‘Waves’ Review: A Beautiful & Intimate Portrait of Grief

Waves is something special. This beautiful graphic novel is packed with so much of its author and a tragedy she fought hard to come to terms with. It’s the story of a woman whose baby is taken from her too soon, a story that shows her slowly rejoining the world of the living and re-discovering…

Her Infernal Descent: A Staggering, Beautiful Embodiment of Grief

Her Infernal Descent follows the path of Dante’s Inferno in a staggering and emotionally raw way, creating a new layer to an age-old story that lives up to its predecessor. We see a mother whose family is long gone, who blames herself for their deaths and who hasn’t been living ever since. She’s lost within…

The Right Number of Cats: Short Review

It’s amazing what Jenn Reese was able to do with 791 words in her short story, The Right Number of Cats. This piece of flash fiction operates on multiple levels. We see a woman with three cats trying to fight against this ethereal Fourth Cat that lurks around her home, causing trouble and invading her…

Previewing ‘The Monster Baru Cormorant’

I previewed The Monster Baru Cormorant by reading the first four chapters. I realize I’m about five months late previewing a book published in October, but here were are. It’s a powerful book, but it’s not for a newbie who doesn’t know anything about the main character or the backstory. I missed out entirely by…

Review: Time Was

TIME WAS Ian McDonald Tor, 2018 QUICK SUMMARY Man finds a letter in modern day. A gay love story during WWII is revealed. He goes on a search through bookstores and archives, gradually uncovering evidence of time travel. Strong finish with a twist ending. WHY I LOVED IT Subtle love story From the description, I expected…