Book Review: Glory Road

Glory Road by Robert A. Heinlein 1963. 294 pages. Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy My Rating: 2 out of 5 stars Summary: When "Scar" Gordon read a personals ad promising "very high pay, glorious adventure, great danger", with physical requirements, except for the part about being "handsome", that fit him to a T, he answered it,... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Milk and Honey

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur 2014. 204 pages. Genre: Poetry Final Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars Summary: #1 New York Times bestseller Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a... Continue Reading →

To Be a Roach, To Be a Human

Because these stories are so short and closely related, I decided to do a double review for them, so that they might be properly compared and discussed without the headache of switching back and forth between two different posts. Franz Kafa's Metamorphosis is a familiar classic that tells the tale of an overworked young man... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Walking the Black Cat

Walking the Black Cat by Charles Simic 1996.  96 pages. Genre: Poetry   Final Rating: 5 out of 5 stars  Summary:  Hamlet's ghost wandering the halls of a Vegas motel, a street corner ventriloquist using passersby as dummies, and Jesus panhandling in a weed-infested Eden are just a few of the startling conceits Simic unleashes in... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Choice of the Cat

Choice of the Cat by E. E. Knight 2004. 344 pages. Series: The Vampire Earth, Book 2 Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Speculative, Dystopian My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Summary: The alien Reapers have ruled Earth for forty-five years. David Valentine is a member of the human resistance, who is now being trained... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Anxiety Girl

Anxiety Girl by Lacey London 2017. 224 pages. Series: Anxiety Girl, Book 1 Genre: Contemporary, Mental Health Awareness Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars   Summary:  One in four people will be affected by mental health issues at some point in their lives, but it couldn’t happen to you, could it? Sadie Valentine is... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Pretties

Pretties by Scott Westerfeld 2005. 348 pages. Series: Uglies, Book 2 Genre: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult Final Rating: 3 out of 5 stars   Summary:  Tally has finally become pretty. Now her looks are beyond perfect, her clothes are awesome, her boyfriend is totally hot, and she's completely popular. It's everything she's ever wanted.... Continue Reading →

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