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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Book Review 'Stardrift (Nail Down the Stars)'ByJohn Morressy

'Stardrift' or 'Nail Down the Stars' by John Morressy is a cold war fiction novel about an orphan who runs off and joins the circus. He changes his name at every landfall to hide from the men who killed his parents.
This is a book about the loss of human knowledge and the fear of nuclear war. We are left with the questions of 'what happened to the earth?' and 'What will become of humanity?' This is a haunting story of misinformation and fear as much as it is a bleak view of the human animal.
I have to say I liked this book but still understand why it wasn't very popular.

Who should read this book: Sci Fi geeks. 

Books Read 25 of 5,000

Pages 189

Total Pages Read for 'The 5,000 Project' 6,035

Sunday, June 26, 2016

That's Just Looks Wrong

When I was a young fellow, eight or nine, I had issues with stomach flue. I came to school once and vomited Captain Crunch. This fellow thought it was Barbie Cereal and never let me forget it. That phallic drawing at the bottom is supposed to be me tossing my breakfast.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Still All Thespians

I remember this fellow and what he's talking about. 'Clone' really? I never smoked pot or drank in high school and this fellow did both. Well I was a square and he got around.  

Thursday, June 16, 2016


Back in high school folks told me that I never smiled. They still say that to day and with good reason. I often have to smile by holding a pen in my teeth. I read somewhere that it's good for the brain to smile. Get's it more blood.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Book Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by B. B. Hiller

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' by B. B. Hiller is a faithful if dull adaptation of the 1990 film. I think the story was rushed and dumbed-down for a younger audience than even the film had been made for.
This is an origin story for the Turtles and their Master Splinter. Sadly, it is even less believable than the story aired in the 1987 cartoon. This version started splinter off as a rat rather than a human which makes his abilities somewhat hard to believe.   

Slap on the poor writing and you have yourself a book that only fans of the film can really get much out of.

Who should read this book? Fans of the film.

Books Read 24 of 5,000

Pages 92

Total Pages Read for  'The 5,000 Project' 5,846

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Getting Used to Richard

After more than ten years It's hard for me to put a face to the name in this book. I guess if I looked through it I could find the writer of this note. Well, the world has not come to know me. Broken lives and shattered dreams.

Richard Leland Neal

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Robocop(Novel) By Ed Naha Review

'Robocop' by Ed Naha is the novelization of the 1987 film of the same name. I would speculate that it brings you closer to the world of the film's authors, Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner, giving a more complete world for the story to take place in.

The Moon colonies, and changes in technology are displayed and Robocop adopts a dog. 

Overall there is very little to this book but that doesn't make it bad. I found it entertaining for someone who wants more of the story of the lawman cyborg. 

This is a world extending further than just the battle worn streets of Detroit. It permits us to see the lost friends and hard times of the police officers that was just talked about in the film. You get a closer look at Robocop himself and the story that takes place in his mettle covered head.

Who should read this book? Those who love books and Robocop.

Books Read 23 of 5,000

Pages 189

Total Pages Read for 'The 5,000 Project': 5,754 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Calm Down

So, this is an old signature from my 1996 high school yearbook. Even at 16 I had my head on tight.