Tags archives: fiction

My Sunshine Away by M. O. Walsh

A dark-themed debut novel with a Baton Rouge, Louisiana setting, My Sunshine Away plays with genre. Initially, it seems coming of age story about a family neighbourhood in the late 1980s, early 90s told by an unnamed fourteen year old boy who has a devastating crush on the girl across the street. Suddenly a crime is committed, drawing the reader into a myste[...]

Summer Reads Part IV - Black River by S. M. Hulse

Driving to his hometown deep in the canyon made by mountains, retired Corrections Officer, Wes Carver feels lost. Sixty years old and widowed five days earlier, Wes is returning to appear at the parole board hearing of the convict who tortured him twenty years ago during a prison riot. Bobby Williams, claiming to have “found Jesus”, is now a Bible-reading, c[...]

Book Review: Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

Neal Stephenson provides answers to these questions and many more in his science fiction opus, Seveneves. It’s like a manual for surviving global disaster with the best opening sentence since A Tale of Two Cities’ “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times”. The moon blew up without warning and for no apparent reason. Science expert and TV comm[...]

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