In the Introduction Adam Moss is worried about magazine-journalism in the age of the internet. There are many other kinds of journals around: short and medium-form written articles, photo-journalism, Twitter, Instagram etc. – it’s a question if magazine writing even…
Rachel Neuburger Reynolds: Drowning Lessons (Red Frog Beach Mystery #1)
Lexie is the maid of honor at her best friend Olivia’s extravagant wedding at the remote chain of islands of Panama. The story is told by her, when she has to guide the guests through the week, by smiling and…
Sean and Corie Weaver (editors): The Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide, Volume 5
The actual collection for 2019 is similar to the previous in many aspects, but the overall quality is lower and the overall concept is not a winning idea either.
Ann Hornaday: Talking Pictures – How to Watch Movies
A detailed, exhaustive study about movies, what we should notice watching a movie, with many – actually too many – examples.
Sylvain Neuvel: Only Human (Themis Files #3)
The latest part from the trilogy starts pretty well, but later it just becomes a long and boring moral lesson about racism.
Heather Webb: The Phantom’s Apprentice
When the story of the phantom of the opera was told, both Gaston Leroux and Andrew Lloyd Webber left out many-many details. We don’t know how Christine was hired to the opera, how the phantom discovered her or where did…
Edited by George R. R. Martin: Mississippi Roll (Wild Cards #24)
This story is about a journey on a steamboat, which is still running the Mississippi in the 2010s. Our main character is a ghost, who was the first owner and captain of the boat. He had lived in the 50’s,…
Sean and Corie Weaver (editors): The 2018 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide
Great stories around a brilliant idea: sci-fi stories for children. There are future technologies, new planets, aliens, apocalypse, children heroes and clear moral lessons.
Brian Tracy: Million dollar habits
When all the self-help and success-books came together and appear in one book: this one contains everything what you can ever read around.
Piers Paul Read: The Villa Golitsyn
At the beginning the story seems to be a war crime investigation from the imperial period of the British history, when a British gentleman tries to find a secret in France. But it becomes a holiday-love story, where English guys…
John Scalzi: The Dispatcher
A short novel with an interesting base idea, but the story just a conversation-format description of a strangly changed world and a strange profession in it.
Jonathan Stroud: The Creeping Shadow (Lockwood & Co #4)
Fortunately the fourth part is not only about Lucy’s permanent wailing: our main heroine peacefully returns to Lockwood & Co, and they are fighting together against ghosts and evil people as well.
Joe R. Lansdale: Blood and Lemonade (Hap and Leonard #13)
Fifteen new, nostalgic stories about Hap’s childhood and the main social problems in the USA’s in the 60’s.
John Scalzi: The Collapsing Empire
After John Scalzi finished the Old Man’s War-series, he started another, brand new, huge space opera. The Collapsing Empire is about people in the space again, now without aliens, and it’s much more funny – actually a long, endless joking…
Sylvain Neuvel: Waking Gods (Themis Files #2)
The second part is like a bridge between the first and the third book: the main story lines are continued, and only some personal issues are finished.
John Scalzi: Miniatures – The Very Short Fiction of John Scalzi
Short, funny, mostly sci-fi stories from the author of the Old Man’s War series and Redshirts – and some of them are really great.
Joe R. Lansdale: Dead on the bones
Fandom of pulp, tributes to other authors and enjoying to wear their skins – it had to be a joyful experiment to Joe R. Lansdale to write stories in other author’s universes. It’s joyful for the reader as well –…
Ryan Aldred: Rum luck
Ben Cooper woke up in a jail in Costa Rica, unconsciously about the latest night, and it appears he bought a bar on the beach, and the previous owner was murdered. Sounds like a good base for a crime, a light story to read during…