#bookreview – Tales from the Annexe

Amazon: US UK CA UK AU DE My Review As its subtitle indicates, Tales from the Annex is a collection of seven stories based on H.P. Lovecraft’s Herbert West character, followed by seven other tales.  I went into the collection not having read Driscoll’s Herbert West novels or anything by H.P. Lovecraft. I was very … Continue reading #bookreview – Tales from the Annexe

#Bookreview: Drunk Chickens and Burnt Macaroni

My Review Mary Smith’s Drunk Chickens and Burnt Macaroni: Real stories of Afghan women surprised me. Going into it, I expected the memoir to be interesting, as its focus is on a part of the world I know very little about. What I did not expect was that it would be so compelling. For three … Continue reading #Bookreview: Drunk Chickens and Burnt Macaroni

#Bookreview: Borders in Paradise

Review of Borders in Paradise James White’s Borders in Paradise opens in a one-bedroom, one-bathroom bungalow in West Hollywood, California. The year is 1939. The tiny bungalow is the Gaines family’s version of paradise, after twenty-two-year old Juno (John) and his brother Chassy (Charles) “ran away from that den of thieves and malcontents in Texas … Continue reading #Bookreview: Borders in Paradise

#Bookreview: November Weather Spell

Review of November Weather Spell I bought Robert Fillman’s debut poetry chapbook, November Weather Spell, on the strength of his poem “The Blue Hour,” which I first read in the literary magazine Ninth Letter. The blue hour of the poem’s title refers to the extra hour of dusk gained when the clocks are set back … Continue reading #Bookreview: November Weather Spell