Review of I Don’t Have a Happy Place by Kim Korson

Amazon/Barnes & Nobles/Goodreads Review Written by: Jessica C. It seems like all good things arise out of unusual circumstances and situations. In Kim Korson’s life this moment comes when her therapists asks her why she can’t be happy. Kim’s explanation comes in the hilarious format of an entire novel titled I Don’t Have a Happy Place….

Review of “We Are Not Ourselves” by Matthew Thomas

Amazon/Barnes & Nobles/ Kobo/ Goodreads Let me preface this review, by saying that Matthew Thomas’ We Are Not Ourselves is not escapist fiction; this is gritty, unsparing realistic fiction that is done magnificently well. It has taken me approximately three months to read this novel, more from the difficulty of some of the later subject matter (not…

Review A Vision of Fire, by: Gillian Anderson & Jeff Rovin

Amazon/Barnes & Nobles/Books-A-Million/Goodreads Facilely, a competent or solidly good novel is defined purely by whether or not it accomplished the feat of grabbing the reader’s attention almost immediately, making them flip the pages while in the thralls of a deep spell not easily broken by the distracting or cacophonous of the noises around you. On…

Review of “I am Pilgrim” by Terry Hayes

    Published by: Atria Books (Imprint of Simon Schuster Review written by: Justin Boyer Amazon.com (Kindle Edition)/ Barnes and Nobles (Nook Edition)/Kobo/ Goodreads Being a very judicious reader, I often find myself either staring intently at the clock on my nightstand or trying not to nod off, when reading a ridiculously soporific story that…

Review of Massimo Gramellini’s Sweet Dreams

      Amazon (Kindle Edition)/ Barnes and Nobles (Nook Edition)/ Kobo Review written by: Mai Bantog Published by Atria Books Imagine what you would do if your mother suddenly dies and leaves you with a rigid father whom you have nothing in common other than the love for football games. Imagine having to grow…