New Review of Dismantle the Sun

As longtime readers of this blog know, I try to avoid reading published reviews, whether positive, negative, or indifferent. There are several reasons for this. The reason currently in the lead is that I’m working on a the first draft of a new book. A reviewer’s voice in my ear, particularly about a book I finished writing four years ago, is just… Continue reading New Review of Dismantle the Sun

Judging A Book By Its Cover

I don’t know too much about Lion and Leopard, the book I just received from Dactyl Review, but I do know this. The cover is damn handsome. I’ll be reviewing this for them sometime in the next few weeks. You’ll hear about that in this space, I promise. ANCILLARY MATTER: Dactyl decided that the review someone else… Continue reading Judging A Book By Its Cover

Review: Dismantle the Sun is “Wrenching”

I certainly hope so. (From Dactyl Review) Dismantle the Sun (Booktrope, 324 pages) is literary, but if you are looking for a novel of bright sunshine, lollipops along with skittles and beer, this is not the book for you. It reeks pathos; “wrenches” is the term used on the back cover of the book, and the… Continue reading Review: Dismantle the Sun is “Wrenching”