Books

The Freedom to Be You…thanks Gretchen

The Freedom to Be You…thanks Gretchen

  My reading list for November has turned up an unexpected gem. Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project is an account of the author’s journey towards finding more happiness in her life. Not that she was at all miserable with the status quo – loving husband, beautiful children, and the courage to make a mid-career transition […]

Book Review: “The Possibility of an Island” by Michel Houellebecq

Book Review: “The Possibility of an Island” by Michel Houellebecq

[media-credit id=6 align=”alignleft” width=”198″][/media-credit] There’s so much happening with this novel, I don’t even know where to begin – so let’s start by saying that underneath the philosophical passages and the Literary way in which it is written, what you have here is essentially a Science Fiction novel. Try to imagine Louis-Ferdinand Céline crossed with […]

By October 18, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Album Review:Gallows Tree Tales by Andrew “Slim” Black

Album Review:Gallows Tree Tales by Andrew “Slim” Black

Gallows Tree Tales promo picture Gallows Tree Tales:Andrew “Slim” Black incorporates catchy folk rock tunes, Celtic airs and autobiographical lyrics creating an album that is melodic and timeless.  Dan Clark – lead guitar/piano/Hammond Colman Connoly -Uilleann pipes/flute Ben Cordrey – Bass Sam Kimmins-Harmonica Orlaith McAuliffe-Whistle/flute The Singology Gospel Choir conducted and arrange by Reese Robinson […]

Book Review: “The Private Lives of Trees” by Alejandro Zambra

Book Review: “The Private Lives of Trees” by Alejandro Zambra

 Rating   Alejandro Zambra is quickly becoming a very well respected writer in his native Chile and throughout Latin America as a whole. Now he’s ready for the English speaking audience and I’m certain that the English speaking audience is going to be ready for him. “The Private Lives of Trees” is Zambra’s second novel […]

By October 11, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Book Review: You Deserve Nothing by Alexander Maksik

Book Review: You Deserve Nothing by Alexander Maksik

Europa Editions, 2011,  322 pps Will Silver is a high school teacher at an international school in Paris. He is adored by his students for his unconventional way of teaching literature. He teaches them Camus, Sartre, Faulkner, Keats and others, as a way to allow his students to critically think and not to just sit […]

A twist in the plot. Julian Gallo discusses his new novel and gives his view on the reality versus perception of self publishing

A twist in the plot. Julian Gallo discusses his new novel and gives his view on the reality versus perception of self publishing

Author Julian Gallo discusses his new novel Mediterraneo and the influence that the 50 Shades trilogy has had on self-published books. Julian Gallo is a self-published writer. In the last decade his poetry and short stories have been published across the internet and in print; submissions that were accepted by various literary venues.  Gallo has […]

A Guide to Getting Your Self-Published Book Seen (by any means possible)

A Guide to Getting Your Self-Published Book Seen (by any means possible)

Writing a book is hard work but what’s even harder is getting your book seen by readers amidst the hundreds of thousand of books already on the market. Authors who have been signed by publishers or agents have a helping hand when it comes to marketing and advertising. These lucky authors will have publicists who […]

“November Rust” – Updated Interview with Author Julian Gallo

“November Rust” – Updated Interview with Author Julian Gallo

November Rust, Julian Gallo’s first novel, is one of those rare books that isn’t scared to take risks and doesn’t shy away from demanding the reader’s attention. This interview was first published in 2009 after the release of Julian Gallo’s first novel November Rust.  This interview includes an update in which Julian talks about November […]

By January 27, 2012 8 Comments Read More →
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