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Book Review: Zombielicious – Author Timothy McGivney


There’s no sense trying to hide it, or trying to tap dance around certainly elements of this book, because some people might find those same elements a deal-breaker and I don’t want to waste their time reading a review for a novel they wouldn’t read anyway, but Zombielicious, Timothy McGivney’s debut novel, contains not one instance of man-on-man love, but ...

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Book Review: Forsaken – Author Andrew Van Wey


When I was thinking about how to begin my review of Andrew Van Wey’s Foresaken, I gave serious thought to starting with these three words: β€œThis book sucks.”  But when I floated this idea to my wife she talked me out of it, arguing it wasn’t professional, wasn’t much of a review, and in any event, wasn’t really fair.Β  After ...

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Book Review: Poisonous – Author Tommy B. Smith


Poisonous, the latest novella by Tommy B. Smith is a rarity of its format.Β  Where I’d always believed novellas should have an economy of storytelling, and a propulsive quality to the writing, making the story readable in one or two sittings – think of the collection Different Seasons, by Stephen King, and how easily digestible it is – Mr. Smith ...

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Book Review: Mask of Cybele – Author Erik Greenman

Mask of Cybele

Mask of Cybele, the new novel by Erik Greenman, published as an e-book for multiple platforms, is the kind of book that gives self-publishing and POD books a bad name.Β It is tedious, boring, lacks a narrative drive and conflict, and is nothing short of a self-indulgent mess.Β It is the type of book that traditional publishers would shun, as it lacks ...

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Book Review: Paradigms of Suffering: Dig the Knife Deeper – Author Greg Dixon


Years ago, back before she became a blowhard talk-show host and everything kind of went sideways, to a certain extent, for Rosie O’Donnell, she was a movie β€˜star’ –at least in the loosest sense of the word. Well, as a star, one of the things she regularly found herself doing was press for the films she was in. Sometimes this ...

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