Review: Ascension Denied

EPSON MFP image“Welcome to your afterlife, we wish you the very best of luck.”

Ascension Denied is E.A.A. Wilson’s debut novel, set for release in October 2014. I was lucky enough to read the novel now, and what can I say? It’s something.

The story of Alice Shepherd, or should I say, the story of her afterlife, Ascension Denied has the right dosage of humor to make something as serious as death and the afterlife a lot less frightening. Of course, they do say that the most serious issues can only be told in the form of jokes. Continue reading

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Book review: Kingdom of the Sun

coverToday I want to recommend a really great novella to you guys: Kingdom of the Sun by Ariffa Bevin. Continue reading

Friday Reads: The Amber Ring by A.L. Walton

Amber Ring Cover (Front)Every Friday I’ll try to review a self-published book. Something that’s really worth reading, something of great quality in terms of style, technique, or just narrative.

Today I’m going to review The Amber Ring, by A.L. Walton, whom some of you know as Piscis.

I’m not much of a book reviewer, so I’m going to share with you the exact quote that kind of tells you what this novella is all about:

What were the thrills of love and excitement when they came burdened with anguish and heartache?   Given the option, would anyone truly choose to feel when it was so much easier, so much safer, so much less painful, to forsake sentiment altogether? Continue reading

Yesterday’s Gone: Serialized Fiction

It’s been a while since I properly reviewed a book. It’s not because I haven’t read anything worth mentioning, but I just had other stuff to write about. But now… I really do want to recommend something.

Yesterday, for 12 hours straight, I read the first season of Yesterday’s Gone. Yeah, that’s right. The first season. Because this is a serialized novel written by Sean Platt and David Wright. Continue reading

Fight Club

Fight ClubFight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Chuck Palahniuk is one of my favorite writers. His style is unmistakable, his characters are brilliant, and at times, his writing is brilliantly executed. Continue reading

Dune

Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)Dune by Frank Herbert

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Few novels have exerted such a tremendous influence on me. Frank Herbert’s masterpiece, and undeniably one of the very best SciFi novels ever written, takes a life of its own in the span of the first few pages. Continue reading

The Dream of Heroes

The Dream of HeroesThe Dream of Heroes by Adolfo Bioy Casares

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Even though The Dream of Heroes is far from the quality of The Invention of Morel, it has a certain allure, based both on the style and on the plot itself, that qualifies this novel as one of the finest works of art. Continue reading