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An Officer and A Spy: Robert Harris

It was nearly 11 years ago that I first heard of “L’Affaire Dreyfus”. I was doing my Diplome Superieur in French and one of our themes was France from 1840-1914. 1,076 more words


An Officer and a Spy- Book Review

An Officer and a Spy is a historical fiction novel based on the Dreyfus affair, a political scandal which took place in turn of the 20th Century France. 636 more words

Book Reviews

The Ghost Writer (2010)

The Ghost Writer (2010). Directed by Roman Polanski. Starring Ewan McGregor, Olivia Williams and Pierce Brosnan.

Yes, not The Ghost even though that is the name  of the Robert Harris novel the tale is adapted from and was the title the film was released under in the UK. 984 more words

Film Reviews

The California Based Sierra Club Wants a Piece of Kaneohe

***No campaign has asked me to write this post and I’m writing it from my own perspective.  I’m tired of dirty politics against a local Kaneohe guy by activist groups that have rooted in Hawaii.   388 more words

The Hawaii Center for Food Safety Plays Politics in Kaneohe

Several months ago, I became aware of the Washington, D.C. based Center for Food Safety arriving in town.  I wrote a post about this activist group when I saw it posted on the… 1,388 more words

Hawaii Center For Food Safety

Research - Philip Kerr

Philip Kerr’s new standalone thriller Research is as cynical and disillusioned as a boozy publishing lunch. The novel takes two authors on the road when one of them – the super-rich, super-successful John Houston – is accused of murder. 748 more words


Book Review: Fatherland by Robert Harris

As Marty McFly found out, tampering with history is a dangerous game; tweak one little bit of the past and you risk unravelling the present. But fiddling with the “What Ifs” is a rich subject for storytellers and re-imagining the past, and in doing so re-telling the present, has become a popular branch of sci-fi and is now  almost a genre in its right. 754 more words