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It Devours!, by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor

It Devours!, the second original novel of the Welcome to Night Vale universe, is a meandering meditation on science and religion that struggles with adhering too closely to the iconic voice of … Continue reading

February 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

They Both Die at the End, by Adam Silvera

Adam Silvera’s They Both Die at the End could easily be the setting of a dystopian novel in need of determined heroes to reset the status quo. In it, a company called … Continue reading

December 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Flashback: Over Sea, Under Stone, by Susan Cooper

Susan Cooper’s The Dark is Rising, the second book in the series of the same name, was one of my first fantasy loves. Its McGuffin plot of gathering elemental medallions to … Continue reading

September 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Fireman, by Joe Hill

In Joe Hill’s The Fireman, a dangerous spore has infected humanity. Black, scaly patterns glittering with flecks of gold rise on the skin of those infected. It can be beautiful, but … Continue reading

August 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Flashback: A Wrinkle in Time

Every few months, I spend a day or two distracted by kid’s books. An old title on the bookshelf will jump out at me or I’ll be laying in bed … Continue reading

July 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Three Moments of an Explosion, by China Mieville

Art is political. The stories we choose to tell, with the characters and circumstances we use to shape their themes, make statements about society through the journeys of individuals and cultures. Genre … Continue reading

April 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Remember the Dust, by E. Jade Lomax

I was lucky enough to be granted an early review copy of Remember the Dust, the third and final book in E. Jade Lomax’s “Leagues and Legends” series. As the book … Continue reading

December 26, 2016 · 1 Comment

Shades of Grey – you know, the one by Jasper Fforde? Without the 50?

Do you want to know the real reason I dislike E.L. James’ 50 Shades of Grey? Well, beyond the fact that I just wasn’t interested in the book and, as internet … Continue reading

July 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

I Am Sorry to Think I Have Raised a Timid Son, by Kent Russell

Kent Russell’s I Am Sorry to Think I Have Raised a Timid Son is a combination memoir and essay collection. As noted on the back cover (and the majority of reviews … Continue reading

April 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Books and their Timing: The Superficial Rating of Art

For all I tell myself that I am objective in how I view the books I read, the movies I watch, and in general any media I consume, I am … Continue reading

April 11, 2016 · Leave a comment