Review of As Much as I Care to Remember, E. B. Howell

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery.  E. B. Howell’s As Much as I Care to Remember is a frank portrayal of living with bipolar disorder. Howell’s honest dedication to raising awareness about bipolar disorder delivers an empathetic and authentic narrative about Liddy, a woman battling the world around her and the multiple narratives spun by her episodes of … Continue reading Review of As Much as I Care to Remember, E. B. Howell

Review of Marilia, the Bastard, Morgan Cole

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery. Marilia - strong-willed, erudite and fallible. Cole has delivered a heroine so humbly human I found pleasure in reading fantasy again. Marilia’s entire story is one of struggle, defiance and vulnerability. Not once is her trajectory predictable. She is not invincible. She is frustrating at times in her quarrels with … Continue reading Review of Marilia, the Bastard, Morgan Cole

Review of Scarlet Shadows, Scylla Grand

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery.  Scarlet Shadows by Scylla Grand is a short yet powerful collection, carefully curated to reveal a journey of turmoil and lingering hope. Grand’s style reminds me of Wendy Cope, Emily Dickinson or Sylvia Plath, as she blends the straightforward with the whimsical. The collection is divided into three parts: Invisible, Inertia … Continue reading Review of Scarlet Shadows, Scylla Grand

Review of Conversations With Women, Cebo Campbell

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery. I expected Conversations with Women to be about women through a male gaze. I expected to grimace at Campbell’s attempt to capture the female experience. Both expectations were to be proven false within the first few pages. Campbell provides an outlook which is original and unique; an outlook which challenges … Continue reading Review of Conversations With Women, Cebo Campbell