Book Review: Girl, Woman, Other, Bernardine Evaristo

Book Review: Girl, Woman, Other, Bernardine Evaristo Fiction: Girl, Woman, Other, Bernardine Evaristo Winner, 2019 Booker Prize   Girl, Woman, Other is a powerful novel by an accomplished writer. Co-winner of the 2019 Booker Prize, Bernardine Evaristo tells the stories of a number of women of varying ages and time periods, connected in a sort […]

Book Review: Haywire, Thaddeus Rutkowski

Book Review: Haywire, Thaddeus Rutkowski Fiction: Haywire, Thaddeus Rutkowski   I read an interview with author Thaddeus Rutkowski in which he described his work as “autobiographical fiction.” He also mentions the term “autofiction” in that same interview. His novel Haywire, originally published in 2011 and rereleased in 2019, strides the line between autobiography and fiction. […]

Book Review: Steel Crow Saga, Paul Krueger

Book Review: Steel Crow Saga, Paul Krueger Fantasy: Steel Crow Saga, Paul Krueger   Steel Crow Saga has been described as Pokemon meets Last Airbender. I doubt I could come up with any description close to matching that. It is a wild fantasy ride through an Asia that shares certain cultural aspects with the continent […]

Book Review: The Marrow Thieves, Cherie Dimaline

Book Review: The Marrow Thieves, Cherie Dimaline Fiction: The Marrow Thieves, Cherie Dimaline   The world lies in broken chaos. Global warming has destroyed the climate, redrawn coastlines, erased borders between nations and sent refugees fleeing everywhere. In The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline, these are not even the worst problems her characters face.   […]

Book Review: This Is How You Lose the Time War, Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone

Book Review: This Is How You Lose the Time War, Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone Science Fiction: This Is How You Lose the Time War, Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone   Red and Blue are agents, soldiers in a time war between two factions competing to change the past in order to secure their future. […]

Book Series Review: The Red: The Trials, and Going Dark, Linda Nagata

Book Series Review: The Red: The Trials, and Going Dark, Books 2 and 3, Linda Nagata   Science Fiction/Thriller: The Red: The Trials,and Going Dark, Books 2 and 3, Linda Nagata   The story of Lieutenant James Shelley and The Red continues through a trilogy of books. After the events of the first book, Shelley […]

Book Review: The Red: First Light, Linda Nagata

Book Review: The Red: First Light, Book 1, Linda Nagata Science Fiction Thriller: The Red: First Light, Book 1, Linda Nagata   Lieutenant James Shelley is a very good soldier. He has a crack team and a lot of help. Cybernetic implants keep them connected to satellites, drones, and the latest intel. None of this […]