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  1. Edward G.

    Nomad's Island--A Reivew

    NOMAD’S ISLAND by Derek E. Keeling A Black Spirit Review by Edward Gordon "Nomad’s Island" by Derek Keeling (author of "The Umbras") is a study in existential isolation. It begins with the main character, Damon, a twenty-three-year-old man in search of adventure in his life. He doesn't want the...
  2. Edward G.

    Serafina and the Black Cloak is out!

    http://www.amazon.com/Serafina-Black-Cloak-Robert-Beatty/dp/1484709012/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1436880467&sr=1-1&keywords=serafina+and+the+black+cloak "SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK" by Robert Beatty just came out today. I've started reading it, and it's so far quite good. Written for an...
  3. Edward G.

    I am a new one

    Hello Hazel! ;)
  4. Edward G.

    Tech is no Competition for Reading

    It’s a common notion that modern technology creates competition for books aimed at middle grade kids. That is to say if a kid has a game they can play on their phone or computer, they’re not going to want to read, and therefore will read less. But I think this is a mistaken notion. Kids who...
  5. Edward G.

    Anyone Read any Good Mid-Grade?

    I'm always on the lookout for a new and good middle grade novel. I writer literary reviews, so if anyone knows of any title that should be reviewed, please let me know.
  6. Edward G.

    I thought I should say, "Hi"

    Thanks, Sparkchaser, and Regdog, and Strange101. And Regdog is correct: middle grade fiction is fiction written for kids 8-12. In fact here is a link to our website that has the full definition: http://midgradewriters.org/?p=44
  7. Edward G.

    I thought I should say, "Hi"

    Hi. My name is Edward Gordon, and I've technically been a member here for some time, but I'm just now coming back to participate. I write literary critiques of middle grade fiction these days, so I was hoping to share them here. But also, I have wanted to find a forum where I could converse...
  8. Edward G.

    Gillian Flynn: Gone Girl

    Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn (Crown 2012), is simply the best book I’ve read this year. Flynn is a relatively new author, having published only three novels so far. Her first, Sharp Objects came out in 2007, and Dark Places came out three years later. Gone Girl was published in June of this year...
  9. Edward G.

    David Baldacci: The Innocent

    :stars2: “The Innocent,” by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing, April 2012), is a fast-paced, if not terribly exciting, action thriller about an assassin (Will Robie) who is regularly contracted by the U.S. Government to perform hits on people whose existences are politically...
  10. Edward G.

    Sandra Brown: Lethal

    "Lethal" (Grand Central Publishing, 2011) is Sandra Brown’s latest crime thriller. It’s a suspense novel about a widowed woman named Honor and her daughter, Emily, who are kidnapped (sort of) by a sexy undercover FBI agent named Coburn. Coburn’s on the run from a handful of cops and other...
  11. Edward G.

    Stephen King: Mile 81

    Yes, I think "hit and miss" says it all. It does for me anyway.
  12. Edward G.

    Stephen King: Mile 81

    Mile 81 by Stephen King (Scribner, 2011), is simply ridiculous. Twice I stopped reading it to read a self-published debut horror novel by an unknown author. It’s a long short story, more of a novella really, that details the events surrounding an abandon rest stop along I-95 at mile marker...
  13. Edward G.

    Hello!!!

    Hello, Suraya.
  14. Edward G.

    Hello!

    Oh, I clicked on the link. Some links you just have to click on.
  15. Edward G.

    Hi everyone! I'm Sara!

    Finance and philosophy: how apropos in today's world. Howdy, Sara!
  16. Edward G.

    "Caretakers of Eternity"--Just Out!

    This is my first novel and it's a ghost story. Below is a bit of info on it. It's available as a Kindle, Nook, or Paperback. ---------------------------------------- Jennifer Dickerman, an Arizona real estate agent trying to make it on her own, is given the chance of a lifetime when William...
  17. Edward G.

    Max Brooks: World War Z

    Good review, Beer Good. I'm kind of wondering with WWZ if we've reached the end of any useful zombie stories. I mean any that haven't been told--to death.
  18. Edward G.

    Max Brooks: World War Z

    Your points are well taken.
  19. Edward G.

    Max Brooks: World War Z

    Hello Will, I don't see the movies of Romero having any particularly insightful revelations about the human condition, not like this book anyway. They seem to be more like gorefests. When it comes to I am Legend, I think the theme and moral derived from that movie are completely different than...
  20. Edward G.

    Max Brooks: World War Z

    “World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War,” by Max Brooks (Crown Publishing, 2006), is the follow-up to his bestseller “The Zombie Survival Guide” (Three Rivers Press, 2003), but in “World War Z,” Brooks uses the zombie motif in a much more important way than is traditionally accomplished...
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