, …

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A Review of Don’t Call Me Goon

Don't Call Me Goon: Hockey's Greatest Enforcers, Gunslingers, and Bad Boys by Greg Oliver My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book is about hockey enforcers and their fights. It goes back to the early years of the early twentieth century and highlights many, many players. Let me tell you, for those of you who …

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A Review of Dealers of Lightning

Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age by Michael A. Hiltzik My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’ve heard of Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center) for years now and of its importance, but this book really drove home just what a critical place PARC was for the development of …

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