Wild Lands (Book 2 of Savage Lands) by Stacey Marie Brown, 297 pages, Five Stars.
The Art of Prompt by Camerson Monhagan, uncertain page count, 2500 prompts, Five Stars.
The above are my final reads in March.
April 2021 – 12 Books
Shaman by Kim Stanley Robinson, 460 pages, Five Stars; I have read several books by this author, and all are wonderful.
The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins, 390 pages, Five Stars; I like stories about books, libraries, and strange things.
Darke by Rick Gekoski, 321 pages, Four Stars, deals with grief and isolation and is well done, a bit dark and depressing.
Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore, 376 pages, Five Stars, you should read this; it is a romp.
A Witch In Time by Constance Sayers, 449 pages, Five Stars, is a story that invites deep thought.
The Secret Life of Books by Tom Mole, 239 pages, Five Stars, explores how books mean more than just what they say.
Tears of Amber by Sofia Segovia, Kindle First Read, 487 pages, Five Stars; is a story of how a family survives a war.
D (A Tale of Two Worlds) by Michel Faber, 304 pages, Five Stars, a story of what might happen if someone made a letter of the alphabet disappear.
Unexpected by Jozua van Otterloo, 100 pages, Four Stars, an inspirational book, I would give Three Stars because it has many errors and I copy edit. However, the stories and references are very appropriate.
The Abundance by Annie Dillard, 288 pages, Five Stars, everything I have read by her is grand.
The Discomfort of Evening by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, 298 pages, Five Stars, is another story about grief, how we blame ourselves and involve others in attempted resolution. Booker Prize Winner
Ilium by Dan Simmons, 752 pages, Ten Stars, I mean, Five Stars, I love this author. I read Drood, Flashback, Black Hills, and I will read others. I think he is not as well recognized as he should be. His Horror is bone-chilling, his Syfy is riveting, his writing is literary and superb.
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