Thursday, July 28, 2011

Did you like the movie Rango?

My family and I watched the movie Rango today. We all enjoyed the film, and I thought it was unique and hilarious. Of course, if you enjoyed Rango you will also enjoy Bloated Goat Both stories are full of wacky characters and off-the-wall humor, sometimes pushing the envelope as a children's black comedy. Seeing Rango's beautiful animation made me pine for a day when Bloated Goat will get the same treatment. It would be amazing to see Cocky Doodle, Granny Hammy, Crazy Ned, Maxine, and all the others up on the big screen in all their dysfunctional glory. Any producers out there interested?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Jack Reacher - Super Hero Extraordinaire

I finished another great Jack Reacher book the other day. Lee Child, the author, really knows how to put together an interesting, believable plot for his (super) hero Jack Reacher to get tangled up in. Nothing to Lose is the 12th book in the series and doesn't fail to entertain. This time Reacher gets involved in a small Colorado town that goes to great lengths to hide their mysterious business and church dealings. Of course, they make the mistake of kicking Reacher out of town which is probably the worst thing they could have done.

I can't wait to read the next book, and luckily, there are a few more before I get caught up.  Child is releasing book 16 later this year.

Jack Reacher is an everyman's hero. He is like a human Superman, if that makes sense. If you haven't heard about Reacher yet, then you need to start. They are perfect for anyone who loves action, adventure, and mystery with several strategic punches thrown in. Definitely start with the first book, Killing Floor'll be hooked on Reacher for life.

You can learn much more at Lee Child's website.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Videogame Book Review

I recently finished a book called All Your Base Are Belong to Us written by Harold Goldberg. It is an interesting look at how the videogame industry has gone through various growing pains and technological changes to become the monster money maker it is today. I thoroughly enjoyed the inside stories from people and companies who were directly involved with the iconic games and systems we all know and love. The writing was easy to follow and the stories and quotes were entertaining. The author does a good job of pulling material from reliable sources and first person accounts. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys videogames and wants to know more about the history of their favorite companies, games, and systems.