Book Reviews

Book Review: The Hunger, by Alma Katsu

The Hunger By: Alma Katsu Published: March 6, 2018 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Length: 376 pages; hardcover The Rundown: “Evil is invisible, and it is everywhere. Tamsen Donner must be a witch.  That is the only way to explain the series of misfortunes that have plagued the wagon train known as the Donner Party.  Depleted…… Continue reading Book Review: The Hunger, by Alma Katsu

Movie Reviews

Movie Review: 1922 (2017)

1922 Director: Zak Hilditch Screenwriter: Zak Hilditch Released: September 23, 2017 Runtime: 1h 41m Rating: TV-MA The Rundown: “A rancher conspires to murder his wife for financial gain and convinces his teenage son to participate.” What a Wonderful World: The story is set rural Nebraska, and describes the events of the year 1922 from the…… Continue reading Movie Review: 1922 (2017)

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Book Review: United States of Japan, by Peter Tieryas

United States of Japan By: Peter Tieryas Published: March 1, 2016 by Angry Robot Page Count: 400 pages; paperback The Rundown: “Decades ago, Japan won the Second World War.  Americans worship their infallible Emperor, and nobody believes Japan’s conduct in the war was anything but exemplary.  Nobody, that is, except the George Washingtons—a shadowy group…… Continue reading Book Review: United States of Japan, by Peter Tieryas

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Book Review: Winter Tide (The Innsmouth Legacy #1), by Ruthanna Emrys

Winter Tide (The Innsmouth Legacy #1) By: Ruthanna Emrys Published: April 4, 2017 The Rundown: “After attacking Devil’s Reef in 1928, the U.S. Government rounded up the people of Innsmouth and took them to the desert, far from their ocean, their Deep One ancestors, and their sleeping god Cthulhu.  Only Aphra and Caleb Marsh survived…… Continue reading Book Review: Winter Tide (The Innsmouth Legacy #1), by Ruthanna Emrys

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Book Review: The Ballad of Black Tom, by Victor LaValle

The Ballad of Black Tom By: Victor LaValle Published: February 16, 2016 The Rundown: “People move to New York looking for magic and nothing will convince them it isn’t there.  Charles Thomas Tester hustles to put food on the table, keep the roof over his father’s head, from Harlem to Flushing Meadows to Red Hook. …… Continue reading Book Review: The Ballad of Black Tom, by Victor LaValle

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Book Review: Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders

Lincoln in the Bardo By: George Saunders Published: February 14, 2017 The Rundown: “On February 22, 1862, two days after his death, Willie Lincoln was laid to rest in a marble crypt in a Georgetown cemetery.  That very night, shattered by grief, Abraham Lincoln arrives at the cemetery under cover of darkness and visits the…… Continue reading Book Review: Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders