When not creating his own original fiction based on the world of Hadanum, Robinson Mason enjoys blogging about retro computers such as the Commodore 64. He manages large-scale converged computing projects by day, writing by night.
Two Old Boots and a Backpack
on Sep. 23, 2012
Reading this book was a real treat since I tend to get quite sick on first time trips to distant lands. In Two Old Boots and a Backpack I was able to join the author of this book on a wild ride under thundering falls on a dangerous rubber dingy, taste exotic foods that tempt and nauseate, and feel the strain of tired legs hiking up a cold mountain -- all without leaving the comfort of my Texas home. And those are only a tiny fraction of the experiences detailed in this book that reads a bit like a novel in spots. You'll also read tales of intriguing historical spots and figures like Evita and Butch Cassidy, along with some less famous but unexpectedly charming characters like a Welsh grandmother, a man with the unlikely name of Lancelot, and a butter snatching parrot. Wendy has a gift for bringing her travels to life, and I look forward to reading where those "old boots" might travel next.
on Nov. 04, 2012
Always is an enjoyable journey, one that takes some surprising twists and turns. Just when I had settled into the colorful and playful lives of Simon and April I was thrown back to a darker and deadlier past with seemingly unrelated characters. "Seemingly," because the stories are actually nicely interwoven as you jump from one environment to the next. This is a rare book that makes me want to go back and read it again to find all of the connections I likely missed the first time around. Since it is hard not to like the characters in Always, I'm sure it won't be long until I do just that. I hope to see more like this from DM Yates in the future.