Book Review: The Cage Legacy

The Cage Legacy by Nicholas Conley 2012. 320 pages. Genre: Thriller, Horror, Young Adult Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary: Who is Ethan Cage? Is he just a troubled 17-year-old high school student? A quiet, intelligent kid with a bad home life? Or is he a shattered human being, a boy who lost his... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Peppermint

Peppermint by Dorothy Grider Illustrated by Raymond Burns 1950, 1966.  16 pages. Genre: Childrens, Collector's Item Age Range: 3 - 7 years (and by that I mean 3 years olds would enjoy this being read to them)  Reading level is more like 5 - 7. My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary: This is... 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: Kokoro

Kokoro by Natsume Soseki Edwin McClellan (Translator) 1914.  248 pages. Genre: Japanese Literature, Classic, Historical Fiction Final Rating: 5 out of 5 stars   Summary: Kokoro, meaning 'heart', is a tantalizing novel about the friendship between a young man and an enigmatic elder whom he calls Sensei. Set in the early twentieth century, when the... 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: Sailing in Style

Sailing in Style by Dana Mentink 2015. 220 pages. Series: Love By Design, Book 2, Harlequin Heartwarming Genre: Romance Final Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary:  Piper Brindle has spent her entire adult life trying to live down the stigma of her family's checkered history. The one bright spot was Cy Franco, the talented... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Echo V3: The Dialectic of Agony

The Dialectic of Agony by Kent Wayne 2017. 401 pages. Series: Echo, Volume 3 Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian, Speculative Fiction Final Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary:  While Crusader Kischan Atriya fights to keep his life and sanity, his mentor Chrysalis Verus undertakes a perilous journey across the wilds of Echo. Their separate paths... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Clay Tongue

Clay Tongue by Nicholas Conley 2016 53 pages Genre: Fantasy, Visionary Fiction Final Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary:  Katie Mirowitz is a small little girl with an even smaller little voice. She possesses a deep love for her grandfather, who suffers from aphasia after a bad stroke cuts loose the part of his... Continue Reading →

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