Review of Cozy Mystery Novel ‘For Cheddar or Worse’ by Avery Aames

Read our editorial review of ‘For Cheddar or Worse’, a cozy mystery novel written by Agatha Award-winner and national bestselling author Avery Aames. (more…)


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Review of The Idiot by Elif Batuman

In understanding any work of fiction, the consideration of words and language is, at minimum, implicitly essential—words allow the writer to build the fictional world and create the atmosphere that readers turn to when examining a text. While understanding words and their effects is central to any effort toward thoughtful reading, rarely does a book urge the reader to consider words and language the way Elif Batuman’s The Idiot does. (more…)

Review of ‘The Ocean at the End of the Lane’ by Neil Gaiman

“The dream was haunting me: standing behind me, present and yet invisible, like the back of my head, simultaneously there and not there.”

The nameless narrator in Neil Gaiman’s hauntingly nostalgic novel revisits his childhood home in the English countryside. By doing so, he evokes memories from his youth that had been buried over decades. Forty years earlier, when the narrator was merely seven-years-old, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at his farm. A primeval darkness was unleashed from that moment. (more…)

Review of “Oryx and Crake” by Margaret Atwood

“EXTINCTATHON, Monitored by MaddAddam. Adam named the living animals, MaddAddam names the dead ones. Do you want to play?”

An empty ChickieNobs Bucket O’Nubbins, wild wolvogs and rakunks gone feral, a genetically engineered species of humans that range in color from rose pink to green—these are some of the remnants of a society destroyed by rampant genetic engineering and bio terrorism left behind in Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel, Oryx and Crake. (more…)

The Last Gods of Indochine by Samuel Ferrer

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