My first comment on this book is about the price. For a book whose purported audience is the working and welfare poor from Appalachia, the price set at 15.99 for ebook is a slap in the face. I don’t usually review a book on price, but in this rare case, it matters. JD Vance’s treatise,… Read More Review: Hillbilly Elegy
To my dismay, I discovered when a reader brought it to my attention that this was one of the posts that fell into the ‘blog hole’ when I switched browsers. It’s definitely a book worth reading, so again, I commend it to your attention… I have been working on this book since… longer than I… Read More Repost: Chaplain’s War
It’s a happy day. Yes, I woke up with bad dreams, but that was just blog fodder for the Mad Genius Club. If you’ve ever wondered about gothic novels, you may want to wander over there for a read of my thoughts on them. What makes it a happy day is seeing this! Scaling… Read More Happy Saturday!
Good morning, gentle readers. Today I am guesting over at Sarah Hoyt’s blog, talking about the meanings of words and one in particular. While I am there, one of my fans and friends, Doug Irvin, is here. He agreed to read and review a couple of books for me and this is the first of… Read More Book Review: Honor of the Legion
So it’s been a while since I put up a book review. Mostly, that’s because I haven’t really been reading much. You can see my ramblings about that over at the Mad Genius Club this morning. But when my friend and fellow author put out her latest book, Witchfire Burning, I knew I had to… Read More Book Review: Witchfire Burning
One of my favorite authors, and a friend I’m pleased to say, is Peter Grant. Peter’s work is usually space opera, and darn good ones at that. But today is the launch date for his newest book, and it’s something completely different. If you’re thinking that looks like a Louis L’Amour cover, you’re spot on.… Read More Review: Brings the Lightning
It’s sad, but the truth is that the second, third, and so forth books in a series just don’t get as many reviews as the first one. Which makes sense, really. After all, if you get a reader hooked on the first book, they are going to happily hunt for the second, and so on.… Read More Review: One Blood
I haven’t been able to read – no time! – for about two weeks. I made the time for this book. First, I’d been looking forward to Honor from Ashes, the third book in the Honor and Duty series. Second, I really needed some relaxation time and I knew that this book would be well-enough written… Read More Review: Honor from Ashes
I picked this book up on a whim through the Kindle Unlimited program. Tears of the Jaguar by AJ Hartley, an author I don’t know and a story that was readable but not satisfying. It’s ostensibly an archaeology tale, but the archaeology practiced in the book makes me wince, as it is more the hack-and-grab… Read More Review: Tears of the Jaguar
This was published three years ago, but I realized yesterday it had gotten lost when I switched blog hosts. Fortunately I have access to archives. He’s written a snarky take on the Glass Ceiling which reminded me that I had read him before. I had to review a book for my Cultural Anthropology class.… Read More Blast from the Past: Redneck Manifesto
You can find the first part of this series here, where I talk about two ebooks, both of them on digital art and painting. Today at the Mad Genius Club I hosted a great essay by Jason Fuesting comparing Starship Troopers the movie to the book. But this post is a review of two three books,… Read More Review: Art Books Part II
I realized as I explained why and how I review a book, recently, that it’s been a while since I did that here on the blog. I do have a bit of a review philosophy: I try to only review the good stuff. There are valid reasons for negative reviews, and I have done a… Read More What’s in a review?