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Book Review: ‘B & Me: A True Story of Literary Arousal’ by J.C. Hallman


Adding depth beyond literary criticism of Baker, the sense of playfulness reveals Hallman may perhaps have a serious obsession about Baker. Through it all he teaches the reader to be a better reader, to seek an understanding of an author’s awareness of his own strength and weakness. Read More »

Interview: Marly Youmans, Author of ‘Glimmerglass: A Novel’, Poet and Teacher, Part 2 of 2

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'If I could tell my young self something, I'd say that she should not let anything take away her joy in making things out of words – that whatever tends to take away from that deep play and pleasure should be questioned.' Read More »

Interview: Marly Youmans, Author of ‘Glimmerglass: A Novel,’ Poet and Writing Instructor, Part 1 of 2

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'Anything that deepens your life is of use to a writer. Anything that makes you a bigger person on the inside is of use. Anything that helps you understand other people is of use. And anything that causes you to grieve, love, be sheltering, be upset, and feel joy is of use.' Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Book Case,’ A Police Thriller by Nelson DeMille


DeMille's charming prose blends suspense, a crime puzzle solution and a subtle sense of humor. Read More »

Book Review: The Gothic Wanderer: From Transgression to Redemption by Tyler R. Tichelaar, Ph.D.

The Gothic Wanderer is an exploration of man's deepest fears... Read More »

Book Review: A Haunted Mind: Inside The Dark Twisted World of H.P. Lovecraft by Dr. Bob Curran

A Haunted Mind ventures into both verifiable global history and folklore to produce an interesting read. Read More »

Book Review: A Short Autobiography by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ed. James L. W. West III

A Short Autobiography, comprised of personal essays from F. Scott Fitzgerald written over the course of his career, is disappointing. Read More »

Yes, Virginia, There is a Literary Critic

If you can't explain why you love or hate a book then shut it up! Read More »

Pink Floyd, Paranoia, and Publishing

No room for creativity in contemporary traditional publishing Read More »

From John le Carré to Jake Needham: Spies That Don’t Die

The spy novel lives on. Read More »