A troubled fourteen-year-old girl runs away in 70’s California and meets an outlandish assortment of individuals including cannibals, warlocks, and bikers as she settles into a world of drugs, promiscuity, and life on the street in First Trip by Cheryl Taylor.Our heroine, Dawn, is a free spirit in every sense with her own unique way of managing diverse situations. Like runways from any generation, Dawn ran from a difficult home life. Her father left when she was a child and the relationship between her mother and step-father was tumultuous at best. Smoking and drinking become coping mechanisms... Read More
Hi. My name is Joe and I'm a nerd (this is where you all say, "Hi Joe!", you know how it's done, you remember). That can mean a lot of things, but right now, I'd like to focus on the sci-fi/fantasy nerd within me. Some of you know what I'm talking about. Starships, aliens, swords, sorcery. The ONLY section worth perusing at Barnes & Noble is the one full of orcs and trolls, wizards and assassins. Yeah, I'm that kind of nerd.
So by now you have probably guessed that I love reading sci-fi/fantasy books. But there is a bit of a problem. You see, usually, when I am browsing my... Read More
May, 1946. America is basking in hard-won peace and prosperity. The OSS has been disbanded, CIA does not yet exist. Rumors swirl about the Red Army massing tanks along the Elbe in East Germany.
Former OSS agent Hal Schroeder gets an offer from Global Commerce LTD to be a trade rep in Berlin. He flies to New York to meet his new boss. Hal’s jaw drops when former OSS Chief Wild Bill Donovan strides in. Schroeder, who survived perilous duty behind German lines, says he is no longer interested in being a spy. General Donovan assures him that’s not part of his job description.
Hal... Read More
Suthep Srikureja lives in Bangkok with his wife and three children. An entrepreneur and a writer, he can often be found immersed in various bodies of water. The Traveler is his first book.
What is the latest book or movie that made you cry?Neil Gaiman's "Blueberry Girl" mae me quite emotional. What fictional character is most like you? Probably the protagonist in most Murakami stories. A little passive, simply allowing life and peculiar events to happen to him up to a point where he really must act to take back control or risk losing everything. What is the greatest album ever?... Read More
A young journalist travels deep into the Amazon jungle and a young girl stops at nothing to save her friend from the ominous Sky Teacher. Find undiscovered shamanic tribes, experiment with psychedelic medicines, uncover unusual happenings at a Franciscan mission, and much more in Beyond the Basin by Alexander Beiner. Anjuiga is an 11-year-old native living with her tribe in the rainforest. In secret, she meets with her friend, Ruah, to play at the basin. Ruah retells the Sky Teacher’s stories and describes the horror that will befall Anjuiga if she doesn’t join him and the other converted villagers... Read More
The Vincent family is set to enjoy some downtime at their Mudeford Sandbank beach hut, near Christchurch Harbour in Dorset, England. It doesn’t take long for a shocking, brutal murder to disturb this tranquil setting in Sandman by author Ian Kingsley.We meet Paul Vincent, his wife, Sasha, and their 13-year-old daughter, Leah, at a windsurfing lesson. We quickly learn how Sasha’s flirting brings out the worst in Paul. Paul finds himself apologizing for a jealous outburst directed at the windsurf instructor. The point-of-view switches to actress Carol Davis recalling her horrifying rape on the... Read More
A Salute To Spanish Poetry: 100 Masterpieces from Spain & Latin America rendered into English verseJohn Howard Reidlulu.com (April 1, 2010)978-0557269433154 pages
A Salute to Spanish Poetry presents 100 works of art originally written by leading poets, and those little known in their time, from the 13th to mid 20th century in Spain and Latin America, now painstakingly translated by John Howard Reid.
Choosing the right pieces can make or break any anthology. Mr. Reid has succeeded here as there isn’t a weak selection in the group. Covered is a varied assortment of topics as... Read More
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Shaun you're probably nearer the mark than most. "mmm...right right" spoken with contemplative "yawn" inflection when you join a writers' group or dare blurt out in front of established writers (any writers) you tend to scribble, usually sending all...
Very interesting train of thoughts, but I found myself asking, what about those that write under a ghost name...is it to keep their privacy, or perhaps lack of ego...I actually can see both sides, especially when you are talking about writing fiction....