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Neighborhood Poem: a class exercise

A fawn, June 19, 2020

Old GP Road the fawns mom stares at us while we hunt them with our eyes or camera her babies graze without fear of us we be-knight them the freezer meat twins though their spots have yet to fade the river is a boon companion ever present, ever murmuring down here is not the city nor the

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Review: Come Join the Murder by Holly Rae Garcia

Come Join the Murder by Holly Rae Garcia

In Come Join the Murder (ISBN 978-8-6072-9926-2), Holly Rae Garcia has written a tense and suspenseful thriller. It’s not a whodunit in the classic sense; we know who committed the crime. The question becomes if the killer will be caught. The question is also if the protagonist of the story will be okay by the

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Review: The Imaginary Corpse by Tyler Hayes

Imaginary Corpse by Tyler Hayes

The Imaginary Corpse by Tyler Hayes (ISBN: 978-0-85766-831-8) is the story of a stuffed triceratops detective, Detective Tippy. Detective Tippy lives in the Stillreal, a world constructed of abandoned ideas. These ideas, or Ideas, are the personification of people’s hopes, dreams, fears, and youthful coping strategies. Ideas are populated by Friends, creations of younger people

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Review: The Punch Escrow by Tal Klein

The Punch Escrow by Tal Klein

Tal Klein’s The Punch Escrow is an outstanding debut novel. The writing is tight and the narrative flows quickly. This is a must-read for science fiction fans. It’s the 22nd century. Corporations rule the world and humans have finally broken the secret of teleportation. Although, it’s not exactly teleportation in the Star Trek-dissolving-into-a-bunch-of-sparkly-lights teleportation, people

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Review: Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land

Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land

Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land is fantastic. It is thrilling, the characters are alive, and I was enthralled until the last page. I do not recommend this book for everybody, however. There are some truly disturbing images and sequences that could act as triggers for survivors. This is the story of a 15-year-old

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Review: Eteka: Rise of the Imamba

Eteka: Rise of the Imamba by Ben Hinson

Eteka: Rise of the Imamba by Ben Hinson The inheritance of European colonialism in Africa is one of fractured cultures, tribal territories split by arbitrary national borders, and violence.In the second half of the 20th century, the Cold War would be the incubator not just for the last gasp of European colonial influence, but also the

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Jan. 20, 2020: TAG!

Last week’s video was a book tag about the history of Matt Reviews Books. It was a fun exercise in reviewing the highs and lows of the last three years. You can watch it here. The purpose of the tag, as I undstand it, was to introduce the channel to viewers and give something of

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Notes from Aug. 13, 2019

J.D. Salinger’s books, including Catcher in the Rye, will be released in e-book format. Finally. I’m not the biggest Salinger fan, but Catcher in the Rye was a great read in a modestly surreal fashion. For anyone who doesn’t want to invest the physical real estate on their bookshelves to Catcher, but still wants to

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