Review of ‘Incognito’ by Khaled Talib

Review originally prepared for ‘Big Al & Pals. Received a complimentary review copy. Genre: thriller Description: Here is some of what is posted on Amazon about this book: “Pope Gregoire XVII was last seen waving to the crowd at Saint Peter’s square from the famous Apostolic Palace window. Despite several layers of tight security, neitherContinue reading “Review of ‘Incognito’ by Khaled Talib”

“30 Pieces of Silver” by Carolyn McCray

This is a really interesting novel. It is definitely in Dan Brown’s wheelhouse. If you like esoteric mysteries you will enjoy this. Its controversial aspect is presumably that it revisits and recasts the Crucifixion story, to good effect, and gives Judas a different motivation. I have re-examined Judas’s supposed betrayal myself in fiction, so amContinue reading ““30 Pieces of Silver” by Carolyn McCray”

Review of ‘The Labyrinth of Osiris’ by Paul Sussman

This is a tremendous read. It is a whopping 744 pages long and after that there is a useful 20 page glossary. (Had I known it was there I might have referred to it during my reading of the book. It is not essential, but it is interesting.) If you have an interest in Egyptology,Continue reading “Review of ‘The Labyrinth of Osiris’ by Paul Sussman”