Book Review: Privilege, Book One of the WP Trilogy by Bharat Krishnan

4/10 Fundamentally flawed with some strong ideas. A copy of the PDF was provided by the author as an advanced review copy. WP is a drug that grants superhuman powers, but only white people can get it legally. Aditya Shetty, an Indian-American, runs a hedge fund where he can acquire WP through business, but it’sContinue reading “Book Review: Privilege, Book One of the WP Trilogy by Bharat Krishnan”

Book Review: “Out” by Natsuo Kirino

8/10 Well-written and enjoyable despite some minor flaws. Four women struggle to make ends meet while working the night shift at a lunchbox factory. Their already desperate reality is thrown into the dark world of crime when one of them murders her husband and turns to the other three to help cover it up. TheContinue reading “Book Review: “Out” by Natsuo Kirino”

Book Review: “The Bells of Old Tokyo” by Anna Sherman

9/10 Excellent, well-written; a book I would love to read again. This memoir stories Sherman’s search for a series of bells that used to operate around Tokyo many years ago, some of which still ring on schedule. The history of these bells goes back to when Tokyo was a much smaller city. Sherman’s goal isContinue reading “Book Review: “The Bells of Old Tokyo” by Anna Sherman”

Book Review: “Warriors of the Storm” by Bernard Cornwell

7/10 A Solid medieval adventure; I look forward to reading through this series Medieval England is a land split into smaller kingdoms, and a pagan warrior, Uhtred, must defend Christian Saxon land against an invading army of his fellow pagans. Outnumbered, Uhtred relies on cunning and unexpected allies to turn the conflict in his favor.Continue reading “Book Review: “Warriors of the Storm” by Bernard Cornwell”

Book Review: “The Society of Steam, book 1: The Falling Machine” by Andrew P. Mayer

4/10 Very flawed, lacks polish and quality. In an alternate 1880, steam-powered super heroes, the Paragons, use their technology to fight crime and equally steam-powered villains. Sarah Stanton, a young woman, is denied becoming a hero but is the only one who can save the Paragons from destruction. The Falling Machine delivers its superhero premiseContinue reading “Book Review: “The Society of Steam, book 1: The Falling Machine” by Andrew P. Mayer”

Book Review: “The Knight of the Swords” by Michael Moorcock

8/10 A very enjoyable classic of epic fantasy Corum is the Prince in the Scarlet Robe and belongs to an ancient race of people, the Vadhagh. Tragedy sets him on an epic adventure far from any lands he has ever known—in order to slay a god. The Corum books come from a distant era ofContinue reading “Book Review: “The Knight of the Swords” by Michael Moorcock”