Monthly Archives: January 2012

Pandora’s Daughter, by Iris Johansen


Pandora’s Daughter combines cloak and dagger, CIA and child traffickers with an ancient ledger that contains the names of an entire lineage with various psychic abilities dating back to the Inquisition in Spain. The main foursome are a  young woman doctor Megan Blair,Grady — a sort … Continue reading

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Ship Wrecker, by Paolo Bacigalupi


In this world, global warming has caused the destruction of cities like New Orleans as the water levels rose. People no longer use oil to power ships. Clipper ships sail extraordinarily fast, powered by sails shot by cannon up into … Continue reading

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Hugo, the film, directed by Martin Scorsese


This is a marvelousl film! I went to see it New Year’s Day at the Shattuck Cinema in downtown Berkeley. I should have brought a bigger hankie! I went by myself but would like to bring my 11 and 15 … Continue reading

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