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“Lincoln in the Bardo” – A Review

16 Mar

One of the great pleasures in opening a new book is discovering that it is not quite like any other book you’ve previously read. You knit your brow, purse your lips, go “hmmm,” and maybe flip the pages to see if the rest of it is written in a similar fashion. If one were ignorant […]

“The German Girl” – A Book Review

22 Nov

After the success of the Harry Potter and A Song of Ice and Fire franchises, everyone and their mother thought they could cash in by simply creating their own fantasy series. Talk to anyone over the last fifteen years who has decided they want to write a book, and more often than not one of […]

“The Nix” – A Book Review

12 Oct

The very concept of a sprawling novel can be daunting for both the reader and the author. A writer has to be able to juggle narratives like flaming chainsaws dripping with acid. The reader needs to stomach the occasional hundred-page long digression away from characters they’ve grown to love. Any writer who challenges himself to […]

“Underground Airlines” – A Novel Review

1 Sep

History is myth. Abraham Lincoln did not free the slaves; the Thirteenth Amendment did that. FDR did not halt the Great Depression; a wartime economy ended what he had only been able to slow. JFK is considered one of the most beloved of all Presidents even though his accomplishments are few. Still, it can be […]