Death Is An Enemy by Ivy E. Lathan

This one’s not a review. This is an original poem. I wrote this piece the morning before my grandmother’s death.  I realized that her death was eminent (though I didn’t know how eminent), reality struck me it had finally settled in that Granny wasn’t going to recover from this battle. Death is the enemy, I…

Big Fish by Daniel Wallace

“Remembering a man’s stories makes him immortal.” Daniel Wallace explores this resonating philosophy in his book Big Fish. This novel is written as a son’s good-bye to his dying father, a father the son wishes he knew better. In recording his father’s memoirs, the son,William, comes to terms with the emotional distance in their relationship. The…

The Pale Blue Eye by Louis Bayard

How appropriate that the author credited with establishing the mystery genre, should appear as  a lead character in a tale of that genre! In the pages of his book, The Pale Blue Eye, Louis Bayard beautifully weaves a tale of a young Edgar Allen Poe. The year is 1830. The setting is West Point Military…

The Irish Game by Matthew Hart

Ireland is a relatively small country. In fact, it’s square mileage is almost 27,000 less square miles than my home state of Georgia, USA. I remember a conversation I had with a couple of girls from Ireland. I was amazed to hear that you could drive across the entire country in about three hours.  …

Lexicon by Max Barry

” Words aren’t just sounds or shapes. They’re meaning. That’s what language is: a protocol for transferring meaning. When you learn English, you train your brain to react in a particular way to sounds. As it turns out, that protocol can be hacked.” – Part 2 Chapter 3 Page 169 In his book, Lexicon, Max…