Category: Fiction

Henry’s Chapel | Critical Book Review

Graham Guest’s Henry’s Chapel takes readers on a cinematic journey through the tragic intricacies of an incestuous Southern family. The novel, presented as a movie titled Lawnmower of a Jealous God, ventures into taboo territories, unflinchingly addressing dark themes such as bestiality and incest within a troubled Texas family. Henry’s Troubled World The central focus…

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This Is Who We Are Now | Critical Book Review

This Is Who We Are Now by James Bailey claims to be a sassy, hilarious, heartwarming, and provocative surprise. However, beneath the veneer of humor and warmth lies a narrative that, while not devoid of merit, succumbs to clichéd family drama tropes. Tangled Relationships Unraveled Henry Bradfield’s return to his Vermont hometown for a reluctant…

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Archipelago | Critical Book Review

Archipelago by H.R. Hawkins takes readers on an interstellar voyage, exploring the intricate tapestry of politics, morality, and the ceaseless human pursuit of belonging. In this critical examination, we delve into the strengths and shortcomings of Hawkins’ narrative. Navigating Political Intrigues in the Cosmos Set in a distant future where humanity spans across myriad planets,…

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Starfall | Critical Book Review

Starfall by T. Newyear catapults readers into a futuristic realm, challenging conventional notions. The journey of Xenia and Will unfolds against the backdrop of a routine mission turned extraordinary. Unforeseen Challenges Xenia, a tech expert categorized as an integrated human, and Will, hailing from a world unfamiliar with integrated intelligence, embark on a mission to…

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The Pit Road War | Critical Book Review

The Pit Road War by Caroline Taylor, a military thriller, is a rollercoaster of a narrative that takes readers on a fast-paced and twisty journey. Unraveling Secrets on a Lonely Road The story revolves around Grace Burgess, escaping an abusive relationship, and Jeff Kingston, a fugitive trying to clear his name. When their paths intersect…

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Janie | Critical Book Review

Kendall Roberts’ sequel, Janie, takes a contemplative turn in this speculative and magical Wild West narrative. Departing from the shoot-’em-up style of its predecessor, Gunslingers, Janie dives into the aftermath of vengeance, exploring the complexities of lost love and difficult relationships. Aftershocks of Vengeance The tale commences with a final showdown in the town of…

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The Alexandria Scrolls | Critical Book Review

Step into the realms of academia, mythology, and the intricate dance with mortality as Lukman Clark weaves a captivating tale in The Alexandria Scrolls. A Bold Academic Vagabond’s Quest Clark’s fantasy adventure, navigating the life of Brandon Blake, an academic wanderer with a penchant for women, ancient history, and languages, unfolds in a mesmerizing narrative.…

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This Morning’s Dawn | Critical Book Review

This Morning’s Dawn by Dan Bell catapults readers into a high-octane sci-fi escapade, where the tranquility of Earth’s inaugural Mars mission collides headlong with the unexpected. Bell crafts a narrative that skilfully entwines survival instincts, ancient relics, and the uncharted territories of space, inviting readers on a journey where every move is a gamble for…

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De facto Pathfinder | Critical Book Review

De facto Pathfinder, crafted by CW3 Cesare Giannetti, is a tale that navigates the tumultuous terrain of loss and redemption, revealing the resilience inherent in rebuilding from the ruins of former glory. A Symphony of Voices: Veterans and Their Narratives The heartwarming narrative revolves around Chris, a seasoned veteran on a mission to connect with…

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No Good Deed | Critical Book Review

No Good Deed, penned by Jack Wallace, thrusts readers into a gripping narrative where one man’s altruistic act becomes a catalyst for chaos, unraveling the fabric of his existence and endangering the lives of those he holds dear. A Glimpse into the Shadows Wallace skillfully delves into the grim and murky world of sex trafficking…

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