Monday, October 24, 2016

THE EIGHTH by Stephanie Wytovich_Review

The EighthThe Eighth by Stephanie M. Wytovich
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Review: THE EIGHTH by Stephanie M. Wytovich

Stephanie Wytovich is by nature a poet. THE EIGHTH is both pure poetry, and purely poetic. From the first lines I floated in imagery and lyricism, in sensuality in its strictest sense, a feast of the senses. A hedonist would revel! [Both Aleister Crowley and Oscar Wilde come to mind in this regard.]

The demon Paimon is one of Hell's collectors, who bring souls for Lucifer's delectation. That worthy prefers females, so Paimon needs must provide according to his quota. He is a clever and cunning temptor indeed, and his weapons are those of supreme mental torture: despair, betrayal, self-flagellation, envy, depression, self-wrath. As are his victims prisoners of their own emotions and confusion, so too is their temptor, far more like his targets than either can know.

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Review_PULSE: WHEN GRAVITY FAILS by John Freitas

Pulse: When Gravity Fails (Pulse Science Fiction Series Book 1)Pulse: When Gravity Fails by John Freitas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Review: PULSE: WHEN GRAVITY FAILS by John Freitas

Never a dull moment in this imaginative science fiction thriller. As many apocalyptic and science fiction as I've read over the decades, the cause in this book is new to me, and its astrophysical soundness renders it all the more terrifying.

The author provides a variety of detailed anecdotes, with a core of continuing characters whose lives exemplify "normality" as reality shifts, changes, and cracks.

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