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Blogs about what I’m reading and the thoughts that occur during that slow process.

Book Review: Make Me No Grave

Book Review: Make Me No Grave

I realize it’s been a while since I’ve posted on my blog, and some might be wondering where I’ve been. The short answer is reading and working. I’m trying to find a publisher for my new contemporary fantasy book, Funky Dan and the Pixie Dream Girl, and I’m about half-way through the Dresden Files, my new addiction. While submitting a space opera manuscript of mine to Aethon Books for consideration (jury’s still out as of this writing), I came across…

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Book Review: Masters of Atlantis

Book Review: Masters of Atlantis

I honestly have no idea how to describe this book to people who haven’t read it before. I’ve struggled in the days since I’ve finished it to figure out how to summarize it, but it’s just so insane, I don’t know if I adequately can. But I’ll try. Masters of Atlantis is a book by Charles Portis. Yes, the guy who wrote True Grit, and no it has nothing to do with Aquaman. So, with those obvious questions out of the way,…

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Book Review: Dark Run by Mike Brooks

Book Review: Dark Run by Mike Brooks

I don’t do many book reviews because I’m such a slow reader. I do good to finish a book every month, and last month I had the pleasure of finding a space opera called Dark Run. As I’d just finished my own space opera novel called Ragtag Gamblers (still looking for a publisher, by the way), I figured it’d be a good book to further sample the genre. The reviews I’d seen for the book looked mostly positive, almost all of…

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My Stephen King-Fest continues

My Stephen King-Fest continues

I’ve returned to Stephen King books again after taking a short break reading The House With a Clock in Its Walls. You can read my thoughts on that here. SPOILERS AHEAD I won’t lie. It took me a bit to chew through The Gunslinger. Granted, I read it slowly for about 10-20 minutes a day, but the story here is weird. King has crafted something brilliant drawing on multiple themes. But the result is a narrative that I sometimes re-read three times and…

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Thoughts on ‘The House with a Clock in Its Walls’

Thoughts on ‘The House with a Clock in Its Walls’

Those of you who know me know I like to read books that have been turned into movies and compare the two. In fact, most of the books I read end up that way. Today I finished The House With a Clock in Its Walls, and before that I read The Green Mile. I plan to watch both of these movies in the immediate future, with this book’s movie coming out in a couple weeks. I don’t read many books aimed at younger audiences,…

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