Snapshots - #42: Thor: Ragnarok, Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, LBJ

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Thor: Ragnarok (2017), (♦♦♦♦½): Thor has saved earth twice by now and has, for the last two years, wandered the universe searching for infinity stones. He hasn't found any. He has, however, become prisoner of an enemy of Asgard, Surtur, who tells Thor that his visions of Asgard engulfed in flames is a premonition of Ragnarok—the destruction of Asgard, which is already in motion. Thor frees himself and arrives at home to find Loki sitting on the throne, passing as Odin, and neglecting his duties to protect the Nine Realms. With Odin's exile, Asgard's enemies have been reassembling, but Odin's death may just free Hela, a goddess against whom neither Thor nor Loki are enough.
It was in Thor: The Dark World where Loki, an antagonist, first threatened to steal the show. He became the villain that Marvel fandom loves to hate. While Loki is at his most charming in this film, the director, with the help of a sparkling screenplay, has very much exploited the great chemistry of t…

The Inner Circle by Brad Meltzer (♦♦♦♦)

Beecher White, a brokenhearted thirty year-old archivist with the National Archives, sees a second chance at love when his childhood crush, Clementine Kaye, reappears after almost fifteen years, asking for his help to track down her long lost father. Beecher is delighted to oblige, but the discovery of a two-century old book in a room frequented by the US president, along with the subsequent death of a friend, has Beecher wondering who is friend and who is foe, and most important yet, who is capable of committing murder and why.

Fast pace and fascinating historical details, dating back to the founding of our nation, are interwoven in this story to make this book a compelling read. The language is easy, but with plenty of powerful literary images. It takes four hundred plus pages to finish the book, but it’s captivating. I could hardly believe that the story takes place during a three day period. In its pages there are treats for everyone: history, intrigue, long-held secrets, madness, power and corruption. The plot is anything but predictable.

I would not be surprised if there’s a sequel to this book. Can hardly wait!

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  1. Carmen, thanks for joining in the fun with Books You Loved. Cheers

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    1. Carole,
      I'm always happy to participate.
      Regards.

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  2. I totally enjoy historical fiction.....going to check this book out.

    THANKS for sharing.

    Stopping by from Carole's Books You Loved March Edition I am in that list as #15.

    Elizabeth
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    1. I really liked this one, government conspiracies and a little bit of everything...Great story.
      Regards,

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