Pretty Girls

There are a few plot devices I’ve grown really tired of over the years.One is Our Hero Going Undercover. Another is Our Hero(es) Taken Hostage. Theone I dislike the most is Murdered Girls. I really don’t like watching - or reading about - women being terrorized by brutal men, especially when the Tense Music plays …

Maus (I & II)

  This is where I start walking through a field of eggs, ever, ever so careful where I put my feet. Because these two books are about The Holocaust, and based on the actual experiences of the author’s father, and how could I possibly be anything less than stunned by their achievement? I have no …