Michael Weiser

Helpful votes received on reviews: 70% (7 of 10)
Location: Los Angeles, CA


Top Reviewer Ranking: 491,526 - Total Helpful Votes: 7 of 10
Successful Syndication: A Guide for Writers and Ca&hellip by Michael Sedge
If you're serious about becoming a syndicated columnist or cartoonist, this book is for you. Sedge describes the process you will have to go through to make a professional submission. There are sample contracts and practical pieces of advice from professionals in the field.
In addition, Sedge provides resources in the form of various syndicates, both large and small, which could start someone on the path to syndication.
What I liked most about this book was that Sedge did not sugar-coat what syndication is like. Rejection is the norm, there are deadlines, and you have to be dedicated and prepared to put a lot of time and effort into your work. There is also a section on… Read more
Legion by William Peter Blatty
Legion by William Peter Blatty
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This is a tough review for me to write because I'm so torn by this book. On the one hand, the dialogue between detective Kinderman and Tommy Sunlight (killer/mental patient) is among the best and most chilling I have read. Then the book will drag on for long, boring stretches.
"Legion" is both blessed and cursed. The description of the gruesome, supernatural nature of the murders is sure to send a chill up your spine. The descriptions of the catatonics is also effective. The story will then skew off on philosophical tangents that take the reader off the path of the story and soon he doesn't know why he is in a place that is seemingly unrelated to the plot.
The bottom… Read more
The Terminal Man by Michael Crichton
The Terminal Man by Michael Crichton
At 260 pages, this is a fairly short book. Short or not, this book packs a wallop! I could not stop turning the pages. Crichton knows how to build suspense and develop characters. I found myself emotionally invested in the characters and I enjoyed reading about the scientific aspects as well.
As with most Crichton novels, this is about science gone haywire due to unforeseen circumstances. This formula could easily become tired and worn, but Crichton always applies this formula from new and interesting angles. In this case he details how a patient is implanted with a device for controlling violent seizures. Not long after, the patient learns to control the device which sends him on a… Read more