LitStack Review – Mechanical Failure by Joseph Zieja

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Mechanical Failure Joseph Zieja Saga Press Release Date:  June 14, 2016 ISBN 978-1-4814-5927-3 My father-in-law loved to watch reruns of the 1960s TV comedy Hogan’s Heroes, about cheeky Allied POWs in a German WWII prison camp, run by a strict but inept commandant.  As a child, I found the series vaguely funny, but as I [….]

LitStack Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

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A Darker Shade of Magic V. E. Schwab Tor Books Release Date:  February 24, 2015 ISBN 978-0-7653-7645-9 London is such a touchstone for magic and magical things.  Whether it be the environ of Harry Potter’s Ministry of Magic or the setting for Marie Brennan’s Onyx Court, Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, Charlie Fletcher’s Oversight series, or even [….]

LitStack Review: The Laughing Monsters by Denis Johnson

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The Laughing Monsters Denis Johnson Farrar, Straus and Giroux Release Date:  November 4, 2014 978-0-374-28059-8 If you feel a bit over-saturated with holiday cheer, and need something to counterbalance the saccharine sweetness of the last few days, have I got just the book for you!  It’s not a horrid book, not in the least, nor [….]