Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Literally the Best Reviews: Shadow State

Shadow State - Frank Sennett
Crooked Lane Books
288 Pages

Thrillers that are written after grabbing attention from the headlines are always a lot of fun. When I first started reading thrillers, the United States was in a life or death struggle with the evil Soviet Union. Authors like Tom Clancy played on those fears and headlines to become a very successful writer. These days, the Soviet Union is only a memory, unless your name is Vladimir Putin. Instead, the thrillers ripped from the headlines are based on our own paranoia. Such is the case with Shadow State by Frank Sennett. Supposedly, this is the start of a new series. I sincerely hope it is.

Saturday, July 20, 2024

Shenanigans Episode 341: Allyn's Playing His Awkwordion

In this week's Shenanigans podcast, we talk about the upcoming Summer Sizzler a little bit, but mostly talk about the shows from back in the day. Somehow we get onto the subject the Arcade & Attica Railroad and some guy with a squeezebox. Allyn went kayaking at Glenwood Lake, but didn't take Cooper. Cooper was not happy about that! Camping stories abound. Doesn't baseball have the greatest collection of historic nicknames for players? Who remembers Sha Na Na? A list of parody movie titles makes a dirty appearance. As always, this podcast should be listen only with caution in public and at work. We are adult humor.

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Literally the Best Reviews: Quantum Radio

Quantum Radio -- A.G. Riddle
Head of Zeus -- Ad Astra Book
512 Pages

This is the second time that I’ve reviewed a book by A.G. Riddle. The last was Lost in Time. That was an amazing sci-fi thriller that kept me wanting more. So, when I saw another new book by Riddle at the Lockport Public Library, I knew that it was coming home with me. Quantum Radio sat in the pile of books for about a day before I decided to skip ahead in my reading schedule and take on this book. His last book was so good that I wanted to see if this new venture would be as fun. It was.