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Darkness Wakes by Tim Waggoner

May 16, 2022

Darkness Wakes by Tim Waggoner is a horror novel set in the Midwest. I had someone recommend Waggoner to me, so I grabbed one of his older books at a used bookstore (Bookmans) on the cheap. The story revolves around Aaron who is a veterinarian going through a midlife crisis. With his kids growing into […]

When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris

April 21, 2022

When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris is a collection of amusing and sometimes disturbing tales from the author’s life. Sedaris is a well-known author who has explored much of our globe but always in an odd manner. This book holds about twenty such tales, and although I think he is attempting to […]

Out of the Abyss

April 13, 2022

I received Out of the Abyss as a gift from my lovely new wife. She thought it was more of a manual and less of a Dungeons and Dragons adventure scenario, but upon it being placed in my hands, you know I read it. Let me back up, I usually do not read campaign modules. […]

Ham On Rye by Charles Bukowski

February 22, 2022

Alright, before any gasps of shock or complaining starts, yes, this was my first-time reading Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski.  I have read other works by him but give me a break, being an exclusively Speculative Fiction reviewer for twelve years left me out of the loop. I read so many mediocre books… so […]

Alternadad by Neal Pollack

September 16, 2021

I am still not sure how I ever got a copy of Alternadad by Neal Pollack but it rested on my bookcase for probably a decade before I found the time to pick it up and give it a chance. Now that I can read non-fiction again, I figured I needed to jump in and […]

Tezcatlipoca X

July 17, 2021

Often it is the dark figure which hunts in the Night Using his malign energy to set things Right . . Going where others fear to Tread Returning with evil’s Head . . Dak is in charge of ridding the menace of New Cluster’s Clones. His main problem… he’s dating one.

The Book of the Created by Robert Boyczuk

July 12, 2021

The Book of the Created by Robert Boyczuk is the amazing third novel in the Created Series. If you have not read my recent reviews of the first two novels perhaps take a moment to bounce back on this site and check them out. Unlike many trilogies I have devoured in the past, I read […]

Druid’s Bane by Phillip Henderson

June 28, 2021

Druid’s Bane by Phillip Henderson is a fantasy novel set in a low magic feudal country. The world of Arkaelyon is similar to Europe except they believe in magic even less than the medieval Europeans did. In some respects, this novel is just an alternative world text and just barely a fantasy novel. Genre:  Fantasy […]

The Book of David by Robert Boyczuk

June 12, 2021

The Book of David by Robert Boyczuk is the second book which chronicles the difficult journeys of young David, a boy chosen by the angels to stop the destruction of the spheres. If not put to a halt, the disappearing water levels will cause the death of all life sooner than later. The first novel […]

The Book of Thomas by Robert Boyczuk

May 19, 2021

The Book of Thomas by Robert Boyczuk is the first 5 star review I have given in over a year. But let me back up for a moment. This novel is published by ChiZine which for a long time was my favorite publisher, but then, like so many things in life, e-books and such took […]