Reviews on a rainy day

Book, product, TV, and movie reviews are going to be regular features here on the blog. Here are some current favorites.

BOOK: Room, by Emma Donoghue, is the best book I’ve read in a long time. It’s hard to talk about this book, because I don’t want to give away what happens. You really want to take this ride with Donoghue. A boy and his mother live in one room. She has raised him there his whole life. Then things change. The story is told by the boy, and his perspective of the world is just fascinating. This book had me on the first page, and kept me enthralled right up to the last world. Very well done.

TV: Sons of Anarchy is one of those shows that a few friends were raving about, but, really? Motorcycle club in Central California? I don’t think so! Until I watched the first episode. This is Macbeth in biker duds–a gripping family drama that happens to involve gunrunning. Get the old episodes from iTunes, Amazon, or Netflix. Katey Sagal, Ron Perlman, Charlie Hunnam, and the rest of the cast are amazing.