Category Archives: Book Reviews

Review: Paul Ruddocks Very Entertaining Short Story Collection, “Not What you Thought?”

Once upon a time – and a very long time it was – the short story was a well-respected form of literary fiction as well as an essential thread in the warp and woof of everyday life. Whether we’re speaking … Continue reading

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Creating Effective Character Descriptions

Effective character descriptions do more than provide a visual image of a character’s appearance. They can also take the reader into the mind of the person they have just met, provide the first hint of their destiny, or perhaps a … Continue reading

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An Interview with Ian Probert, Author of “Johnny Nothing”

It’s my pleasure this week to share an interview with career journalist, “hybrid” author, and most recently, illustrator Ian Probert. Ian’s latest genre (ad)venture is Johnny Nothing, a sly, riotously funny book written ostensibly for children that parents will want … Continue reading

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My Thanks for Recent Reviews

I wanted to give a big Thank You to those readers who have recently posted reviews of The Alexandria Project. Where they are also authors, I’d like to also provide links back to their sites so that you can learn … Continue reading

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Interview: Senan Gil Senan, author of Beyond the Pale

“The beauty of Brave New World by Aldus Huxley shows us that a dystopia can be packaged as a utopia” – S.G. Senan I recently reviewed Senan Gil Senan’s excellent dystopian thriller, Beyond the Pale, and subsequently asked whether he … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beyond the Pale (Senan Gil Senan)

Beyond the Pale is a skillfully conceived and executed variation on the dystopian novel theme, echoing Aldous Huxley’s device of experiencing his brave new world through the eyes of a stranger. In this case, the protagonist is an “Outlander” named … Continue reading

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Book Review: One Night in the Hill Country (Felipe Adan Lerma)

One of the significant advantages of self-publishing is that the author has the freedom to write the book that he or she wishes, rather than conforming to a formula that a publisher (rightly or wrongly) has decided the marketplace will … Continue reading

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