Every year I participate in the Goodreads Annual Reading Challenge and I post about it and the results at the end of the year. Welcome to My Year In Books 2022.
Let’s Talk Book Reviews
Let's Talk Book Reviews -- It's time for me to get back to 'em in earnest!
On Thomas Ligotti’s Book, Death Poems
I'd been told I would love this book, I guess because I’ve had some “horror poetry” books published over the years. I do like the themes, tone, morbid world view, but that doesn’t make this guy a good writer nor this poetry remotely good, professional or successful in accomplishing what the author appears to be attempting. It fails, but is salvageable. Read to discover one area Ligotti falters in while successful authors with some similarities are mentioned as differentiations that could inspire Liigotti to up his game, improve his writing and hence his poetry and become more effective at what he does without losing "his voice."
A Review of “The Emperor’s Assassin”
Historical fiction is not history, it’s not accurate nor is it intended to be. It is nothing but fantasy...
Some More Book Reviews
Being There by Jerzy Kosiński My rating: 5 of 5 stars Postmodern brilliance. Stunning in what is says in what it doesn't say. I actually prefer Kosinki's The Painted Bird, which is a little more brutal, but I honestly think Being There is the author's best truly "postmodern" work, translated well to the screen, and …