Prophet review

  bookshelves: religious, spiritual, classics, political-intrigue, intellectual, favorites Recommended for: Truth seekers everywhere. Rating: 4/5 stars Frank Peretti, affectionately known as “The Father of Christian Fiction,” became known to me at a very early age. I was likely in sixth or seventh grade. I remember because in the fourth, I started attending Sunday School regularly, during which time my dad and stepmother […]

As Good As New review

bookshelves: to-read, dystopian, science-fiction, tor-com, fantasy, short-stories Recommended to Dustin by: TL Rating: 3/5 stars Marisol got into an intense relationship with the people on The Facts of Life, to the point where Tootie and Mrs. Garrett became her imaginary best friends and she shared every last thought with them. She told Tootie about the rash she got from wearing the same bra every […]

The Osiris Child (film review)

By all logic, The Osiris Child SHOULD have been good, worthy of one’s time, or, at the very least, a decent sci-fi thriller. I mean, just check out the trailer (conveniently secreted in this deceptively positive review,) and most people would probably be convinced of its goodness. But after wasting ninety minutes last night, I […]

Like Dandelion Dust review

  bookshelves: religious, intellectual, serious-issues, we-need-diverse-books Recommended to Dustin by: mama Brenda and Tanya Recommended for: Ruth Rating: 3/5 stars   Tragedy, she remembered hearing a newscaster say, is the open door to finding faith. My wife and I saw the 2009 film adaptation a few years ago, and since then, I was curious about the novel. I had to read […]

Lucifer’s Star (Lucifer’s Star #1) review

Bookshelves: science fiction, grimdark, space opera, favorites, intellectual, kindle My private notes: it’s like Star Wars, only different.👍 Rating: 5/5 stars DISCLAIMER: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own. The sight of the burning starships around me was like a galaxy of […]

Grimdark Battle Royale, III: the Finals

One of Facebook’s best kept secrets, in my opinion, is the Grimdark Readers & Writers group. I *think* the Battle Royale is thrown quarterly, although it’s the first I’ve actively been involved with. Here’s the link if you’re interested: https://www.facebook.com/groups/grimdarkfiction/search/?query=battle%20royale&epa=SEARCH_BOX Ultimately, my vote goes to Smile of An Empress. Having said that, I thought I’d briefly […]