Jack Reacher – Night School

night schoolNight School (Jack Reacher #21) 
Lee Child (Goodreads Author),

Dick Hill (Narrator)


Edmond Gagnon‘s review

Jan 30, 2019


I zipped through this one in four sittings, I think. It’s the first Reacher novel I’ve read where the story takes place while he’s still in the army. In this one he’s on a mission to save the world, instead of some anonymous person along the back roads of America.
There’s the usual action and fight scenes and even a couple sex scenes. I like the way Lee Child describes the smutty stuff, almost with military precision, and not like fifty shades of pornography.
The book is well-paced and it steadily picks up speed as the action and story unfold. One of my editors explained a writing trick in which the author uses short or brief sentences to speed things along. I completely understand it, having been caught up to the point where I didn’t want to put the book down. It works.

A Star is Born

starI remember seeing the second remake of A Star is born with Kristofferson and Streisand, but barely remember the story. Besides acting in, and directing this latest installment of the tragic love story, Bradley Cooper wrote the screenplay. Although he personalized the movie by changing things like the music, he paid homage to the earlier versions by re-using character traits and certain things in the plot.

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One Chance – the Paul Potts Movie


If you’re looking for one of those warm and fuzzy feel good movies, I guarantee you’ll be satisfied with One Chance, the real life story of Paul Potts, who won the Britain’s Got Talent contest by singing opera.

 Like many others, I’d seen the clip where he blows away the audience and Simon Cowell on the talent show, but I had know idea of this man’s trials and tribulations in life, to get there. This is a Rocky story for singers, showing us how even the underdog can achieve his dreams if you take a chance.

Cathryn and I watched this movie on our lap top, through Netflix, so I have to believe it is out on video. The movie was produced by Simon Cowell.

If this movie doesn’t bring a tear to your eye it will at least give you a few goose bumps. We both give it 10 out of 10.

Alice in Windsorland


A whole evening of 1970’s flashbacks. From the music and black concert tee shirts, to the hard-drinking, pot-smoking, longed haired rock and rollers. Sixty-eight year old Alice Cooper took the stage at Caesars Windsor and showed us all that he could still rock the house.

The backdrop on the stage depicted Cooper’s face with his signature black makeup. His eye sockets each contained a black widow spider. The voice of Vincent Price introduced his first song, a cut from Welcome to my Nightmare.

Starting out in a black hooded cape, Cooper stripped off a piece of clothing for each of the next two songs. I think he changed outfits almost as much as Cher, but he always sported some kind of black leather or bloodied clothes.

The stage show was highlighted by cool pyrotechnics and Cooper’s trademark props like dolls, snakes, a guillotine, and even a visit from Frankenstein.

The Rock Shocker paid tribute to who he called, his “dead drunken friends,” Keith Moon, David Bowie, and another guy I’ve never heard of, by playing songs like Pinball Wizard and Suffragette City.

Of course he played all the crowd favorites like Eighteen, Billion Dollar Babies, and Under My Wheels. For School’s Out he included a bit of Pink Floyd, another band who he was inspired by when he started out.

My ears are still ringing.