Book Reviews

Fantasy Mash-Up: Book Review of “The Weirding Willows”

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What do the Wicked Witch, Dr. Jekyll, Frankenstein, the Cheshire Cat, and Alice from Wonderland all have in common? Check out the graphic novel "The Weirding Willows", out July 1st, and find out! Read More »

Book Review: Odd Hours by Dean Koontz

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In the fourth Odd Thomas novel, a twenty-one-year-old ghost-whisperer continues his sabbatical from his career as a fry-cook. Every time he tries to get away from the stress of dealing with the dead, trouble finds him—bigger and nastier than ever. His small hometown in the Mojave desert wasn’t peaceful enough. His retreat to a mountaintop monastery was spoiled by a terrifying ordeal. And now it seems he can’t even lie low on a sunny California ... Read More »

Book Review: Take Back The Skies by Lucy Saxon

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A thrilling debut novel from an author whose career promises to go full-steam ahead. Lucy Saxon’s Take Back The Skies offers a solid world of political intrigue, twists, turns and dash of young love. Read More »

Book Review: Conspiracies by F. Paul Wilson

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In The Tomb, Repairman Jack saved New York from a cargo ship full of monsters out of mankind’s darkest, oldest nightmare. In the sequel, Legacies, he helped his client figure out why a bunch of Saudi-oil-backed mercenaries were willing to kill for a secret hidden in her late father’s brownstone. By the time I came to Book 3 in this sixteen-book series, I didn’t know whether to expect a straight mystery-thriller or a novel of ... Read More »

Something Wicked This Way Comes: “Macbeth” Allusions in the “Harry Potter” Series

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Authors throughout time have been known to borrow many of William Shakespeare's themes, character qualities, and plots for their own works. J.K. Rowling borrows several ideas from Shakespeare's Scottish play Macbeth, such as lines and themes from the witches and the concept of a ruthless female villain. Read More »

Book Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Firestorm – The Official Movie Prequel by Greg Keyes

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At the end of the 2011 film, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," roughly 200 apes (chimpanzees, orangutans and gorillas) escape captivity in San Francisco, California and clash with police and local authorities on the Golden Gate Bridge. Following the skirmish, the apes... Read More »

Book Review: Legacies by F. Paul Wilson

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Jack, last name withheld, lives off the grid in New York City. He has no Social Security Number. He pays no income taxes. All his IDs are fake. As far as officialdom is concerned, he doesn’t exist. And that’s the way he likes it. “Repairman Jack,” as he is professionally known, fixes problems for a living. When people come to his website looking for someone to fix their broken appliances, he ignores them. When they ... Read More »

Book Review: Side Jobs by Jim Butcher

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Here is a collection of eleven stories, ranging from very short up to novelette length, supplementing the novels of the Dresden Files. One was written before Storm Front, the very first Dresden novel, when Harry was still an apprentice detective and Jim Butcher was still learning to write. Another was suggested by his publisher as a promotional gimmick for one of his earlier books. One was written for this collection. And the rest were originally ... Read More »

Book Review: Seeds of Rebellion by Brandon Mull

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After reading the first book in the Beyonders trilogy, I decided to drop everything and go to the library to fetch Book 2. This turned into a whirlwind tour of five (5) library branches, after which I came home with two armloads of books to read. Happily, I was able to get my hands on this, the middle book of the trilogy, and read it with an exquisitely tuned balance between relish and haste. And ... Read More »

Book Review: The Art of John Harris – Beyond the Horizon

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"The Art of John Harris - Beyond the Horizon" shows the beauty and majesty of science fiction artwork and teaches that 'Never judge a book by its cover' doesn't always apply. Read More »