The Lacuna review

bookshelves: art, challenging-literature, historical-fiction, political-science-nonfiction, war, coming-of-age, buddy-read Rating: 4/5 stars ’The most important part of a story is the piece of it you don’t know.’ ‘If God speaks for the man who keeps quiet..’ the protagonist, Harrison Shepherd, said those words, too, trailing off as he infrequently did. ’But the question stood everlasting at my shoulder: Was it mine to tell? The stenographer, […]

I Was A Teenage (Bright Falls Mysteries, #1) review

Bookshelves: comedic, kindle, urban-fantasy,mythology-folflore, favorites, challenging-literature Recommended to Dustin by: numberous Grimdarklings members. Recommended for: fans of highly ambitious, and complex story arcs. Rating: 3.5 firm stars DISCLOSURE: I received an e-copy from the author in exchange of a review. My opinions are honest, fair, and my own. I fell in awe of CT Phipps’ urban fantasy world found in Straight Outta Fangton. Mindful of […]

NOS4A2 review (soundtrack included)

bookshelves: horror, psychological, favorites Rating: 4/5 stars Filled with imagination and great zeal, Joe Hill’s NOS4A2 is one I wish I’d read a long time ago. There was no excuse for neglecting it, as my friend and fellow writer, Evans Light, had generously sent me a hardcover copy in 2013 or ‘14. If I’d know then that Vic’s […]

All Is Well (review)

bookshelves: religious, short-stories, audiobook,favorites Rating: 3/5 stars ”All is well..”  For persons of faith, it’s a very familiar passage, and one that, unlike the mother and daughter protagonists in this heartwarming short story, has a profound impact on our everyday lives. Of course, their circumstances weren’t always so bleak. There was a time, like many of us, when […]

The Purpose-Driven Life (review)

bookshelves: non-fiction, religious, spiritual-and-or-warfare, inspirational, life-altering-books Recommended to: Ruth Rating: 5/5 stars Personally, this was much more than a book that I’ve mark off as read, even though finishing another always feels like a grand achievement. Rather, it defines to term “spiritual journey,” and I feel incredibly thankful for this buddy read; for my lovely wife, Tanya, for lending me her copy; […]

Merry Madness (Merry Murder #2) Review

  bookshelves: psychological, horror, favorites, read 4/5 stars DISCLOSURE: I received a copy from the author in exchange of an honest review. My opinions are my own. Then, suddenly, their heads explode and from the festering brains erupts hundreds and thousands of lady bugs. Resuming roughly a month after the events of its predecessor, Merry Murder, it was precisely that: […]