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: Pale Highway

Pale Highway by Nicholas Conley 2015.  400 pages.  Genre: Science Fiction Final Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary: Gabriel Schist is spending his remaining years at Bright New Day, a nursing home. He once won the Nobel Prize for inventing a vaccine for AIDS. But now, he has Alzheimer’s, and his mind is slowly... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Intraterrestrial

Intraterrestrial by Nicholas Conley 2018. 254 pages.  Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary: Adam Helios is a bully magnet without many friends. When he starts hearing a voice that claims to come from the stars, he fears he’s losing his mind, so he withdraws even further. On the way... Continue Reading →

Book Review: After Dark

After Dark by Haruki Murakami translated by Jay Ruben 2004. 2007 (translated). 256 pages Genre: Contemporary, Japanese Literature, Surrealism Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Summary: A sleek, gripping novel of encounters set in Tokyo during the spooky hours between midnight and dawn. Mari, a 19-year-old student, is spending the night reading in a Denny's.... Continue Reading →

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