Category: Books

Book Review: Textual Healing by Eric Smith

Textual Healing by Eric Smith

First, there is Andrew Conner, or as he prefers, Ace. He was once a best-selling author, but now he suffers from a drought of inspiration. He’s neither the hyper-masculine brute nor the silent, brooding type that seems to plague too many novels (of the… Continue Reading “Book Review: Textual Healing by Eric Smith”

In Which I am Determined to Finish a Series Other than Harry Potter

I’m notorious for starting book series but never finishing them.  I think the problem is, I read the first few books of the series with fervor but then lose gusto after a while.  Spending upwards of a month with the same characters, the same… Continue Reading “In Which I am Determined to Finish a Series Other than Harry Potter”

Book Report: House of Dark Shadows by Robert Liparulo

When I downloaded House of Dark Shadows by Robert Liparulo, I had the wrong impression of it.  I thought it was just a horror story.  I hate horror movies, but I love horror novels.  I thought I’d give it a go since I haven’t read… Continue Reading “Book Report: House of Dark Shadows by Robert Liparulo”

Book Review: Greyhound by Steffan Piper

This is one of those novels which I’m unsure how to categorize. It takes place during the 1980s, so I initially considered it “historical fiction”. Yet, the goal of the novel is not to define a decade or even just a specific period in… Continue Reading “Book Review: Greyhound by Steffan Piper”

Book Review: So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane

I just finished re-reading the Harry Potter series, and my thirst for fantasy, wizardry, and magic had not been quenched, so I picked up So You Want to be a Wizard by Diane Duane without knowing much about it. I have to admit, I… Continue Reading “Book Review: So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane”

Book Review: Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry

Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry was an interesting twist on zombie lore. It wasn’t the typical hack and slash story I was expecting; instead, Maberry really highlights the man vs. monster dilemma as he humanizes the zombies. I never thought it was possible to… Continue Reading “Book Review: Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry”

Book Review: The Great Perhaps by Joe Meno

I’ve never met a book by Joe Meno that I didn’t like, and The Great Perhaps is no different. The novel, with it’s lyrical and darkly funny prose, rotates between members of the Casper family– each chapter digging into their quirks and revealing a… Continue Reading “Book Review: The Great Perhaps by Joe Meno”