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Murder in Kathmandu – by Pepi Vilana – Review

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I ask this because it almost reads like a true crime story. I am commenting on the amount of realism included in the story, of course. If it is not based on any real event then the fact that the...

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The Force of the Universe – by Lars Andersson – Review

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I bought this one on a whim and little did I know that I would find so many gold nuggets in it; given the low price I was not expecting much but when I actually started reading it, I was in for a...

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Lost Seoul – by John Mayston – Review

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You may or may not like the guts of this book, but the fact remains that John Mayston spares no details to tell you that life can sometimes be hard, indeed very hard. You may hate the raw language of...

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Capering on Glass Bridges – by Jessica Hernandez – Review

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Believe it or not, you won't want to live in the world that the book is based on; at one time, it feels quite familiar, while at other times, its grotesqueness comes around to strike you with awe and...

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Humans, Dogs, and Civilization – by Elaine Ostrach Chaika – Review

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I won't call myself an 'animal lover' per se, but lately, on the insistence of my partner, I have been thinking about adopting a couple of dogs. However, I was not exactly sure if I would be able to...

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Sir Princess Petra – by Diane Mae Robinson – Review

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Although this may seem to be a children's book first, it is one of the few children's books that does not treat the reader like a young dolt. You won't find anything 'childish' here so that even...

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The Snail’s Castle – by Mark Gordon – Review

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I might be damned if I call this erotica but a few of the passages did indeed make me horny (notable one among them is below); yet they are so poetic that you won't ever take any offense to them. I...

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Genesis – by Andreas Laurencius – Review

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The rather not-so-professional cover made me wonder at first whether it is just another of those 'meh' sci-fi books. But I am glad I did not let that cover stand in the way of my grabbing this book. ...

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Brothers in Atlantis: A Steamy Gay Erotic Novella (2nd Edition) – by Michael Mardel – Review

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Solid erotic atmosphere but the ending falls short of expectations First off, I love how the author builds up both a solid atmosphere as well as a solid character in just one paragraph; both...

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Spectrums & Apertures: Poems – by Andrea McKenzie Raine – Review

Poetry is not my forte but there was something in Andrea's poetry anthology that kept me going. The first poem is a mixture of hope and despair, and the last stanza is worth mentioning for its sheer...

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Fever – by Tonya Plank – Review

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Quite a promising book on ballroom dance, but where is the romance? Poor Rory; her story often reminds me of the person I was myself; I used to write stories and poems in college but the harsh...

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Influence Others and Make More Friends: 10 Tips You Wish You Were Knew Before Making More Friends – by Truong Vu – Review

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Man is a social creature and loneliness sucks. The author puts it quite well: "Having no friends is not a big deal, but striving to get friends and failing in the attempt is something to worry...