COMIC REVIEW: Barefoot Gen Vol. 1 by Keiji Nakazawa

Barefoot Gen Vol. 1 by Keiji Nakazawa is … well, it isn’t often that a book or movie turns my emotional belly inside out, but this 300-page comic really packs the full five fingers. It’s an uplifting and devastating tale of the backdrop of war; the realities of life in Hiroshima during the weeks that…

BOOK REVIEW: Celeste: The Unseen Book 2

Celeste by Johnny Worthen will rock you across the dancefloor of the Prom and ravage your body with the bullets of ignorant hatred, fear, and greed. No joke. It sucks you into what appears to be a better ride for Eleanor Anders, the young girl with a primeval secret locked in her cells, but the…

BOOK REVIEW: Nobody Wakes Up Pretty, by Diane Lefer

Nobody Wakes Up Pretty by Diane Lefer is a book that takes you on a trip through racist 1990s New York. It’s punchy, gritty, has a few patches of seriously real and squelchy sex, and its message is more than relevant in today’s civil rights climate. In essence Diane Lefer feeds you through a blender…

BOOK REVIEW: Eleanor: The Unseen by Johnny Worthen

Eleanor: The Unseen by Johnny Worthen is a solid tale. The characters have the depth of real people, so the challenges they face become the reader’s fights, but more than that, the story ambushes you in just a few pages. It’s the kind of book that permeates your mind. Click the image for the Amazon…