Category: Reviews

EVERY PRECIOUS THING by Brett Battles – Review

EVERY PRECIOUS THING by Brett Battles – Review
Posted December 8, 2011 by Tammy in Reviews / 0 Comments

Brett Battles is just like a carnival juggler.  Imagine one of those burly guys with a bare oiled chest, juggling impossible objects in front of a stunned crowd by torchlight.  Imagine a chainsaw, a sabre, a fiery club, all flying in air at the same time, and Battles below keeping the whole thing spinning with […]

THE VAGABOND KING by James Conway – Review

THE VAGABOND KING by James Conway – Review
Posted November 30, 2011 by Tammy in Reviews / 0 Comments

Since starting this blog, I have had the opportunity to read several debut books by new writers who are publishing their works exclusively for the digital market. Today I am happy to introduce James Conway, whose ebook The Vagabond King is now available. Written in poetic prose with the blues as a driving rhythmic force, […]

READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline -Review

READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline -Review
Posted November 21, 2011 by Tammy in Reviews / 3 Comments

So, after reading Ready Player One, it turns out I’m a geek.  I suspected I was, since I’ve always had a fondness for all things geeky. But although I was never really into video games (I do remember, however, obsessively playing a game called “Castle” sometime around 1988 or ’89.  It was loaded on my […]

HAZARDOUS CHOICES by Joseph Rinaldo – Review

HAZARDOUS CHOICES by Joseph Rinaldo – Review
Posted November 16, 2011 by Tammy in Reviews / 2 Comments

Joseph Rinaldo’s first book, A Spy at Home, was a thriller about a CIA operative who embezzles nine million dollars from his employer and the repercussions of his actions, and featured an endearing character with Down syndrome.  Hazardous Choices, his second release, also has a main character with Down syndrome, but that is about the […]

ZONE ONE by Colson Whitehead – Review

ZONE ONE by Colson Whitehead – Review
Posted November 5, 2011 by Tammy in Reviews / 0 Comments

Let’s get this straight: Zone One is a zombie novel.  There is blood, viscera, various bodily fluids streaming through the gutters, dead men walking, and heads being blown off right and left.  There is terror and running away and hiding from the dead.  There is a dying world without electricity, ash-covered streets, and bleak prospects […]

WONDERSTRUCK by Brian Selznick – Review

WONDERSTRUCK by Brian Selznick – Review
Posted October 23, 2011 by Tammy in Reviews / 0 Comments

The wonderfully inventive Brian Selznick broke new ground in 2007 with The Invention of Hugo Cabret, a “children’s” book that combined text and illustrations in a way that had never really been done before.  In fact, half the book is text and the other half full-spread illustrations, and the illustrated passages tell just as much […]

THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern – Review

THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern – Review
Posted September 30, 2011 by Tammy in Reviews / 8 Comments

A contortionist folds herself into a tiny box.  A young girl’s gown changes from white to black in front of your eyes.  A magical ice garden waits to be explored within a black and white striped tent.  Welcome to the Night Circus, a place where imagination is real, and reality is whatever you can imagine. […]

A SPY AT HOME by Joseph Rinaldo – Review

A SPY AT HOME by Joseph Rinaldo – Review
Posted September 28, 2011 by Tammy in Reviews / 4 Comments

A Spy at Home is not the kind of book I usually choose to read.  Nonetheless, as a new book review blogger it is flattering to be asked to review a book by a writer who visits your website. So I set off to read it, and discovered a new sub-genre: the international spy thriller/domestic […]

THE LAST WEREWOLF by Glen Duncan – Review

THE LAST WEREWOLF by Glen Duncan – Review
Posted September 17, 2011 by Tammy in Reviews / 1 Comment

This is the first book I’ve ever read by Glen Duncan, and he’s written eight books. Where have I been? I wonder. I have a lot of catching up to do, because I loved this book. I love werewolf stories.  There is something appealing about a character who is compelled to commit monstrous acts, but […]