Category Archives: genre-bender

The Wild Dead by Carrie Vaughn

Read August 2018 Recommended for fans of apocalypse settings, mysteries ★     ★    ★    1/2 The one-minute review: There’s loads of descriptions and reviews out there about this book, which surrounds solving a murder in an isolated community. … Continue reading

Posted in Apocalypse & dystopia, Book reviews, genre-bender, Mystery, Science fiction | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Company Man by Robert Jackson Bennett

Read  April 2018 Recommended for fans of noir, 1920 cities ★    ★   ★   1/2 It’s funny how things come together sometimes, isn’t it? I was keeping an eye out for Bennett’s newest book when I discovered his sophomore book, a … Continue reading

Posted in Book reviews, genre-bender, Mystery | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Quin’s Shanghai Circus by Edward Whittemore

Read  January 2018 Recommended for fans of Vonnegut DNF #7 in my Clean Out the Kindle Project. Naw, I’m just kidding. I can’t count be bothered to count. I got a new kindle and the only thing going on it … Continue reading

Posted in Book reviews, Fiction, genre-bender | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

One of Us by Michael Marshall Smith

Read  September 2017 Recommended for fans of sci-fi fantasy that messes with the rules ★    ★    ★    ★   I’ve chewed on this review for a ridiculous amount of time. After two months, I’m left with a movie analogy: I think … Continue reading

Posted in Book reviews, genre-bender, Mystery, Science fiction | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

The Trees by Ali Shaw. Or, The Characters.

  Read  September 2017 Recommended for fans of green apocalypses ★    ★    ★    ★   1/2 Walden meets the apocalypse. Don’t read this book. You will complain that there is no plot, and it’s true, there isn’t much, not really. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in Apocalypse & dystopia, Book reviews, fantasy, genre-bender | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death by Charlie Huston

Read January 2017 Recommended  ★     ★     ★    ★   First there was ‘chick-lit.’ Then there was ‘hick-lit.’ I hereby dub a new sub-genre: dick-lit. No, it’s not about sex, porny-readers. I’m thinking of such books as The Goldfinch, Less Than … Continue reading

Posted in Book reviews, Fiction, genre-bender | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen.

Read March 2016 Recommended for bookworms, introverts  ★     ★     ★    ★ Judging by the reviews, many, many readers see themselves in Sarah’s work. I completely understand, because I do too. After seeing a friend’s glowing review … Continue reading

Posted in Book reviews, genre-bender | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

American Elsewhere by Robert Jackson Bennett

Finished May 2015 Recommended for fans of mysterious, time-forgotten towns and searches for identity  ★    ★    ★    ★   1/2 Lovely language and enjoyable storytelling, but suffers from a mild case of W.o.K.S. (Way of Kings Syndrome).  I happen to … Continue reading

Posted in Book reviews, genre-bender | Tagged , , , | 15 Comments

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Finished April 2015 Recommended for fans of the apocalypse, celebrity-gazing  ★    ★    ★    ★    1/2  “One of the great scientific questions of Galileo’s time was whether the Milky Way was made up of individual stars. Impossible to imagine this … Continue reading

Posted in Apocalypse & dystopia, Book reviews, genre-bender, Science fiction | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway

Read August 2013 Recommended for fans of absurdist thrillers  ★    ★    ★    ★    I opened Angelmaker with high expectations. I enjoyed The Gone-Away World a great deal, and admired the blend of characterization, humor, and social commentary with a … Continue reading

Posted in Book reviews, Fiction, genre-bender, Mystery, Thriller | Tagged , | 4 Comments