New Genre Library: Graphic Novel (The Metamorphosis)

This series explores genres new or newish to me as part of my 2017 reading challenge The Metamorphosis: A Graphic Novel by Franz Kafka adapted by Peter Kuper The Metamorphosis in particular is probably the source for our modern descriptive term, Kafkaesque. Denoting the sinister characteristics of Kafka’s fictional world, it has also been used …

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Book Browsing: Excerpt Edition (The Refugee)

Today's book browsing leads us to an excerpt for The Refugee by S.A. Tameez, who reflected a bit a few weeks before publication. S.A.Tameez writes ...  With my novel, The Refugee, only four weeks away [at this writing] from its official release, one of the most frequent questions I have been asked is: Why did I …

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Book Review: The Path (Tales From a Revolution: Rhode-Island) (Brand Spanking New Release)

Tales From a Revolution: Rhode-Island The Path by Lars D.H. Hedbor Update: Drawing referenced below will be held December 16 (see link here) Comment below or at Facebook link located here to get your name in the drawing! While American awareness of the French role played in the Revolution that won us our freedom is …

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950: 1066 Remembered, Secrets Through a Tapestry of Time

And so another year has passed. In October 2016, we began our commemorative observation marking the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. It has been a year of sifting through details, lamenting in poetry and song, pondering memories, tossing about the what ifs, beholding the heartache of knowledge, of this ending in 1066 certainly, but …

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Book Review: Assassins of Alamut

Assassins of Alamut: A Novel of Persia and Palestine in the Time of the Crusades The First Book of Talon by James Boschert Having previously penned novels about pirating in the turbulent North Sea shipping lanes (Force 12 in German Bight), and escaping the jungle theater of 1960s Malaysia (When the Jungle is Silent), author James Boschert’s …

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Book Review: Half Sick of Shadows (With Giveaway)

Half Sick of Shadows: A Historical Fantasy by Richard Abbott See below for details about winning a free paperback copy of Half Sick of Shadows Update: Drawing will be held December 16 (see link here) In the first half of the twentieth century, Victorian poetry began to be marginalized by the developing field of scholarly …

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Book Review: Dickon’s Diaries (With Giveaway)

We present this review on this, the 565th anniversary of the birth of Richard Plantagenet, Duke of Gloucester and, Dei Gratia Rex Angliae et Franciae et Dominus Hiberniae by the Grace of God, King Richard III of England and France and Lord of Ireland. Dickon’s Diaries – A Yeare in the Lyff of King Richard the Third …

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