Monthly Archives: June 2014

Elements of a Good Review 4: The Last 300

  Spartans. ATTACK! Setting A righteous one sneaks up on you. Take Wayne Simmons’ SF Dystopian Thriller, Plastic Jesus. Holy shit! He never spells out backdrop detail, but rather uses character interaction, sounds and smells,  even dialect, to paint a … Continue reading

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Elements of a Good Review 3: Getting Into It with Talking Heads and Chuckle Bunnies

This is way overdue, but thank you and welcome back for round three. Belief, Character, and Dialogue. I’m late. Let’s go. Belief A combination of many of the other elements feed into Belief, but I set it aside as its … Continue reading

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Elements of a Good Review 2: Voice, Verbosity, and Gettin They Clunk On

First, thanks so much for staying with me after last week’s rant. It means a lot to know someone out there is actually interested in my thought process. To recap, this is how I review books. I use the nine … Continue reading

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