Author Archives: MacJew

About MacJew

I am Husband to a beautiful woman, Father to two dogs and two cats. I am dovoutly Jewish. I love to read and write. I am trying to expand my horizons on film beyond the typical Hollywood garbage, so I have been watching foreign films lately. My plans for this blog are to talk about various things that are of interest to me, including Judaism, history, movies, books, et cetera. Anything that comes to mind, really.

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy: A Review

From the back of the book: Leo Tolstoy’s classic story of doomed love is one of the most admired novels in world literature. Generations of readers have been enthralled by his magnificent heroine, the unhappily married Anna Karenina, and her … Continue reading

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ENDLESS NIGHT by Agatha Christie: A Review

The story is simple, really. Boy meets girl, falls in love, and they get married. However, they do not live happily ever after. The narrator of the story, Mike Rogers, is a poor man. He dreams of being rich, but … Continue reading

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Five Mistakes KILLING Self-Published Authors

Five Mistakes KILLING Self-Published Authors.

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Promise of reviews

Beginning January 1st, I plan to begin reading through a list of classics. Some will be Modern Classics perhaps, while most will be what many consider to be classics. Many of these, I have never read, some I read so … Continue reading

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“What happened to love thy neighbor?”, A Review of Copperhead (2013)

Originally posted on Reel to Real:
History-based films always work the best when we can watch a particular story and relate to the characters, and then in our minds, just change a few things around, and all of a sudden,…

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Movie Review: Odd Thomas

The First time I can remember ever seeing Anton Yelchin was in the film adaptation of Hearts in Atlantis (based on the first and last stories in the book). His next major appearance was in the miniseries Taken. In 2009, … Continue reading

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STEPHEN KING’S 20 QUOTES ON WRITING

Most of the quotes were taken from this book. 1. “Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule.” 2. “Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting…

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