Fiction Blog Posts

Book Review: Americans at War by Stephen Ambrose

I’ve enjoyed previous books by the author, so a few years ago I picked up Americans at War by Stephen E. Ambrose.

Giveaway and Book Review: Bai Tide by Erika Mitchell

Bai Tide is a light, fast read with loveable characters and exploit...

Book Review: The King of Vinland’s Saga by Stuart W. Mirsky

This rich adventure novel has memorable characters and an epic story.

Book Review: The One-Cent Magenta by James Barron

As a former stamp collector, even though never to the levels the people in the book are depicted, I was looking forward to read this book.

Hopeful Horror

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. To my way of thinking, if I’m aware I’m doing something wrong, I try to change it at that point, rather than waiting. Needless to say, then, I’m up to my old habits of … Continue reading →...

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals Announces Ryan Reynolds as The 2017 Man of The Year

Ryan Reynolds (PRNewsFoto/Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770)The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, announces producer and Golden Globe nominated actor, Ryan Reynolds as the recipient...
by on Jan 13, 2017

Book Review: The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

Alternative history stories telling about the Nazis taking over the world are not uncommon, the possibilities are obviously horrifying and the author does not shy away from this motif.

Book Review: Thomas Paine and the Promise of America by Harvey J. Kaye

Thomas Paine's work influenced many radicals during, and after, his lifetime. These radicals called for such extreme change such as ending slavery, women's equality, fair wages and so on.

Special: End of the Trump \ Pence Administration - 2040

From a standard history book in 2040:"Donald J Trump, a quickly forgotten businessman turned politician for profit, was America's last Republican president. A narcissistic and authoritarian style politician he had been a reality TV star (see, "The Ap...
by Murdockinations on Jan 5, 2017

Winter Reads: Courageous by Dina L. Sleiman

Bethany House; 360 pages; $13.99; Amazon After watching half of the one and only season on Camelot on DVD this week, it dawned on me that I had a religious fiction novel involving knights just sitting on my desk collecting dust. What is the name o...

The Violent, Post-Truth 2017 Predicted In The Running Man? We're Living In It

‘It’s showtime!’ Movies in LA, CC BY-SABy David Bishop, Edinburgh Napier University Welcome to a world where fake news stories are used to manipulate public opinion. Dissent is no longer tolerated and all your communications are...
by on Jan 1, 2017

Southend-on-Sea: Street Artist Pays Tribute To Carrie Fisher By Doing What He Does Best

Original Images via 'Your Southend' Facebook PageI'm so glad I follow 'Your Southend' on Facebook... if not, I might have missed this brilliant tribute to the late Carrie Fisher by a local street artist and I would definitely have kicked myself. ...
by on Dec 30, 2016

Book Review: The Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

Unlike many other similar books I’ve read, the author does not try to force tears out of the reader (something I dislike), but instead tells a good story with all the tragedy and happiness which happens in life.

Book: 31 Miles - Story that showcases conflicts of 'What We Want' and 'What We Should Do'

#BookReviewsRead Review Policy HereTitle: 31 Miles: Can We Ever Win Against Ourselves?Author: Vinita BakshiPublisher: Rupa PublishersPages: 234Price: Rs. 233My Rating: 4.5/5Blurb:Mansa has the perfect family life—a hus...

Fear of changes...!

Why do I feel like, I am close to no body. Hiding even the tiniest emotions and thoughts from everybody. Independence, no boundation, no stings, no back links, like completely alone in a whole crowd, like a stranger in a town fair, faces of different...
by Lost Soul on Dec 28, 2016

Winter Reads: The Angel of Forest Hill

Waterbrook; 200 pages; $14.99; Amazon Yes, it's two days after Christmas and I'm just now writing a review for the Amish Christmas novella, The Angel of Forest Hill by author Cindy Woodsmall. I've actually have had my review copy for awhile, but I'...

Movie Review: "Passengers"

Movie Review: "Passengers"by Wilson KosasihPassengers stars two of the most talented and uprising actors, Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence. With two of them in one movie, what could go wrong?Warning: Review may contain spoiler. The Starship Ava...
by Banana Jump Review on Dec 25, 2016

Is The End Of Time In Sight For Doctor Who?

Image via BBCBy Ivan Phillips, University of Hertfordshire When this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, airs on BBC One on December 25, fans of a certain age will be watching with some trepidation. This is not...
by on Dec 22, 2016

Movie Review: "Rogue One: Star Wars"

Movie Review: "Rogue One: Star Wars"by Wilson KosasihWith "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" gaining a huge success last year, and with "Star Wars Episode VIII" lurking next year, Disney releases a spin-off regarding the Rebel force's effort to bring dow...
by Banana Jump Review on Dec 20, 2016

Jay Baruchel Joins Forces With Captain Canuck On Free Comic Book Day 2017!

Jay Baruchel joins forces with Captain Canuck on Free Comic Book Day 2017! (CNW Group/Chapterhouse Publishing)Jay Baruchel (Goon, Goon-Last of the Enforcers, This is the End, Man Seeking Woman, How to Train Your Dragon) joins the Captain Ca...
by on Dec 19, 2016