REVIEW: THE GENTLEMAN by Forrest Leo

This madcap Victorian adventure is hysterical from beginning to end. Third rate poet Lionel Savage has been unhappy since getting married. Though he fell hard for his beautiful and vivacious wife, marital life just doesn’t seem to be working for them. She has become aloof and he can no longer find inspiration. He tends to brood…

REVIEW: THE STEADY RUNNING OF THE HOUR by Justin Go

Admit it — at least once you have allowed yourself, for just a moment, to imagine that you are the long-lost relative and only distant heir to a massive fortune. A letter or a phone call informs you that you stand to inherit a beautiful mansion in some exotic location. You only need prove your…

REVIEW: JUNGLELAND by Christopher S. Stewart

Stewart’s travelogue is as addicting as the tales of the lost city itself.  A freelance writer from Brooklyn, Stewart heard about Ciudad Blanca during an interview with a US solider who had endured the Honduran jungle.  Like many who hear stories of far-flung secrets, Stewart was hooked.  He scoured satellite images from Google Earth, questioned…

REVIEW: THE LOST CYCLIST by David Herlihy

The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance This is a completely unexpected story of the early days of cycling — and the dwindling days of worldwide adventure.  The heady days of Stanley and Livingstone, Darwin and the Beagle, and the Royal Geographic Society were past, but an entire generation still itched…

REVIEW: PARISIANS by Graham Robb

An Adventure History of Paris Consider this an entirely unorthodox guidebook through the crooked streets and tumultuous times of Paris.  Robb, as expert as one can be without actually being Parisian, uncovers and shares fleeting tales of famous moments in the City of Lights.   It is rather like finding a train ticket or a…

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