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Welcome to my weird little corner of the web. I’m an Independent Author, Blogger, and Podcaster. Here you’ll find links to my podcast, The King’s Crier Podcast, book reviews, poetry, essays, reviews of TV and Films, and ramblings on subjects near and dear to me.

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Review of Robert Heinlein’s “Stranger in a Strange Land”

Religion and sexuality are two of the most difficult subjects to engage as a writer. Regardless of the writer’s intentions, someone is going to be deeply offended or challenged, probably both. Robert Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land seeks to both offend and challenge. Heinlein uses the eponymous stranger to stand on a soap box … Continue reading Review of Robert Heinlein’s “Stranger in a Strange Land”

Still Foolin’ Em: Billy Crystal at his Best

Comedy is often built on tragedy. Memoirs are a form of literature that often mines a person’s tragedy to create universal feelings in the reader. Billy Crystal’s Still Foolin’ Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys is a brilliant memoir from a supremely funny man. Much like Steve … Continue reading Still Foolin’ Em: Billy Crystal at his Best

The Horrible Childhood of a Pulp Icon – Review of “Ham on Rye” by Charles Bukowski

Horror stories often involve the supernatural or the extra-ordinary. Often times the only mundane subjects in such stories are the principal characters, generally mortal men and women bereft in a world that once made perfect sense. But what if the world never made sense? What if the horror itself was mundane and the result of … Continue reading The Horrible Childhood of a Pulp Icon – Review of “Ham on Rye” by Charles Bukowski

Beautiful Nightmares – Remembering Kentaro Miura

The recent passing of Kentaro Miura has given me pause. Known for being the creator of Berserk, a dark fantasy manga that has influenced countless artists and writers over the years, Miura’s death hurt. I wasn’t a big fan of manga growing up. That had always been the realm my younger brother was attached to. … Continue reading Beautiful Nightmares – Remembering Kentaro Miura

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