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I Am Nujood: Age 10 And Divorced by Nujood Ali
A little girl grows up in Yemen, in a tiny village far from the big city of Sana'a.  Among many brothers and sisters, she's never alone and contented with her simple life.  Then an argument …
reviewed The Find by James Valko. May 07, 2010
The Find by James Valko
   A group of thirteen archeology students are found dead of an apparent mass suicide just outside Re's Cavern, deep in the Grand Canyon, seeming to be victims of the delusions of charismatic …
The Faggiest Vampire by Carlton Mellick III
   Bizzaro for children? You must be daft!! But yes folks, here it is. Mellick, a favorite in Bizarro Land, has written a book for children that not only shows off his more matured …
reviewed An Irish Country Girl by Patrick Taylor. January 15, 2010
An Irish Country Girl by Patrick Taylor
   'An Irish Country Girl' is the 4th book in Patrick Taylor's "Irish Country" series. I strongly recommend reading the first three books first. 'An Irish Country Doctor', 'An Irish …
Marley & Me: A Memoir
I simply had to have this book after watching the movie.  The novel is solidly written and while the movie sticks pretty much to the book, there's so much more detail of the life of John Grogan, …
reviewed Nova Swing. November 28, 2009
Nova Swing by M. John Harrison
   Though Harrison himself admits that 'Nova Swing' can stand on it's own, it's best enjoyed if you've read his previous book 'Light', which introduces the legendary pilot Ed Chianese and the …
reviewed Zombies: A Record Of The Year Of Infe.... November 10, 2009
Zombies: A Record Of The Year Of Infection
It's not often that you come across a unique Zombie novel - the popularity of the subject has flooded the market with many zombie books that simply clone one another. 'Zombies: A Record Of The Year Of …
reviewed Crescent by Phil Rossi. November 06, 2009
Crescent by Phil Rossi
I was torn between 4 and 5 stars so I gave this novel the benefit of the doubt. Gerald Evans owns a salvage operation, piloting his ship 'Bean' (with a personality of it's own) into space to salvage dead …
reviewed Finch by Jeff VanderMeer. November 03, 2009
Finch by Jeff VanderMeer
   Back to the timeless city of Ambergris, from VanderMeer's 'City Of Saints And Madmen' and 'Shriek: An Afterward'. Ambergris has changed a great deal over the last century. The once mysterious …
reviewed Shriek: An Afterward by Jeff VanderMeer. October 13, 2009
Shriek: An Afterward by Jeff VanderMeer
   While 'Shriek: An Afterward' is fully capable of standing on it's own, it is technically a sequel to VanderMeer's fantastic 'City Of Saints And Madmen'. While 'City' was somewhat a documentary …
reviewed The Rookie by Scott Sigler. October 13, 2009
The Rookie by Scott Sigler
   700 years from now, a boy named Quentin Barnes is born on Mining Colony IV (called Micovi) in the Purist Nation. By the time he was five he was orphaned and working in the mines as slave …
reviewed The Ghost Trap by K. Stephens. October 08, 2009
The Ghost Trap by K. Stephens
   Jamie Eugley is a lobsterman, as was his father and grandfather before him. As with all lobsterman, Jamie fishes his own territory, mindful of never crossing out of it into other fisherman's …
reviewed Strange Tales Of Secret Lives by Jeff.... October 08, 2009
Strange Tales Of Secret Lives by Jeff VanderMeer
   K.J. Bishop, author of the stunning novel 'The Etched City', described 'Secret Lives' by Jeff VanderMeer as "whimsical".  It is that and so much more.  Have you ever wondered …
reviewed Honolulu. September 28, 2009
   In 1897, a young Korean girl was born in the tiny village of Pojogae, and named "Regrettable" by her parents because she was just a girl and not a boy. Later shortened to Regret, …
reviewed Buffalo Lockjaw by Greg Ames. September 21, 2009
Buffalo Lockjaw by Greg Ames
   The book opens with James Fitzroy visiting his mother, Ellen, on Thanksgiving, at the Elms facility in Buffalo where he grew up. He arrives from NYC in a rental car with 'Assisted Suicide …
reviewed The Fifth Element Novelization by Ter.... September 16, 2009
The Fifth Element Novelization by Terry Bisson
   An ancient secret is needed to save the world, hidden deep in the deserts of Egypt.  The movie starts with a prelude from 1914 when the Monascheiwans come to Earth to remove the four …
reviewed Breathers by S.G. Browne. September 16, 2009
Breathers by S.G. Browne
   Andrew has been taken in by his parents after he's found wandering around, awakened from his death and walking out of the mortuary, and taken to the local SPCA who is now equipped to deal …
reviewed The Unscratchables by Cornelius Kane. September 14, 2009
The Unscratchables by Cornelius Kane
   Two gangster Rotweilers are found shot dead in a seedy part of town called Fly's Picnic. On the case is bull terrier detective Max "Crusher" McNash and his sidekick Bud Borzoi from …
reviewed John The Revelator. September 11, 2009
John The Revelator by Peter Murphy
   John Devine is a young man growing up in the small rural Irish town of Kilcody. He's raised by his single mother Lily, a chain-smoking bible quoter with the occasional peculiar references …
reviewed Night Navigation by Ginnah Howard. September 10, 2009
Night Navigation by Ginnah Howard
   Mark Merrick is a heroin addict who's decided to check himself into detox. With one last fix from friend Carla, he asks his mother Del to drive him upstate to the only facility that has a …
reviewed Perfection: A Memoir of Betrayal and .... August 30, 2009
Perfection by Julie Metz
   Being a widow myself, I was curious how well Julie Metz would be able to capture those unique feelings of being a young widow. To my delight, she's done an excellent job portraying the emptiness, …
reviewed Crystal Healer: A StarDoc Novel by S..... August 27, 2009
Crystal Healer by S.L. Viehl
   Jarn, (who was Dr. Cherijo Gray-Veil up until the 6th book, 'Rebel Ice', where her head injury was so severe she had no memories and was reborn as Jarn of Akkabarr) and her husband Duncan …
reviewed He, She, And It by Marge Piercy. May 25, 2009
He, She, And It by Marge Piercy
Shira works for a large Multi (a domed city in the ruins of the world that houses a specific corporation - in Shira's case the Y-S Corporation), and has recently split up with her husband Josh and is …
reviewed Fragment by Warren Fahy. May 06, 2009
Fragment by Warren Fahy
Onboard the ship Trident, the newest reality TV show, Sealife, is being filmed. The Trident sails from island to island with an interesting mix of characters and scientists to explore the ecosystems and …
The Pilo Family Circus by Will Elliott
On his way home from work late one night, Jamie almost runs over a strange man in a clown suit.  The very next night his car breaks down and he's pushing it off the road, he sees the same clown on …
reviewed The City And The City by China Mieville. April 26, 2009
The City And The City by China Mieville
Somewhere outside London are the twin cities of Beszal and Ul Qoma; but they are not necessarily neighbors - they occupy the same Space and Time as each other, with "Crosshatches" of overlapping. It's …
reviewed Blood In Electric Blue by Greg F. Gifune. April 23, 2009
Blood In Electric Blue by Greg F. Gifune
Something has risen from the ocean, and taken the form of a woman.  Meanwhile, Dignon Malloy picks up a used copy of a book called 'Mythical Beings In A Mortal World' and takes it home to his apartment, …
reviewed The Addict by Michael Stein. April 18, 2009
The Addict by Michael Stein
Dr. Michael Stein has worked for twenty years in addiction recovery, specifically opiate and heroin recovery, as a licensed distributor of the opiate blocker Buprenorphine. He has used real patients (changing …
reviewed Attachments by Judith Rossner. April 16, 2009
Attachments by Judith Rossner
It's 1956 in Beverly Hills. Nadine has known about conjoined twins Amos and Eddie for six years but has never met them. She and her best friend Dianne have been off to college, Dianne to get her law degree …
reviewed The Girls by Lori Lansens. April 12, 2009
The Girls by Lori Lansens
Rose and Ruby Darlen were born in Leaford, Baldoon County during the worst tornado in history. Little four year old Larry Merkel and his blue bike were sucked up into the funnel, Larry never to be seen …
reviewed Drago Descending by Greg F. Gifune. April 10, 2009
Drago Descending by Greg F. Gifune
David Drago is a private investigator in the sleepy town of New Bedford. He lives in his office, unable to afford rent for both home and office. One day he receives a call from a man simply called Abdiel, …
reviewed Ablutions by Patrick DeWitt. April 05, 2009
Ablutions by Patrick DeWitt
You Have bad teeth and your breath is poor...Discuss. A nameless barman takes notes about what happens inside his bar; including his own drinking habits, mob mentality in fights, ghosts in the mirror, …
reviewed Undress Me In The Temple Of Heaven. March 31, 2009
Undress Me In The Temple Of Heaven by Susan Gilman
Susan Jane Gilman sits in an IHOP with her Brown University friend Claire Van Houten, when Claire declares they need to take a backpacking trip across the world, starting with the only recently opened …
reviewed A Woman Worth Ten Coppers by Morgan H.... March 28, 2009
A Woman Worth Ten Coppers by Morgan Howell
Yim has lived her entire life with a Wise Woman, sheltered and barely loved, until the day the Seer shows up to take her to her destiny. All Yim knows of her destiny is that she is The Chosen, and must …
reviewed The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian. March 19, 2009
The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian
Ella and John Robina are in their 80's. Ella has incurable cancer and is in the last stages. John has Alzheimer's, and sometimes doesn't even recognize Ella. Against the doctor's strict orders, and stern …
reviewed Gladiator: A True Story Of 'Roids, Ra.... March 17, 2009
Gladiator by Dan Clark a.k.a. Nitro
Born to a Japanese mother and an American father, Dan Clark's life didn't begin well.  His father took him and his older brother Randy away from his mother and little sister when Clark was only four …
reviewed The Man Who Folded Himself. February 10, 2009
The Man Who Folded Himself by David Gerrold
Originally written in 1972, 'The Man Who Folded Himself' was revised by the author David Gerrold in 2003, to include current events such as the 9/11 disaster. So even if you read this book in the 70's, …
reviewed The Lake, The River, And The Other La.... February 02, 2009
The Lake, The River, And The Other Lake
The town is called Weneshkeen, near Lake Michigan. The "big lake" is connected by the Oh-John-Ninny-River, known as the Oh-John, to the "little lake", Lake Meenigeesis. Enter the lives of small town America, …
reviewed The Spare Room by Helen Garner. January 29, 2009
The Spare Room by Helen Garner
Helen lives a happy life as a writer, next door to her daughter Eva and perky five-year-old granddaughter Bessie. Until the day she agrees to take fifteen-year friend Nicola into her care for three weeks. …
reviewed Snuff (book). January 28, 2009
Cassie Wright, an aging porn star, is filming her finale in the industry with a whopping idea for her closure: to have sex with 600 different men in one movie.  Cassie has been in the industry for …
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