Bibliophile’s Farewell: Anne Rice’s “Blood Communion”/An End to an Era

Be sure to click the above link to be directed to Barnes and Noble’s website, in order to pre-order a signed copy of Anne Rice’s upcoming Vampire Chronicles  installment Blood Communion, being released October 2nd, 2018 Writing a farewell post is extremely difficult, something I’ve purposely held off now for a score of months. I admittedly do…

Review of “The Buried Giant” by: Kazuo Ishiguro

Amazon/Barnes & Nobles/Goodreads “To die, to sleep – To sleep, perchance to dream – ay, there’s the rub, For in this sleep of death what dreams may come…” –William Shakespeare: Hamlet- In my undergrad years (my idealist, wanderlust years as an English undergrad), I wrote a Shakespeare essay, analyzing the dichotomous relationship between “light” and “dark,”…

Review of “Station Eleven,” by: Emily St. John Mandel &Literary Tea Feature

Amazon/Barnes & Nobles/Books-A-Million/Goodreads “Survival is insufficient” -Star Trek: Voyager- Seasoned actor Arthur Leander, begins this stirring, dark apocalyptic tale, (fusing both melodramatic and darkly humorous elements),standing on a stage at a Toronto Shakespearean theater production, arrayed in the uniform of the tragic Shakespeare character of King Lear, looking outwards onto all the dazed, enthralled faces…

Lestat Book Coven Newsletter-8/21/14

**Read the entire post to find out more details on how you can win a genuine signed, first-edition hardcover edition of The Vampire Lestat!!**     NEWS ABOUT Coven of the Articulate: A Scholarly Compendium of Anne Rice’s novels. (Click the hyperlinked text, to read more information about essay submission guidelines and the ultimate deadline for all…

Review of Red Doc> by Anne Carson

Amazon.com (Kindle Edition)/Barnes and Nobles (Nook Edition)/Books-A-Million   Review written by Jonathan E. Book Published by: Knopf/Vintage I’ve always been one to believe that we dream while asleep to make sense of the world in ways we cannot do while awake. For the most part, our waking life is dictated by the rational; we know…

Review of Forgiving the Angel: Four Stories for Franz Kafka by Jay Cantor

Amazon.com (Kindle Edition)/ Barnes and Nobles (Nook Edition)/Kobo/Google Books Published by: Knopf, Doubleday Review written by: Jonathan E. Throughout history, certain artists and celebrities have carried a mystique that transcends their work itself.  Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol, Babe Ruth, Miles Davis, John F. Kennedy; although all are famous for their specific contributions to art and…

Review of Joseph Boyden’s “The Orenda”

Amazon (Kindle Edition)/Barnes and Nobles (Nook Edition)/Kobo Published by: Knopf, Doubleday (Random House) Release Date: May 13,2014 When we learned about Native Americans in primary school, we were always taught about them as a homogeneous group, who unfortunately lost their  proverbial stake in the fertile, seemingly feral wilderness of North America, once the European settlers…