The Mind of a Twisted Killer – Review of Barbie Wilde’s “The Venus Complex”

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Detective in the Dark – Review of Michael Connelly’s “The Black Echo”

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Bad Writing on Display – Review of Brian Warren’s “Slave of Passion”

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The Weird World of Harry Dresden – Review of Jim Butcher’s “Side Jobs”

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Broken Messiah – Review of Frank Herbert’s “Dune Messiah”

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Tis No Moon – Review of “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars”

Cover Art of "William Shakespeare's Star Wars" As an unabashed lover of both Star Wars and the Bard, I simply could not pass up the opportunity to read a mash-up of the two. Ian Doescher’s William Shakespeare’s Star Wars is great fun to read. The author manages to capture the quintessential myths underpinning Star Wars … Continue reading Tis No Moon – Review of “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars”

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

Book Cover for "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 … Continue reading Review of Robert Heinlein’s “Stranger in a Strange Land”

Still Foolin’ Em: Billy Crystal at his Best

Book Cover for Still Foolin' 'Em 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 … 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

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The War at Home – Review of Jim Butcher’s “Battle Ground”

When you look at Peace Talks and Battle Ground, they really aren’t two separate novels. Instead, they are a duology; two parts of the same story. Battle Groundpicks up immediately after the end of Peace Talks and it rarely stops from beginning to end. If the previous novel was not what you were expecting from … Continue reading The War at Home – Review of Jim Butcher’s “Battle Ground”