A Patch of Blue (1965)

Movie Released: December 10, 1965 | DVD Release Date: November 26, 2014


A Patch of Blue (1965)

In A Patch of Blue (1965), Gordon (Sidney Poitier), a black man, and Selina (Elizabeth Hartman), a blind, white teenager, fall in love in the racially charged 1960s.

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Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo

Publication Date: March 12, 1987


Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo

Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Morte accidentale di un anarchico) was written by the Italian playwright, Dario Fo, following the events that took place in Italy, in the late 1960s. Dario Fo is one of Italy’s most important and well-known literary writers who is famous for employing satire and popular elements within his work. His writings deal with Italian politics and his work is able to attract people from all walks of life.

The book was released in 1970 and the play was first performed in Milan in December of the same year. In 1984, it was staged on Broadway and became Fo’s most popular work inside and outside of Italy. For theater directors, this has been the play of choice when it comes to dealing with corruption.

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Appalachia Mountain Folklore by Micheal Rivers

Release Date: December 28, 2012


Appalachia Mountain Folklore by Micheal Rivers

Appalachia Mountain Folklore by Micheal Rivers is a collection of 40 paranormal stories some handed down through generations and some recent ghost sightings.

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Free e-book download by the science fiction and fantasy author, Veronica Scott

Check out the free e-book download available today by the science fiction and fantasy author, Veronica Scott. According to Ms. Scott, this book will be permanently free. It’s the first book in the series the Gods of Egypt series. Check out my review. It’s a series definitely worth reading.









Dancer of the Nile: Gods of Egypt by Veronica Scott

The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Release Date: April 30, 2002



If you haven’t read [easyazon_link identifier=”0345453743″ locale=”US” tag=”rabidreaders-20″]The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy[/easyazon_link] (go read it), this review may not be for you. It may seem illogical—but this is a review specifically written for those that reread Douglas Adams’ work regularly. These people exist. They are normally referred to as hoopy froods who always have a towel handy. Since Tammy a.k.a. Rabid Reader’s Reviews was tied up in the Vogon poetry appreciation chair, I volunteered to write this review. She is still alive and well, and I am pleased to inform you that she hasn’t gnawed off her own legs yet.

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42 Books to Love for Towel Day 2016

May 25, 2016

This year yet again, Rabid Reader’s Reviews presents 42 books to love for Towel Day. This is a selection of books that have been reviewed on this blog. We hope you will enjoy them.


DA_Last_Chance_to_SeeLast Chance to See by Douglas Adams
nonfiction, environment, humor

Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine head out on an epic adventure in search of the strange and exotic creatures with whom we share our world. More…




Dr. Who, City of Death by Douglas Adams
Humor, Science Fiction, Serial Fiction

The Doctor takes Romana to Paris for a vacation and instead of landing them in the intended time period, the TARDIS takes them to 1979. There the Doctor finds rogue time travelers, art theft and the resurrection of a dangerous alien race thought extinct. Joined by the rough British P.I. Duggan, they must do what the Doctor does best…save the human race. More…


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Book Store Review – Vault of Midnight in Ann Arbor, Michigan



Comic Books & Stuff

Thirty miles west of Detroit, Michigan sits the small college town of Ann Arbor. A liberal enclave in Washtenaw County with the University of Michigan at its heart. Downtown Ann Arbor has small funky shops and restaurants featuring a variety of cuisines. Ann Arbor is a town with a long history but has a contemporary feel.

On South Main Street near the Liberty intersection is a heaven for comic book lovers, the wonderfully named Vault of Midnight. I first visited the store in March when my anime loving 14-year-old and her friend declared the store a must see on a trip across the border over the spring break. They’d found reviews of the store on Yelp and noted that the store hosts anime movies on Wednesday nights at an off-site location (for a limited run). While unable to take in the anime movie, my daughter and her friend spent time browsing the large collection of anime novels. Continue reading Book Store Review – Vault of Midnight in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Blog Tour with Author Alan Jones


BLOQ_Tour_WSDear Readers,

Today Rabid Reader’s Reviews is hosting the author Alan Jones whose latest novel “Bloq” will be released tomorrow.

Book Blurb

Bill Ingram’s daughter, Carol, moved to London from Glasgow to start her career as a journalist. When she goes missing, Bill will stop at nothing to find her. He finds that his little girl had problems that he couldn’t have imagined and her nightclub-owning Albanian ex-boyfriend looks like a likely suspect in her disappearance. Can he find Carol in time to save her?

This is a gritty crime novel with some sexual content.


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Do you want to read an excerpt? Download the excerpt for Bloq by Alan Jones as a PDF to read online and offline by clicking the cover.








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Rabid Reader’s Special Announcement


Hand_TruckFaithful readers may notice that for the last several months the number of new reviews posted on this site has dropped dramatically. In October of last year, we made a sudden decision to list our house for sale. Preparing for the sale consumed our lives. Ultimately, we sold the house and found a new one in our desired area, where we’re sure we’ll be very happy.

Because the house we sold is located in a rural area, we’ve had intermittent Internet problems for years. I’m happy to report that the new house and area to which we’re moving has a wealth of options. We chose to go with Cogeco and I’m happy to report that they have very good reviews for Internet services in our new surroundings.

In the new house, I’ll have a designated reading and review-writing room and I am looking forward to sharing pictures.

As I sit waiting for the lawyers to call to tell us that they have the keys to our new home, I’m excited about the reviews to come and I am thrilled to find  really wonderful stories for my readers.

I’d like to apologize to those authors still waiting for their reviews. You haven’t been forgotten and I will be following up on those books as soon as I have settled in.

I will continue to post spontaneously in the upcoming weeks before returning to publishing reviews regularly. This site has over 400 reviews—take the opportunity to drop by and read some older reviews from the previous year—maybe you will discover a new author.

Tammy a.k.a. Rabid Reader’s Reviews


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