Archive for the ‘Fiction’ Category

Book Review: The Mastermind by David Unger

About: The Mastermind by David Unger is a novel about corruption and its toll on Guatemala. Mr. Unger, Guatemalan, writes in English but was still awarded Guatemala’s Miguel Ángel Asturias National Prize in Literature for lifetime achievement in 2014. 320 pages Publisher: Akashic Books (March 14, 2016) ASIN: B01C6D0KFS My rat­ing for The Mastermind — 4 Buy […]

Book Review: The Invoice by Jonas Karlsson

We were “promised” some sort of magical “Disney happiness” which doesn’t exist, and never did. Happiness, for me, are the small things which happen daily – a smile from the wife, a hug from the kids, a strange giving a hand to another without an conditions..

Book Review: From Ashes Into Light by Gudrun Mouw

The different points of view give the story a much wider view of the world and how little human kind has advanced

Book Review: Dr. No by Ian Fleming

This book is fun and silly and it seems that Mr. Fleming had a good time cutting down a character he almost seemed bored of writing.

Book Review: Diamonds are Forever by Ian Fleming

James Bond is assigned an undercover investigation of a diamond smuggling operation from Sierra Leone to the United States.

Book Review: From Russia With Love by Ian Fleming

About: From Russia With Love by Ian Fleming is the 5th novel in the series featuring English spy James Bond, 007. The book was published in 1957 and is considered one of the quintessential Cold War novels.   253 pages Publisher: Fine Communications (July 1997) Language: English ISBN-10: 1567310532   My rat­ing for From Russia […]

Fun Facts Friday: Lord Byron

At Newstead Abbey, Byron’s home, he served guests drinks in goblets made of skulls from the family’s crypt. Lord Byron even asked for the skull of Percy Bysshe Shelley at his cremation. Shelley’s friends, knowing who he’s talking to, promptly refused.

Book Review: In the Land of Armadillos by Helen Maryles Shankman

I truly enjoyed this book and the linked stories that go along with it.

Book Review: Forgiving Mariela Camacho by A.J. Sidransky

This novel is an exciting, fast paced page turner with many themes

Book Review: The Sea Beach Line by Ben Nadler

The author managed to combine comedy, drama, romance, mystery, religion (Judaism) and a healthy dose of NYC culture in the narrative, yet somehow stay focused on a loose p