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Endearingly cheesy: in defense of “The Greatest Show On Earth.”

The Greatest Show On Earth is an almost unbelievably cheesy cornball movie, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, released in 1952. That year it won a very dubious Oscar for Best … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Retro Book Review: Sabotage (Choose Your Own Adventure).

At last! After two duds in a row, I’m finally able to recommend a really good Choose Your Own Adventure book. Sabotage, the maiden effort in the series by historical fiction … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · 3 Comments

Someone else’s childhood: the false mirror of 80s teen movies.

Were you a teenager in America in the 80s? If so, chances are pretty good that you have a soft spot in your heart for certain movies that depicted your … Continue reading

March 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

Retro Book Review: War With The Evil Power Master (Choose Your Own Adventure).

This is the first Choose Your Own Adventure book review I’ve done since November. My apologies for the long lapse! I’m hoping to get back into the series which has … Continue reading

March 8, 2014 · 3 Comments

Retro Book Review: Vampire Express (Choose Your Own Adventure).

I was really looking forward to doing this review. Somehow I managed to miss Tony Koltz’s Vampire Express when it first came out in 1984, and I always regretted that. … Continue reading

November 5, 2013 · 3 Comments

Retro Book Review: Treasure Diver (Choose Your Own Adventure).

After a long hiatus, my Choose Your Own Adventure reviews are back! Treasure Diver by Julius Goodman is the first CYOA book I’ve reviewed for my blog that I have absolutely … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

Retro Book Review: The Horror of High Ridge (Choose Your Own Adventure).

Julius Goodman’s The Horror of High Ridge is probably the most infamous of all Choose Your Own Adventure books. I mean, let’s face it, the series as a whole is aimed … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · 4 Comments

Retro Book Review: The Lost Tribe (Choose Your Own Adventure).

The Lost Tribe has a lot to offer the Choose Your Own Adventure series. It’s a pretty taut, engaging adventure story, it’s extremely well-written, and it showcases one of the … Continue reading

August 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Retro Book Review: Space Patrol (Choose Your Own Adventure).

Space Patrol, the maiden voyage into the Choose Your Own Adventure universe by Julius Goodman–only the fourth book out of the first 22 not written by someone named Packard or … Continue reading

August 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

A double interactive book review: The Forbidden Castle, old and new editions.

This is a first in my Choose Your Own Adventure review series: a double review of two editions of the same book! The original version of The Forbidden Castle by Edward … Continue reading

August 19, 2013 · Leave a comment
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