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Monsters of Men/Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness

Monsters of Men: Whew! The breakneck pace I noted in my review of The Knife of Never Letting Go and...

Vote for your choice of Fast Backward Cover

In the past I’ve been allowed some input on my covers, but this is a new and exciting experience. READERS...

The More Things Change… A Publishing Perspective

Because I don’t want to come off as a slightly more active version of Get-Off-My-Lawn Guy, I’m not going anywhere...

Leaving Our Island Day

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. Only two-and-a-half months had passed since the bombing of...

On the Threshold

The Threshold It’s been a while (and I use that term modestly) since I’ve been on the threshold. And by...

Slaughterhouse Five

The Book and Kurt Slaughterhouse-Five captured my imagination (the book) and admiration (the author) on my initial read (way back...

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Can a Knife Be a Page-Turner? I’m late to the book, but I just finished The Knife of Never Letting...

A Step Forward with Fast Backward

Fast Backward Didn’t Happen Fast. Fast isn’t my middle name. If I were a Great Plains farmer who’d endured a...

The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith

What the Hell’s an Alex Crow? The Alex Crow: unbridled imagination, inspired (and inspiring) storytelling. Andrew Smith’s tale isn’t for...

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