Tag Archive: book review

A Murder in Time Had Me Checking My Watch

I am always very hesitant to use the term Mary Sue – it’s so gendered, so often used to attack female characters for traits admired in male ones.

A Safe Girl to Love Sent Me Searching for a Safe Place

Plett creates a community of characters that is familiar but not codependent.

LA Gets Even Weirder in City of Devils

Recommended if you like: Detective stories; science-fiction packed to the gills with monsters and mayhem.

You Should Read This: Sidewalk Dancing by Letitia Moffitt

Sidewalk Dancing is a wonderful glimpse into a life that is both refreshingly different and utterly familiar. Rating: 4.75/5 expensive bottles of perfume

Read A Classic: The Crying of Lot 49

The Crying of Lot 49 did just about everything before it was cool. Rating: 4.9/5 improbable conspiracies involving the postal system

The Castaway Lounge Is Gritty, Gory, and Good

The Castaway Lounge features a town full of “the desperate and the damned,” each trying to eke out an existence in a town that died long ago. Rating: 4/5 titty bar fires

Review: Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor

Book: Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor Rating: 4.75/5 songs that sound like the wind Recommended if you like: Post-apocalyptic settings rife with shape-shifting magic; stories that tend to linger and haunt you long […]

Review: Sad Robot Stories by Mason Johnson

Read Sad Robot Stories if you like stories that show humanity more than sometimes humans can.

You Should Read This: Bigfoot and the Baby by Ann Gelder

Book: Bigfoot and the Baby by Ann Gelder Rating: 4.5/5 bitchin’ vans painted with underwater scenes Recommended if you like: Satirical literary fiction with a dash of sci-fi First lines: […]

Read A Classic: The Turn of the Screw

Book: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James Rating: 3.5/5 theories about insane governesses Recommended if you like: old-timey horror stories First Lines: “The story had held us, round […]

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