A Review of Total Penguins

Total Penguins: The Definitive Encyclopedia of the Pittsburgh Penguins by Rick Buker My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book is without doubt the most comprehensive, well researched, exhaustive, thorough resource on any subject I have every encountered in my life, in this case, the Pittsburgh Penguins. It's most impressive. Admittedly, it's for a niche …

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A Review of Courageous

Courageous by Jack Campbell My rating: 3 of 5 stars Courageous, Jack Campbell’s third book in his Lost Fleet series, is decent, but not great. It’s more of the same with a few new wrinkles thrown in to make it interesting enough for you to buy the next one in the series and keep reading. …

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Last Issue of RRR

It's the first day of spring and that means the Spring 2016 issue of Ray's Road Review has been published. Please feel free to drop by and read some fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Additionally, we're going on indefinite hiatus, which makes us a bit sad. My severely poor health makes it no longer possible for …

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A Review of Crusade

Crusade by David Weber My rating: 5 of 5 stars Crusade, written in 1992, years before the Honor and Safehold series’, is David Weber doing what Weber does best. There are tons of excellent space battles which, after all, is his very best skill and talent. There are religious zealots, in this case, human-related aliens, …

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A Review of Fearless

Fearless by Jack Campbell My rating: 4 of 5 stars Fearless is the second book in Jack Campbell’s Lost Fleet series about Captain Jack Geary who has been revived and recovered from 100 years of cyrosleep just in time to try to save the Alliance fleet from total annihilation by the evil Syndics. The first …

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Go a Few Rounds With Your Brain’s Nerves: Welcome to TN Type2 Hell!

Okay. Update. This post is largely in response to a request from a reader. As many of you might remember, I have Trigeminal Neuralgia. For those of you unfamiliar with it, it's a neuropathic disease which affects the trigeminal nerve, the largest nerve in the brain, causing unbelievable head and facial pain. Most scientists, doctors, …

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A Review of Dauntless

Dauntless by Jack Campbell My rating: 3 of 5 stars Interesting first book to a new series. Dauntless is about one John “Black Jack” Geary, a commander of a small fleet escorting an Alliance convoy attacked by Syndicate ships, and holding them off, allowing the convoy to escape as his ship is destroyed and he …

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