Mysterious Book Report No. 191 – Prayer

By |2016-08-02T18:32:20+00:00August 2nd, 2016|Mysterious Book Report|

Prayer by Philip Kerr Putnam/Penguin, $26.95, 409 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-16765-2 Across the world today, debates are raging between believers and non-believers about the existence of God, and the power of prayer. Radicals are trying to establish theocracies where everyone will adhere to strict religious law, as in Iran, where there’s no separation between church and State, because the church is the government. It’s where religious authority figures interpret the

Mysterious Book Report No. 119 – A Man Without Breath

By |2016-04-27T07:37:46+00:00April 27th, 2016|Mysterious Book Report|

A Man Without Breath (Bernie Gunther) by Philip Kerr A Miriam Wood Book/Putnam/Penguin, $26.95, 465 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-16079-0 A nation without religion—that is like a man without breath.–Joseph Goebbels, Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany, 1933-45.  He had total control of the press, radio and all aspects of German culture during that time.  It was his job to make the Nazi Army look as good as possible, while at

Mysterious Book Report No. 90 – Prague Fatale

By |2016-03-29T07:51:03+00:00March 29th, 2016|Mysterious Book Report|

Prague Fatale by Philip Kerr Marion Wood Putnam, $26.95, 400 pages, ISBN 978-03969-15902-2 All my life, I’ve had a fascination with and a thirst for knowledge of the great conflagration and tragedy known as World War II.  Could be it’s because I was born just a year after the end of it . . . and perhaps because my father and most of his generation, the fathers of friends

Mysterious Book Report No. 8 – Field Gray

By |2015-12-19T12:53:53+00:00December 19th, 2015|Mysterious Book Report|

 Field Gray by Philip Kerr (Putnam, $26.95, 435 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-15741-7) Have you ever thought about your dreams, noticed how real they seem when you’re asleep?  But then when you awake, it’s just in time to escape, or lose the elusive goal that’s always just out of reach?  That’s how mine end anyway.  But what if you couldn’t wake up?  What if your nightmare never ended?  What then?  How would