The Lovely Brush: Poems by Heather Awad

The Lovely Brush: Poems by Heather Awad 5 Stars Metaphorically speaking the title reminds me of an artist using the gentle strokes of the brush to paint her own self portrait. There is… Continue reading

Vanity Karma: Ecclesiastes, the Bhagavad-Gita, and the Meaning of Life by Jayadvaita Swami

Vanity Karma: Ecclesiastes, the Bhagavad-Gita, and the Meaning of Life by Jayadvaita Swami 5 Stars “Seek and ye shall find” is an important statement that sets the tone for this knowledgeable book.  Despite… Continue reading

Shots Fired in the Melting Pot by T.C. Clover

Shots Fired in the Melting Pot by T.C. Clover 4 Stars An interesting tale focused on the backstory of characters involved in a reality show. Each individual back story mixes a sliding scale… Continue reading

Feelings by Garfield Whyte

Feelings by Garfield Whyte 3 Stars There is a poem in this collection that reflects on the statement that poets are born not made. This is an interesting thought and raises issues on… Continue reading

A Raven’s Touch by Linda Bloodworth

A Raven’s Touch by Linda Bloodworth In most books there are elements that have been replayed in many tales. Making the need to write well or change the narrative to make it different… Continue reading

2015 Annual Report

Been a pleasure continuing doing book reviews, hope to read more good material in 2016. Here is the report: 

Flashes of Emotion by Augustine Sam

Flashes of Emotion by Augustine Sam 4 Stars A serious collection of poetry that forces the reader to take into the consideration the work with a respect for the craft. This can feel… Continue reading

Next stop: Nina by Robin Raven

Next stop: Nina by Robin Raven 4 Stars A story and style that beautifully fit each other for a compelling read. There is a weaving metaphor of the continuing relentless replay of negative… Continue reading

Half Past by Cindy Santos

Half Past by Cindy Santos 3 Stars In this author’s second book similar issues occur from what is a promising story. The confines of a short story format limit the overall impact and… Continue reading

A Roomful of Machines by Kristine Ong Muslim

A Roomful of Machines by Kristine Ong Muslim 5 Stars Having reviewed later editions of this author’s work it is of interest to look upon a reissue of her first collection. Hoping to… Continue reading