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Book Review: Reunion, by Jeff Bennington

David Ray stood in front of his mirror, dressed to kill. I look good, he thought, like the real deal, like a real killer. He narrowed his eyes, grit his teeth and unfolded his checklist. Sharp blades of black hair … Continue reading

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Book Review: Seven Point Eight, by Marie Harbon

Another man now spoke out loudly, clearly and confidently. The Mediterranean skinned woman who had discussed the invisibility experiment turned to look and appeared to recognise the new speaker, although he did not acknowledge her. He had listened intently to … Continue reading

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The Eclectic Reader Challenge 2012

I see this challenge as a good prod for me. I actually do read across genres, but to do so consciously might be another matter entirely. As an educational experience as a writer, I’m certain this will be good for me. Continue reading

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Book Reviews: What To Expect

I consider myself a forgiving yet honest reviewer. I’m not going to bash an author personally if I don’t like what I’ve read, but I’m not going to give in to the urge to patronize, either. I will post reviews of books I didn’t like so much, but I will be fair and explain exactly why I came to the conclusions I report. And, of course, these very same principles apply to the books I rate highly, as well. Continue reading

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Book Review: Dracula, by Bram Stoker

My attention was locked from the first page, as if I were the not-too-bright teenager who ascends the creaking stairs of the old house while the audience pleads, “Don’t go! Don’t open that door! For God’s sake, don’t peek into that coffin!” Continue reading

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