Sorry to Disrupt the Peace by Patty Yumi Cottrell

Before I was too far into Sorry to Disrupt the Peace, I stopped to read whatever of Patty Yumi Cottrell’s short fiction I could find via Google. It turns out that there’s quite a bit to be found, both in various literary journals and some stuff just published on websites. This isn’t an important or crucial step before reading her debut novel, but it does … Continue reading Sorry to Disrupt the Peace by Patty Yumi Cottrell

The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso

Hatred eats the soul of the hater, not the hated. – Alice Herz-Sommer There are various quotes similar to the one stated above. Most of them allude to the fact that hating someone is more harmful to those who hate than to the hated person. It’s seems true to an extent, especially when the other person doesn’t understand why you dislike them so. If you … Continue reading The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso

Universal Harvester by John Darnielle

There’s a certain amount of trust that an author asks of their reader when writing a book that constantly changes. John Darnielle, best known as the lead man of indie folk band The Mountain Goats, asked that of his readers when he debuted in 2014 with Wolf In White Van. Following a non-chronological plot, Darnielle’s first novel was very well received and nominated for the … Continue reading Universal Harvester by John Darnielle

Rules For Dating My Daughter by Mike Dawson

2016 was most assuredly not my most productive year of reading. Sure if you check my Goodreads profile it will say that I read somewhere around 30 titles, my goal for the year. But what it doesn’t say is that I completely slacked on reading new release titles. So towards the end of the year I decided to read through some best of lists (having … Continue reading Rules For Dating My Daughter by Mike Dawson