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The Bat and Bleak House

Bleak House by Charles Dickens This year we read our first Dickens story since high school, Bleak House. As a teenager we thoroughly dreaded Dickens. We despised Great Expectations and couldn’t wait to finish reading and discussing it. Our approach… Read More ›

The Darker Side of Dynamite

Dynamite Entertainment is an American comic book company that primarily publishes licensed franchises of adaptations of other media from Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan and John Carter to western stories of the Lone Ranger and Zorro. Over the past few years… Read More ›

Literary, Bond

The immortal British Film Spy, James Bond, started life as a character in Ian Fleming’s series of Bond novels. After Fleming’s death others tried to fill his shoes in authorized novels. But It wasn’t until 1996 when American Raymond Benson… Read More ›

Heart-Shaped Box

We just finished a great book Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill. This story has something for everybody – romance, horror, suspense, mystery. The tale centers on Jude Coyne, an aging goth rock star with a troubled past and a stream… Read More ›

Never Say Where

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman Gaiman introduces a whole new context for the term ‘London Underground‘ with his book Neverwhere.  The story is set in the tunnels and sewers below the London.  The book opens with Richard, a lawyer just beginning… Read More ›

Great Literary Moments

The HamWeg Blog has many great book reviews in our Card Catalog— we would like to present our most popular Literary Moments: • Keep on truckin’ Volkswagon Blues is a francophone version of an updated On the Road and I… Read More ›

Between the Assassinations

Between the Assassinations by Aravind Adiga Between the Assassinations was an excellent book of short stories detailing life in the fictional town of Kittur, India. Each chapter focuses on a different set of characters with a different set of religion, caste,… Read More ›

Hunger Games Trilogy

Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games was an excellent story following our young heroine Katniss Everdeen. In book one, Katniss is brave and noble. Stepping up to take the place of her younger sister Katniss volunteers for… Read More ›