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Posts Tagged ‘Southwest Book Reviews

The Troop by Nick Cutter

November 27, 2022

A few days before Halloween I realized I was not reading a horror book and I felt this was quite remiss. I looked through my unreads and discovered I had a hidden horror book left. I thought The Troop was a science fiction soldier type of thing and just between us there are two huge […]

Skeleton Man by Tony Hillerman

October 6, 2022

Skeleton Man by Tony Hillerman is a mystery novel set in the southwest and is centered around the Navajo Nation. I would be surprised if anyone reading this has not heard of Tony Hillerman, since he is one of the premiere mystery writers of our generation. I have already read about a half dozen of […]

The Many Deaths of Cyan Wraithwate by R. Perez de Pereda

September 24, 2022

The Many Deaths of Cyan Wraithwate by R. Perez de Pereda is a short fantasy novel which has the feel of a mythological tale. Early in the story, Cyan receives a magical wrist guard which resurrects him each time he dies, and, spoiler alert, he dies a lot in this novella. There is a drawback, […]

Whispering Nickel Idols by Glen Cook

August 22, 2022

Whispering Nickel Idols by Glen Cook centers around Garret, a private eye who lives within a chaotic fantasy city and his giant entourage of strange allies and creatures. I have read dozens of Glen Cook books so when I saw one at Bookman’s I grabbed it. I read the first half while battling covid in […]

The Ancestor’s Tale by Richard Dawkins

June 1, 2022

The Ancestor’s Tale by Richard Dawkins is a scientific achievement of epic proportions. Dawkins, in a personable and informative manner, guides the reader back through time. We stop at each Rendezvous Point where we meet up with a wider spread of ancestors as he continues backwards through the evolution of life on this planet. This […]

Triumph of the Wizard King by Chad Corrie

March 21, 2022

Triumph of the Wizard King by Chad Corrie is the last book in The Wizard King Trilogy. I read the first two books of this series last summer. The first was on my big vacation and since I was getting married, I saved the last one for our first Honeymoon. I can not say this […]

Red Pill Blue Pill by David Neiwert

February 10, 2022

Are you looking for a scary non-fiction book? Red Pill Blue Pill by David Neiwert might be scarier than half of the horror novels I have read over the last decade. This book dives into the origin of Conspiracy Theories, why they are a bigger problem currently than ever before, and perhaps how we can […]

Cyberfunk edited by Milton J. Davis

January 17, 2022

The Cyberpunk anthology Cyberfunk which was edited by Milton J. Davis was recommended to me by one of my friends living in Boston. Cyberfunk is an anthology which explores the paths Cyberpunk heroes and villains can take with an Afrocentric flavor. Nineteen Black Speculative Fiction authors came together under Milton’s guidance and produced the entertaining […]

Get 10,000+ Twitter Followers by Cathy Turney

December 30, 2021

I knew a gal who found a great book to help her get to a new level on Twitter. Unfortunately, I quickly discovered Get 10,000+ Twitter Followers by Cathy Turney must not have been it. I had a bad gut reaction to this book, but bought it anyway, I will try not to do that […]

Canyon Calls by Michael Just

December 15, 2021

Canyon Calls by Michael Just is a fiction anthology which focuses on events occurring in and on the edge of the Grand Canyon. This smaller than average sized book contains nine stories and I enjoyed them all. There were not any real stickers here and the author kept up a steady level of quality throughout […]