Category Archives: Reviews

Mostly of books, but occasionally of movies, TV, music, art, and anything else reviewable

A First-Rate Fish Tale of a Thriller: USA, Inc. – A Review

BOOK | FICTION | THRILLER USA, Inc. (A Mike Wardman Novel: Book 1) by Larry Kahaner RATING: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★   When acclaimed and prolific author, investigative journalist, and private investigator Larry Kahaner reached out to me to … Continue reading

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Games of Thrones + Peaky Blinders / Harry Potter = In the Heart of the Sea

IN THE HEART OF THE SEA FILM | MOVIE | STUDIO | DRAMA RATING: ★ ★ ★ ★ At least that seems to be the math formula used to come up with the cast list. I suppose, though, to get … Continue reading

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I was going to review Hemingway’s A MOVEABLE FEAST, but…

…I am knee deep (I’m pretty tall dude so that’s pretty darn deep) into so much stuff* — stuff being formatting my two latest books HOW NOT TO DIE and SHORT VERSES & OTHER CURSES into print editions; setting up … Continue reading

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THE REVENANT: It’s Really Good (for a laugh)

THE REVENANT FILM | MOVIE | STUDIO | DRAMA RATING: ★ ★ ★ ★ Since I didn’t know off the top of my head what the word “revenant” meant, I had thought, in the spirit of Shakespeare, it was a … Continue reading

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A Review of Short Verses & Other Curses by Paul Xylinides of theliteraryreader

Originally posted on theliteraryreader:
? ? Review of Kurt Brindley’s Short Verses & Other Curses (Haiku, Senryū, & Other Poetic, Artistic, & Photographic Miscellany) by Paul Xylinides ? ? A Warrior Poet’s Hard-Won Epiphanies ? Self-made and/or naturally insight-endowed, Kurt Brindley…

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One of these Fine Looking Books will be our selection for the IABS&R Volume IV…

I was going to post this on Saturday, seeing that August 8 was the last day for submissions to this volume of the Indie Author Book Selection & Review, but when I went to check my post office box – … Continue reading

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A NEW HUMAN & A MULTI DIMENSIONAL PARADIGM by Avril Meyler: An IABS&R Volume IV Book Reveal

This reveal comes from the second package of books I received the other day from my significant haul at the PO Box. The first package of which I revealed here. Subsequent to this haul I received another package from author … Continue reading

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DON’T TOUCH THE GLASS by G.N. Boorse: An IABS&R Volume IV Book Reveal

Quite the haul from just one visit to my PO Box, wouldn’t you say? Makes me feel like a kid at Christmas… Well, we kind of kicked off the IABS&R Volume IV with this, so what do you say we … Continue reading

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A World At War Just Like It Was Yesterday: HAWSER – A Review

BOOK | FICTION | LITERARY HAWSER by J Hardy Carroll RATING: ★ ★ ★ ★ To one who considers some of his favorite literary works to be those about World War II – SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE and CATCH 22 being the … Continue reading

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Let the Games Begin! The IABS&R Volume 3 Games, that is…

A while back, I made notice that we were going to manage IABS&R Volume 3 a little bit differently than we had the previous two. Seeing how I am knee deep into my Emerson Commitment, and I am slowly, very … Continue reading

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Paul Xylinides, a literary fiction author in the classical sense for our less than literary contemporary times – A Review

BOOK | FICTION | LITERARY THE WILD HORSES OF HIROSHIMA by Paul Xylinides RATING: ★ ★ ★ ★ I could have spent the time writing this review of Indie Author Paul Xylinides’s novel The Wild Horses of Hiroshima comparing and … Continue reading

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The Lowdown for the Showdown…

Well, I wouldn’t actually call my review for the IABS&R Volume 2 selection a showdown, but lowdown and IABS&R just doesn’t have the same ring to it as does lowdown and showdown… Can you dig? However, since I’m still a … Continue reading

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The IABS&R Volume 2 Selection Is…

THE WILD HORSES OF HIROSHIMA by Paul Xylinides Before I talk about why I selected Paul’s book, I first want to say thank you to all three authors who submitted their books for this round of the IABS&R. And, truly, … Continue reading

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