Books and Stories: or, How I’m Doing with My September TBR List

Well, it’s noontime here in my small corner of Florida, and it’s yet another hot-as-hell late summer day on this Saturday, September 19, 2020. Outside, it’s 85 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius) under sunny skies, but with 73% humidity and a 5 MPH breeze blowing from the east-northeast, it feels like 94 degrees Fahrenheit (35Continue reading “Books and Stories: or, How I’m Doing with My September TBR List”

Sunday Thoughts & Musings, August 16, 2020

Hi, there! Well, it’s late morning as I sit here at my writing desk; by the time I hit publish, though, it will be past noon. It’s a hot day, too; the temperature outside is 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius) under mostly sunny skies. With humidity at a soggy 71% and a southwesterly breezeContinue reading “Sunday Thoughts & Musings, August 16, 2020”

TV Series Review: ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan – Season Two’

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan – Season Two (2019) Based On: Characters created by Tom Clancy Created for Television by: Carlton Cruise and Graham Roland Starring: John Krasinski, Wendell Pierce, Noomi Rapace, Jordi Mollà, Cristina Umaña, Francisco Denis, John Hoogenakker, Michael Kelly, Susan Misner, Tom Wlaschiha On October 31, 2019, Amazon Prime Video released the entire eight-episode Season TwoContinue reading “TV Series Review: ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan – Season Two’”

Audiobook Review: ‘Red Storm Rising’ (2013 Bolinda Audio Edition)

The Coming “Red Storm” Reviewer’s Note: This review is not about Tom Clancy’s novel Red Storm Rising; it’s about the audiobook edition of that 1986 book. For an in-depth look at one of the 1980s’ runaway best-selling novels, you can read my review here: Book Review: Red Storm Rising. In the summer of 1986 –Continue reading “Audiobook Review: ‘Red Storm Rising’ (2013 Bolinda Audio Edition)”

Movie Review: ‘The Hunt for Red October’ (1990)

The Hunt for Red October (1990) Directed by: John McTiernan Written by: Larry Ferguson and Donald E. Stuart, John Milius (uncredited), David Shaber (uncredited) Based on: The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy Starring: Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Scott Glenn, Sam Neill, James Earl Jones, Joss Ackland, Richard Jordan, Peter Firth, Tim Curry, CourtneyContinue reading “Movie Review: ‘The Hunt for Red October’ (1990)”

Thoughts & Musings for August 4, 2020

Hello, there, Dear Reader. It’s late afternoon here in my small corner of Florida, and on this fourth day of August, it is a hot one, at that. Right now, it’s 92˚F (33˚C) under mostly sunny skies; with humidity at 62% and a 9 MPH breeze blowing from the northwest, the feels-like temperature is 105˚FContinue reading “Thoughts & Musings for August 4, 2020”

Book Review: ‘Red Storm Rising’

On August 7, 1986, G.P. Putnam’s Sons published Red Storm Rising, a novel by Tom Clancy. Set sometime in the late 1980s – Clancy and his uncredited author Larry Bond never specifically mention a year in the text – Red Storm Rising is a military thriller that, as in The Hunt for Red October, Clancy’sContinue reading “Book Review: ‘Red Storm Rising’”