Dragonfish a Novel by Vu Tran

The story of a man, who has lost at love, searching for redemption while hunting down the specter of his missing ex-wife. It’s gripping, but breezy. Trenchant, but brief. It’s everything that a thriller/contemporary detective noir should be and manages not to lose the reader in the slew of crime fiction tropes that sparsely dot this journey of the depths, and often tragic outcomes of love. … More Dragonfish a Novel by Vu Tran

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 3,900 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people. Click here to … More 2015 in review

Stay Up With Me by Tom Barbash Review

Manhattan is shown here as filled with the wealthy, wise and educated citizens of the world. Psychologically healthy people surrounded by concrete, bricks, lights, bustle and immense culture who engage life in a rather determined manner while still unpacking pithy sensual quandaries. Among the people who live in this New York, within these mostly snug vignettes, we see love emerge as an organic extension of human interaction, rather than a thing derived from an intended thematic concept. It is intuitive, subtle, nuanced and wholly authentic. … More Stay Up With Me by Tom Barbash Review

Isms In Popular Media: Worse TV Offenders

By Darius Dunn These aren’t your grandmothers racist, sexist or gender-phobic portrayals. These media presentations are all from recent history. The Isms discussed aren’t major plot or character points in any of these shows, but are instead elements included for the purposes of social commentary, or a few cheap laughs. You be the judge. Popular … More Isms In Popular Media: Worse TV Offenders

Finders Keepers by Stephen King

One man seeks to save his family’s fortune by selling a rare and illicitly acquired collection. The other only seeks sublimation by finally reveling in his stolen treasure after decades squandered behind bars. They may not be on a collision course, but when Pete and Morris come to blows over the pilfered possessions, watch out lest sparks fly down your back and scorch your skin. Or at least that’s the promise in Finders Keepers by Stephen King. … More Finders Keepers by Stephen King