Obscure Nonfiction Reviews "Einstein's Cosmos"
So we’re shaking things up today, I know, the third review, already shaking things up? Almost like you don’t have a plan, Kevin. I just want you to know dear internet strangers, I don’t have a plan. It’s pretending to have a plan until genius strikes, maybe, definitely.
Obscure Non-Spoiler Reviews "Agincourt"
Today we’re talking about Agincourt, a historical fiction by Bernard Cornwell, where people kill each other for no better reason than their collective belief that they think God wants them to do so. Thankfully, that shit doesn’t happen anymore today. It was an actual battle you can learn about in English history. In fact, it’s the big battle Henry the Fifth is often remembered for by not just the bard himself, but by anyone who calls themselves an Anglophile—which is a creepy word. I think because it has “phile” in it, and pedophile has really ruined that suffix for everything else.
Obscure Non-Spoiler Reviews “14″
What I love about this book: It’s neo-Lovecraftian horror that somehow manages to feel very light, like an episode of friends that takes an unexpected hardcore turn into Cthulu-Ville. I also love its ensemble cast of characters who are all compelling in their own ways. Finally, and the biggest reason I love this book, I’m enchanted by the vocal talents of its narrator, Ray Porter, for the audiobook edition—yes, I’m one of those.
It Took Them
Maria didn’t like the thing with silver eyes. It wore mirrored aviator sunglasses most of the time to obscure them, but Maria had seen them anyway. Those eyes glowed in the dark, and they were shaped wrong—more like a cat’s eyes. The other survivors called it Lauren, but that was a girl’s name—a person’s name. Maria didn’t trust Lauren and didn’t want to be anywhere near it, but she couldn’t stop staring in its direction. Troubled, Maria rubbed her heart-shaped locket nervously.