June 27, 2017
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Cloud Atlas – Duo Review

Someone, I forget who, said that it’s the job of the storyteller to hold a mirror up to the audience, and to use their story to give their audience a greater understanding of the human experience. I may not remember who said it, but I can guarantee that the three directors of Cloud Atlas, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, and Tom ... Read More »

A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

“Wow, RJ is writing a book review!?” I know, I know. It may seem out of character for me, but I do pick up a book every so often for some light reading. Again, I can hear what you’re thinking. “Umm, RJ, exactly how is Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time light reading?” You’re right, it’s not. However, it’s ... Read More »

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on the site, so what better way to get back in the swing of things than with a review of one of the most disturbing books I’ve ever read. A great book, don’t get me wrong, but definitely disturbing. In fact, it has been one of the most rewarding reads I’ve had in ... Read More »

Before Night Falls by Reinaldo Arenas

One day, I got a bug up my ass (Southern expression) to look up some decent gay memoirs to read on Amazon. Fortunately enough, my search lead me to a few, one being Before Night Falls by Reinaldo Arenas. The description mentioned something about Cuba, and I knew I was in love (for those of you who don’t know, RJ is Cuban). ... Read More »

The Meaning of Matthew by Judy Shepard

As you may remember, I recently finished reading The Meaning of Matthew by Judy Shepard, and it deserves to be mentioned. Before I start the post, however, let me go ahead and address a common misconception I run into: there is no relation between Matthew Shepard and myself. There are few books that can truly take me for an emotional roller ... Read More »

Something Like Summer by Jay Bell

Funny story how I came across this book: the author actually sent it to me as a gift, so first and foremost, thanks Jay! I’m honored that he would send me one of his many books as a gift. You can check out other novels by him at http://www.jaybellbooks.com/. However, even though he sent me the book himself, I’ll try ... Read More »

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