Review of 3a.m. Blues, Joseph Fulkerson

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery. 3a.m. Blues is the second poetry collection from Fulkerson - The Glenmore Sessions being a tremendous debut. The approach in 3a.m. Blues is very different to The Glenmore Sessions; divided into three sections - Denial & Bitterness, Acceptance & Forgiveness, and New Beginnings. Fulkerson's focus this time is on the linear journey through and out of … Continue reading Review of 3a.m. Blues, Joseph Fulkerson

Review of Boy in the Hole, Akiva Hersh

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery.  Hersh’s novel follows the beginning of Jacob Murtaugh’s life; from new born babe to young adult off to college. The events Jacob witnesses, perpetrates and survives are unsettling and it was often uncomfortable to read. Yet, there is an addictive quality to Hersh’s narrative. No matter how disconcerted I felt … Continue reading Review of Boy in the Hole, Akiva Hersh

Review of You Can See More From Up Here, Mark Guerin

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery. Guerin’s narrative switches between the past and the present as his protagonist, Walker, attempts to reconcile his memory of his summer job when he was nineteen, and how far his father was involved in the disappearance of a Mexican family. In the beginning, the pace immediately transports you to Walker’s … Continue reading Review of You Can See More From Up Here, Mark Guerin

Review of Maggie’s Ruse, Anne Leigh Parrish

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery.  Parrish’s fourth novel Maggie’s Ruse follows the lives of identical twins, Maggie and Marta, and it is a well-written novel you are unlikely to put down. Both young women are living together, as they always have done, in New York, attempting to make something of themselves. Maggie is an artist and Marta … Continue reading Review of Maggie’s Ruse, Anne Leigh Parrish

Review of Visions of a Quantum Woman, Margaret Duns

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery.  Duns' Visions of a Quantum Woman is unlike anything I have ever read. I am not normally one to choose a book which is autobiographical, let alone one which explores Quantum Physics. However, I am incredibly glad I did. Duns' sensitive and honest documentation of her visions and what they have taught … Continue reading Review of Visions of a Quantum Woman, Margaret Duns

Review of A Journal for Damned Lovers Volume 3, S. K. Nicholas

The final volume of Nicholas’ A Journal For Damned Lovers trilogy brings the fledging footsteps of a writer to a close, ready to take his next step; releasing his first novel, X and I. I have always praised the structure of Nicholas’ collections but Volume 3 is certainly the best - demonstrating a practiced ease … Continue reading Review of A Journal for Damned Lovers Volume 3, S. K. Nicholas

Review of The River in the Trees, Jacqueline O’Mahony

The River in the Trees by Jacqueline O’Mahony really is a special read; think Cecelia Ahern but grittier and subtle in how it weaves Ellen and Hannah’s stories together. O’Mahony’s use of dual narrative is a triumph as it showcases the parallels which exist between lives even one hundred years apart. It allows The River … Continue reading Review of The River in the Trees, Jacqueline O’Mahony