Joseph Haschka

Hall of Fame Reviewer - 2006 2007
Portland Head, Maine
Top Reviewer Ranking: 481
Helpful votes received on reviews: 77% (8,564 of 11,080)
Location: Glendale, CA USA
Birthday: 16 May
In My Own Words:
Resident of Glendale, CA. Born 5-16-49 in Milwaukee, WI. A voracious reader and avid traveler. Loves Great Britain, especially London, more than any other place on the globe - must have spent a previous life there. Married to Anne, who was born of Polish parents aboard an Argentine merchant ship on the high seas. Owned by three cats, Amanda, Rags, and Sissy. Loves cold, left-over pizza so much tha… Read more

World travel with several good books in my carry-on.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 481 - Total Helpful Votes: 8564 of 11080
The Importance of Being Trivial: In Search of the &hellip by Mark Mason
"... the only female in Lawrence of Arabia [DVD] [1989] is Gladys the camel ..."  from THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING TRIVIAL

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING TRIVIAL is author Mark Mason's search for the "perfect fact". Perfect, i.e., as regards to subject matter.

I'd previously read Mason's Walk the Lines: The London Underground, Overground, and have his Move Along, Please in my unread queue, and I thought this would be an engaging bridge between the two travel essays. Perhaps I was overly… Read more
Caesar's Legion: The Epic Saga of Julius Caesar's &hellip by Stephen Dando-Collins
"Jupiter Best and Greatest, protect this legion, soldiers all."  according to CAESAR'S LEGION, the Legionary's Prayer

"The eagle of the (Tenth) legion, silver at this time, gold by imperial times, was venerated by its legionaries. Kept at an altar in camp with lamps burning throughout the night, it and the ground it stood on were considered sacred. Conveyance and protection of the eagle were the tasks of the men of the 1st Cohort, but it was the obligation of every soldier in the legion to defend it with his life."  from CAESAR'S LEGION.

CAESAR'S LEGION by Stephen Dando-Collins, with the subtitle of "The Epic Saga of Julius Caesar's Elite Tenth Legion and the Armies… Read more
Night in Old Mexico [DVD] [2013] [Region 1] [US Im&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Robert Duvall
If Robert Duvall's "Gus" McRae character from Lonesome Dove [1989] [DVD] had grown older and lived long enough to drive from Texas south in his classic Caddy for A NIGHT IN OLD MEXICO, then this would've been his story.

Duvall's character here is Red Bovie, a Texas rancher who's lost his spread to the bank and is now faced with living out his remaining life in a trailer park. Gus wouldn't have tolerated that, and Red doesn't either. Rather, he takes his stick-in-the-mud grandson Gally (Jeremy Irvine) in tow for a bit of fun below the border. Instead, they blunder into a drug deal gone bad and pick up a foul-mouthed… Read more