Review: No Wall Too High by Xu Hongci (Translated and Edited by Erling Hoh)

FF’s Star Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ The life of a writer can be comically unpredictable. Erling Hoh, the translator credited on the cover of No Wall Too High: One Man’s Daring Escape From Mao’s Darkest Prison by Xu Hongci, writes in an introductory section entitled How This Book Came To Be about searching … Continue reading Review: No Wall Too High by Xu Hongci (Translated and Edited by Erling Hoh)

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Review: The Trans-Appalachian Wars, 1790 – 1818 by John Eric Vining

FF’s Star Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆  A little over a month ago I had the idyllic opportunity of reviewing a very intriguing historical fiction novel by author John Eric Vining called Cable of Fate: The Zimmermann Affair and the Great Southwestern War of 1917. Now, I got to review yet another work by … Continue reading Review: The Trans-Appalachian Wars, 1790 – 1818 by John Eric Vining

Review: How to Murder Your Life by Cat Marnell

FF’s Star Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ How to Murder Your Life is a memoir written by Cat Marnell, a woman who was a beauty editor at one of America’s major women’s magazines while also being addicted to prescription drugs. I was laughing right from the start because of how Marnell made me view her 2009 … Continue reading Review: How to Murder Your Life by Cat Marnell

Review: Secrets of the Samurai by Oscar Ratti and Adele Westbrook 

FF's Star Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ If I were to stumble upon a drawing of a samurai warrior somewhere online, I'm sure that it wouldn't be much different than the one that we see here on this cover. I've always felt the great need to go beyond such sketches though. To fill myself … Continue reading Review: Secrets of the Samurai by Oscar Ratti and Adele Westbrook 

Review: Letters of the Dragon by Bruce Lee (Edited by John Little)

FF's Star Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ The taxing cost of making long distance phone calls to family and friends was a type of adversity that the famous martial arts icon Bruce Lee had to deal with because of his traveling in and out of the United States to countries like Hong Kong and … Continue reading Review: Letters of the Dragon by Bruce Lee (Edited by John Little)

Review: The Tao of Gung Fu by Bruce Lee (Edited by John Little)

FF's Star Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ When I see the two words “martial arts” anywhere, I’m instantly thrust back into the mind of my childhood self, pretending to be an expert martial artist in the backyard of my childhood home. There are many who don’t know who Bruce Lee was off the screen. … Continue reading Review: The Tao of Gung Fu by Bruce Lee (Edited by John Little)