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Moonless Nocturne by Hank Schwaeble

May 6, 2023

Moonless Nocturne by Hank Schwaeble is a recently written anthology of Dark Fantasy and Horror Noir. I got this one for Christmas last year, otherwise who would think it would be possible for me to review a Horror book less than a year old? But this is not only horror. Schwaeble gets some bonus points […]

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

April 23, 2023

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is one of the most famous and popular American books ever written. Salinger and his estate were averse to the motion picture industry and forbade it from being adapted into a film. On a more personal note, I had never read this book before. I made it […]

The Throne of the Five Winds by S.C Emmett

April 16, 2023

The Throne of the Five Winds by S.C Emmett is a massive undertaking, and you can tell the author strives to make this book perfect. Based loosely on medieval Asian culture, this novel focuses on the politics of running an empire and more importantly the household of the emperor. Words are measured and tradition overrules […]

The Dragon Factory by Jonathan Maberry

April 7, 2023

The Dragon Factory by Jonathan Maberry is the second book in the Joe Ledger series and also the second one I have read.Joe Ledger is a James Bond meets Jason Bourne in a fantastic high tech world full of things like zombies, arch villains, and biologically engineered monsters. In other words, this book is a […]

Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry

February 27, 2023

Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry is another classic in zombie fiction which came out before The Walking Dead influenced craze of the past decade. I first heard about Jonathan Maberry when he sent me his novel, Dead of the Night, to be reviewed over ten years ago. I enjoyed his novel a great deal and […]

Plague of the Dead by Z.A Recht

February 3, 2023

Plague of the Dead by Z.A Recht is an older, pre-zombie phenomenon novel which came out in 2006. This is before The Walking Dead and the avalanche of zombie fiction, (including mine) which came out in the teens. This book has a different feel than more modern books, maybe you could call it, zombie classic. […]

Servant Mage by Kate Elliott

January 28, 2023

Servant Mage by Kate Elliott is a fantasy novel set in a world where most mages are kept as weakened servants. Instead of tossing fire balls, Fellian is using sparks to light lamps, but only after she is cleaning the outhouses in the tavern where she is a victim of indentured servitude. This all changes […]

Out of Thin Air by Peter D Ward

January 17, 2023

Out of Thin Air by Peter D Ward is a book which focuses on how the changing levels of oxygen molded the evolution of animals over the past 500 million years. When oxygen first appeared on the Earth it was a poison to all the lifeforms living here but slowly, through the eons, creatures evolved […]

Too Many Curses by A. lee Martinez

January 8, 2023

Too Many Curses by A. lee Martinez may currently hold the honor(?) of being the book I have neglected to review for the longest period of time. I gave him a great review for his novel Gil’s All Fright Diner about thirteen years ago, for a web site which died about thirteen years ago, and […]

Red Dust and Bones by Timothy Masters

December 12, 2022

This giant self-published novel intimated me a little for diving into a self-published novel with over 550 pages can be a dangerous affair. In this cause, I need not have worried. Red Dust and Bones is a fantastic ride and for me a quick read. I ripped through this longer book with my weekday, waiting […]