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reviewed Park Avenue to Park Bench. June 30
Park Avenue to Park Bench
The author, Michael Domino sent me a free copy in exchange for a non-biased opinion.      In the author's introduction he stated that the book is a collection of actual experiences …
reviewed The Martian Chronicles (The Grand Mas.... January 29
The Martian Chronicles (The Grand Master Editions)
I don’t often re-read books.  Like most of you, I probably have thousands I’d like to read, and rarely do I see the value in perusing something I’ve already perused again.  …
reviewed Wee Willie Winkie. February 16, 2012
Rudyard Kipling - Wee Willie Winkie
      Did your mother or grandmother ever lull restless you to sleep by crooning lines like these?   "Wee Willie Winkie runs through the town, Up stairs and down stairs …
Crossing the Line, by Stephen Jay Schwartz
   Crossing the Line is a short story introducing Stephen Jay Schwartz’s wounded character, Hayden Glass. In later books, Hayden is a seasoned cop, battling his sex addiction and fighting …
reviewed Short Stories of Earl Staggs: Mystery.... June 20, 2011
Short Stories of Earl Staggs: Mystery Fiction From Hardboiled To Humor
   Featuring sixteen stories written by Earl Staggs, this collection of previously published short stories is a very good one. While the works range in style from cozy to hardboiled noir, you …
reviewed Mulvaney Stories. May 18, 2011
Mulvaney Stories
Born in Bombay, India in 1865 to English parents, Rudyard Kipling and his younger sister Trix were brought back to England for schooling. After graduating from high school at Westward Ho! on the coast, …
reviewed Off On a Starship. February 28, 2011
posted in SF Signal
Off On a Starship
This story was my introduction to William Barton, which in hindsight was a bit of luck. His other work is just as brilliant, but not the most inviting. Off On a Starship is playful and optimistic, yet …
reviewed Second Person, Present Tense. February 28, 2011
posted in SF Signal
Free will is just an illusion, self just a complex narrative after the fact. Modern theories on consciousness can be pretty daunting. But Daryl Gregory's story effortless tackles these themes and …
reviewed The Moonlight Message. February 03, 2011
The Moonlight Message
Denice Barlow Brown’s “The Moonlight Message” is a great “historical short story” for young readers.  The story takes place during the opening days of the American …
reviewed INHUMAN CONDITION: Tales Of Mystery A.... January 31, 2011
INHUMAN CONDITION: Tales Of Mystery And Suspense by Kate Thornton
Sometimes the blurb on the book encapsulates the book in an excellent way. From the back cover of the recently released collection, INHUMAN CONDITION written by Kate Thornton, comes this explanation: …
reviewed The Golem of rabbi Loew. January 28, 2011
The Golem of rabbi Loew
   Johnny Townsend's interesting, well-written, and thought-provoking dozen short stories focus on sex in an often explicit manner and on Judaism with open fondness. Some stories look at …
Mystery Writers of America Presents The
Linda Fairstein, herself a prosecutor in Manhattan for 25 years, has compiled an anthology of legal shorts written by some of the most well known and most exciting members of the Mystery Writers of America. …
reviewed You Know When The Men Are Gone by Sio.... January 12, 2011
You Know When The Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon
You Know When The Men Are Gone is a beautifully written slender volume of short stories centering around the wives of deployed soldiers based at Ft. Hood, Texas. The stories are loosely related involving …
reviewed The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan.... January 05, 2011
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag
Heinlein's 6xH is a collection of (would you believe it?) six of Heinlein's short stories ranging in tone from warmly optimistic and almost religious through paranormal mysticism all the way to …
Northern Frights 1: Chilling tales by Robert
In his introduction, editor Don Hutchison provides us with a wonderful rationale for the accumulation of this marvelous little collection of horror shorts with a very clear Canadian twist:   …
posted a Quick Tip about Skeletons in the Closet & Other Creep.... December 28, 2010
Skeletons in the Closet & Other Creepy Stories
A collection of thoroughly enjoyable horror short stories with a uniquely Canadian atmosphere. At $.99 for a Kindle download, you can hardly go wrong. This very talented author definitely deserves a higher …
Skeletons in the Closet & Other Creepy Stories
Cheryl Kaye Tardif's SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET is nothing like Henry James' classic, THE TURN OF THE SCREW.      Here's a prediction you can take to the bank! Years from …
posted a Quick Tip about 6xH: Six stories. December 10, 2010
6xH: Six stories
A collection of six of Heinlein's short stories representing a wildly eclectic blend of plots and characters. The quality and credibility of the stories is all over the literary map as well! But, rest …
reviewed 6xH: Six stories. December 10, 2010
6xH: Six stories
Heinlein's 6xH is a collection of (would you believe it?) six of Heinlein's short stories ranging in tone from warmly optimistic and almost religious through paranormal mysticism all the way to …
posted a Quick Tip about Stories from the Vinyl Cafe. November 30, 2010
Stories of family life in small town Canada by Canada's best known and quintessential modern story teller!
reviewed Stories from the Vinyl Cafe. November 30, 2010
In Stories From the Vinyl Café, Stuart McLean has presented a picture of Canadian life, culture and values that will recall Garrison Keillor's successful portrayal of life in small town America …
reviewed The Other Side. November 16, 2010
The Other Side
   Seven stories explore what happens when life turns out the way we never thought it would. For many characters, this dead-ends into a "teleology of despair." Finan's mood's …
reviewed Drinking Coffee Elsewhere. October 23, 2010
drinking coffee elsewhere
I've heard a lot of criticism about this book, so I put off reading it. This just goes to show I rarely agree with my friends when it comes to literature ... I loved it. "Drinking Coffee Elsewhere" was …
reviewed The Channel: Stories From L.A.. October 21, 2010
THE CHANNEL: Stories From L.A.
As the cover states, THE CHANNEL: Stories From L.A. is a collection of ten stories based in the Los Angeles area "from the 1950s to the not-too-distant future." And what a gripping collection …
reviewed Different Seasons. October 14, 2010
Different Seasons
Until I started reading King myself, I had always thought of him as a horror writer. The first book I read by King was IT. After reading that, I realized that he wasn't just a horror writer, but was …
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