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  • Books | October 27, 2013

    ‘Tales of the Weird’ book lives up to its name

    Normally, I don’t pay much attention to stories and photographs that seem to be staged, especially those found in magazines that do not really have a good reputation anyway. These stories are so fabricated and ridiculous that it is no wonder why people like

  • Books | October 27, 2013

    Spy’s affair leads him to trap in Shanghai

    Unless you’re reading something in another dimension, perhaps the best clue that the protagonist survives is the protagonist tells the tale. That doesn’t mean the protagonist survives unscathed, however, just that he or she lives. The protagonist — he isn’t quite a hero —

  • Books | October 27, 2013

    Horror genre offers lengthy history with many choices

    Pecoraro

    It’s nearly Halloween and time to snuggle up with a classic horror story that will scare you silly. According to H.P. Lovecraft, “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the

  • Books | October 22, 2013

    Book explores what K-State brought to the national table

    Marshall.phatch

    A new book explores the university’s food heritage — and offers some previously secret recipes from local chefs. “Teatime to Tailgates: 150 Years at the K-State Table,” by Jane Marshall, is full of stories, photos and recipes from 1863 to the present. Marshall, a food journalist and

  • Books | October 20, 2013

    ‘Treecats’ and teens protect nature

    There are some really good science fiction novels that have kept me glued to each page until the very end. I especially think highly of certain science fiction and fantasy writers, such as Philip K. Dick, Ray Bradbury, H.P. Lovecraft, Mercedes Lackey, Rachel Cohn,

  • Books | October 20, 2013

    Landscape architect viewed gardening as an art form

    Which is it? Landscape gardening or landscape architecture? And, what is its nature? During the Gilded Age (1870-1898), critic Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer (1851-1934) and others debated these and related questions. Judith K. Major’s biography of Van Rensselaer tells her life’s story, discusses

  • Books | October 20, 2013

    Publisher’s motives not ‘Truth’

    Keith Mabbut is a British writer and a nice guy in his mid-50s whose wife, Krystyna, wants a divorce because she has found a more satisfying relationship with another man. They have two adult children whose childhoods he missed out on and whom he

  • Books | October 20, 2013

    Franklin’s sister’s story proves interesting read

    Marcia.allen1

    She was not a recognized personality nor was she a Revolutionary War figure. She was not wealthy, nor was she well educated.  There are no surviving paintings of her, and many details of her life are relatively sketchy. In fact, hers was an ordinary

  • Books | October 13, 2013

    ‘Notebook’ author tells of another love for the ages

    Die-hard Nicholas Sparks fans like myself will not be disappointed in this latest novel from the popular North Carolina writer.  Set in the area around Greensboro and Winston-Salem, this book tells two parallel and independent stories, which only come together in a surprising way very

  • Books | October 13, 2013

    Model murder for ‘Potter’ author

    The Cuckoo’s Calling is a murder mystery by JK Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Rowling, of course, is most famous for the “Harry Potter” series. The protagonist in her new book is Cormoran Strike, a London private detective who is a British Army


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