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Frank's Book Log

Literature is a relative term.

  1. 29 Oct 2022
    1977 | Novel

    The Shining

    by Stephen King

    B: 4 stars (out of 5)

    Alcoholic writer Jack Torrance uproots his wife Wendy and five-year-old son Danny from New England to Colorado, where they’ll serve as winter caretakers for the Overlook Hotel. The hotel, a premier destination with a shady past, houses a malevolent presence bent on claiming Danny for its own ends. Continue reading...

  2. 16 Oct 2022
    1955 | Novel


    by Ian Fleming

    B: 4 stars (out of 5)

    James Bond investigates a popular self-made millionaire with surgically enhanced looks, an interest in rockets, and a relentless, larger-than-life personality. Continue reading...

  3. 14 Oct 2022
    1975 | Novel

    'Salem's Lot

    by Stephen King

    B: 4 stars (out of 5)

    Stephen King’s sophomore novel transplants the Dracula story to a remote New England town named Jerusalem’s Lot—`Salem’s Lot to the locals. Continue reading...

  4. 13 Oct 2022
    2018 | Nonfiction

    Can't Hurt Me

    by David Goggins

    B: 4 stars (out of 5)

    David Goggins escapes an abusive home and overcomes a dead-end career to become a Navy Seal and world-class endurance athlete. Continue reading...

  5. 11 Oct 2022

    In a small California town, the Haunted Palace cinema specializes in horror films. Between showings of The Hills Have Eyes and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, they play exclusive shorts featuring madman Otto Schreck. But unbeknownst to the audience, the horrific murders in these grainy films are real. Continue reading...

  6. 04 Oct 2022

    Journalist Scott Carney investigates Wim Hof’s cold exposure and breathing methods. He enters a skeptic but emerges a believer, joining Hof on a record-breaking ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro. Continue reading...

  7. 24 Sep 2022

    Raymond Chandler’s debut novel. Los Angeles private investigator Philip Marlowe takes on an aging tycoon’s blackmail case that spirals into a labyrinthine series of murders. Continue reading...

  8. 22 Sep 2022
    2020 | Nonfiction

    Consider This

    by Chuck Palahniuk

    B: 4 stars (out of 5)

    Chuck Palahniuk relates the tools he learned from his years in Tom Spanbauer’s minimalist writing workshop. Continue reading...

  9. 19 Sep 2022
    1974 | Novel


    by Stephen King

    B-: 4 stars (out of 5)

    Stephen King’s debut novel. Carrie White is a fat, pimple-faced, black-haired girl who’s endured nothing but torment from her high-school peers and oppression from her deranged mother. But Carrie harbors a hidden talent. She can move things with her mind. Continue reading...

  10. 17 Sep 2022
    2017 | Nonfiction

    I Will Find You

    by Joe Kenda

    B: 4 stars (out of 5)

    Joe Kenda recounts his career as a Colorado Springs homicide detective. Continue reading...


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