Review of The Offspring

Offering a read that simultaneously compels, repels, and excites, author Bill Pinnell’s The Offspring, peers into the dark side of human nature via family relationships, secrets, and racism, shown through a multi-layered, multigenerational, multi-perspective lens bringing together a set of characters whose lives intersect in interesting and at times intense ways. First, the curiosity is […]

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Pacific Northwest Author Gregg Olsen

Author Gregg Olsen writes mystery novels with the American Pacific Northwest as his location backdrop. I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, therefore have knowledge of and an interest in the area. In Olsen’s Lying Next to Me the Last Thing She Ever Did his setting is the Puget Sound region between Olympia […]

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Book Review of Who’s There by Dimas Rio

Offering horror fans a literate concoction of brief yet creatively posed stories woven with a supernatural bent throughout, Who’s There? by author Dimas Rio does well to stimulate the imagination with his collection of Asian culture-centric, eclectic shorts each sure to pique the interest as well as tingle the spine. Firstly, Author Dimas beguiles the […]

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Book Review of Joe’s Odyssey

When it comes to a road trip brimming with outrageous escapades and misconduct, Joe’s Odyssey by author Nick LaTorre definitely makes an impression. Fueled by testosterone, the overall narrative refreshes the college road trip genre by taking readers along on an action-filled tale with a quartet of hedonistic, pleasure-seeking friends, which includes adventure on the […]

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Book Review of The Friends of Allan Renner

Dave J. Andrae’s The Friends of Allan Renner proposes an intelligent exploration of life through a multi-level, multiperspectival narrative which comes by virtue of Allan Renner’s encounters and discourse with his eclectic assortment of friends. This book is definitively an offering of food for thought, brimming with revelations about life and people in general. This […]

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Review of The Gene Rasp by Patrick L. McConnell

A noteworthy excursion into the world of science fiction, Patrick L. McConnell’s The Gene Rasp renders the heart and the mind rapt with its exploration of the heart and humanity through the journey of the inventor of a phenomenal life altering device offering hope to mankind for a future utopia. Fascinating from its outset, the […]

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Book Review of Harbor’s Edge by Sanne Rothman

Sanne Rothman’s young adult thriller, Harbor’s Edge, piques the curiosity while romancing the imagination, with a story that offers mystery, the supernatural, budding romance, and an intelligent 14-year-old heroine on a profoundly insightful journey to self-discovery. The story is set in beautiful Hawaii with which author Sanne Rothman does a wonderful job of detailing the […]

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The Japanese American Story As Told Through A Collection of Speeches and Articles, A Story of Hope

Although there has been some attention brought to the experience of Japanese Americans during World War II when people of Japanese descent were unjustly incarcerated in American concentration camps, it is a story about which much of the general public is not aware. These people suffered extreme racism and hatred. Surviving required hope to bring […]

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