The Frood: The Authorised & Very Official History of Douglas Adams & The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Jem Roberts is an examination of the influences and impact of the late Douglas Adams on British comedy, his most famous work, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and his legacy.
Release Date: July 3, 1985 | DVD Release Date: March 8, 2016
Much has been written about this classic 1985 film starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson so rather than review the film, I plan to examine why it has remained popular 32 years after its initial release. Enjoy my take on Back to the Future (1985). Continue reading Back to the Future (1985)
Release Date: June 24, 1987 | DVD Release Date: April 28, 2015
In Spaceballs (1987), President Skroob (Mel Brooks) of Planet Spaceballs sends Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis) to kidnap Princess Vespa (Daphne Zuniga) of Plant Druidia in order to blackmail her father (Dick Van Patten). A wrench is thrown in the works when Dark Helmet arrives to find that Vespa has fled on the eve of her wedding with her android friend, Dot Matrix (voiced by Joan Rivers).
In Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams, Dirk Gently is a holistic detective who believes that everything is connected. He sets out to help a man named Richard’s whose girlfriend’s father has been murdered and is convinced that the crime must be solved to clear his own name. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is the first book in the Dirk Gently series. Continue reading Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
In What Doesn’t Kill Us by Nirina Stone, Lucy Reynolds left home at an early age to escape her abusive environment. Now off to the university, she’d like to fly under the radar and forget. Lucy gets caught up in a dangerous game when a secret society called The Seven starts to court her. When Lucy’s friend goes missing, she must fight or she’ll be next. Will she survive and come out stronger? Continue reading What Doesn’t Kill Us by Nirina Stone
In The Family Divided (A Guernsey Novel) by Anne Allen, Andy Bastite is on a quest to uncover the secrets of his family’s past. His father, Edmund, lost his place in the family and Andy wants to clear his name. With the help of divorced writer Charlotte Townsend, will he be able to uncover the truth and restore Edmund’s reputation? The Family Divided is the fourth book in the Guernsey series. Continue reading The Family Divided (A Guernsey Novel) by Anne Allen
In Girl Jacked (A Jack Stratton Book) by Christopher Greyson, officer Jack Stratton’s foster sister, Michelle, is missing. The police believe she just decided to leave but their foster mother, Aunt Haddie, knows that she wouldn’t take off without letting her know. Haddie knows that Jack is that one person that will find Michelle at all costs. Girl Jacked (A Jack Stratton Book) is the first novel in the Jack Stratton series. Continue reading Girl Jacked (A Jack Stratton Book) by Christopher Greyson
Imagine seeing your obituary in the paper just before assassins break into your home. In False Prophet (A Saul Marshall Thriller Book) by Richard Davis, a cult starts killing people and Agent Saul Marshall is on the case. When that cult kidnaps Saul’s son, he may officially be off of the case, but the rules have changed and it’s winner take all. False Prophet is the first book in the Saul Marshall Thriller series. Continue reading False Prophet (A Saul Marshall Thriller Book) by Richard Davis
In A Light in the Desert by Anne Montgomery, The Amtrak Sunset Limited crashes in the desert under mysterious circumstances. In the area of the crash is a pregnant teen, a soldier suffering from PTSD, a group of Pentecostal zealots waiting for the events foretold in Revelations surely soon to happen. A Light in the Desert is the story of the people surrounding the event. Continue reading A Light in the Desert by Anne Montgomery
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