Book Review: The Butcher Boy

This is a review written for my 4th semester of grad school, in which I was asked specifically to focus not only on the book itself, but how you approach the book as a writer.  It was a pleasant surprise to open The Butcher Boy and see that I was at least in passing familiar … Continue reading Book Review: The Butcher Boy

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Book in Review: A Game of Thrones

So I finally finished this book. (Actually I finished it a while ago, and then Real Life came and bit me in the butt and I didn't write a blog about it, so here we go now.) I'm not doing this as a proper book review, because I'd really like to try and review this … Continue reading Book in Review: A Game of Thrones

Started Series: A Song of Ice and Fire

Since I have been reminded over and over again by my dear friend and fellow author Patrick Martyn (and several others), I am making a pointed effort to get all the names right here. (Patrick, you better appreciate all of this.) So some time probably in the middle of last month, I started reading the … Continue reading Started Series: A Song of Ice and Fire

Book Review – The Signature of All Things

  I'm not entirely certain what I expected to find in Elizabeth Gilbert's novel, The Signature of All Things. It sounds like it should be something philosophical, looking at the world from every perspective and showing how everything is connected. It looks like it should be a treatise of sorts, something deeply profound and worldly. … Continue reading Book Review – The Signature of All Things

Book Review – The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner

This is the fourth in a four-part series where you get to see the reviews I sent my MFA mentor during my second semester. I have chosen not to go through an edit the reviews in any way, despite the fact that I am posting these after I’ve received feedback from my mentor. So you’ll … Continue reading Book Review – The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner

Book Review – The Ghosts of Belfast

This is the third in a four-part series where you get to see the reviews I sent my MFA mentor during my second semester. I have chosen not to go through an edit the reviews in any way, despite the fact that I am posting these after I’ve received feedback from my mentor. So you’ll … Continue reading Book Review – The Ghosts of Belfast