Of Dice and Men by David M. Ewalt

This is a non-fiction account which details the evolution of role playing games. It outlines many types, but predominantly focuses on Dungeons and Dragons. The book is half an outline of how Dungeons and Dragons began, while the other half is one man’s journey through his personal role playing experience. …

One of Us by Craig DiLouie

One of Us by Craig DiLouie is what I tend to call Dark Fantasy—a fantasy novel which takes place during our present era.  This novel centers around a young generation of children which were born with monstrous disfigurements living as little better than slaves within harsh orphanages. There are several …

The Witching Well, by S.D. Hintz

Genre:  Young Adult Horror Publisher:  Grinning Skull Press Published: 2018 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  Michael D. Griffiths Have you read this book? The Witching Well, by S.D. Hintz is a young adult horror novel. It centers around a fourteen-year-old boy named Murray.  Murray is not doing well. He has just lost …

Hush Sisters Hush, by Donald Krueger

Genre:  Science Fiction Publisher:  Xlibris Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  Michael D. Griffiths Have you read this book? Hush Sisters Hush by Donald Krueger can be labeled a science fiction novel in theory, but the vast majority of the novel focuses on people living through normal Midwestern lives without conflict …

Deadpool 2

Genre:  Super Hero Produced by:  Disney Released: 2018 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  Michael D. Griffiths Deadpool, is the name of the movie, the name of the main character, and both are damn funny. Without a doubt this is not only the funniest action movie of any genre I have seen in …

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: a Star Wars Story (2018) Rated PG-13 Directed by: Ron Howard Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton Rating: Reviewer:  Michael D. Griffiths Have you seen this movie? I managed to get to my first summer blockbuster. I parked my car in a scrap of …

Clade, by James Bradley

Genre:  Science Fiction Publisher:  Titan Publishing Published: 2018 Reviewer Rating:  4.5 Reviewer:  Michael D. Griffiths Have you read this book? Clade, by James Bradley, is a science fiction novel which might turn out to be a literary novel when his very accurate predictions most likely come true. The novel is …

Another Roadside Attraction, by Tom Robbins

Genre:  Fantasy Publisher:  Bantam Books Published: 1971 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  Michael D. Griffiths Have you read this book? Another Roadside Attraction, by Tom Robbins was published in part as a tribute to the creativity and individuality which developed out of the 60s. The story centers around a free thinking and …

Obsession, by Ramsey Campbell

Genre:  Horror Publisher:  Samhain Published: 1985 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  Michael D. Griffiths Have you read this book? Obsession by Ramsey Campbell is almost a mystery as much as a Horror novel, but it is certainly the latter with a sharp bullet. Ramsey sets up the scene, but does not walk …

The Odds, by Robert J. Peterson

Genre:  Science Fiction Publisher:  California Coldblood Published: 2014 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  Michael D. Griffiths Have you read this book? The Odds by, Robert J. Peterson, is a Science Fiction novel set in the distant future where the desert of Nevada is a few hundred degrees during the day and a …

Dead of Winter, by Brian Moreland

Genre:  Horror Publisher:  Samhain Published: 2012 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  Michael D. Griffiths Have you read this book? Dead of Winter, by Brain Moreland proved to be a real treat of me. Between liking horror more as Fall envelopes us and finding out Samhain Publishing has closed their doors, I dug …

The Beauty, by Aliya Whiteley

Genre:  Science Fiction Publisher:  Titan Books Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  Michael D. Griffiths Have you read this book? The Beauty by Aliya Whiteley is a strange sort of Science Fiction. Original and odd, this story takes you in an unexpected u-turn within the first few chapters and then just …

Version Control, by Dexter Palmer

Genre:  Science Fiction Publisher:  Vintage Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  Michael D. Griffiths Have you read this book? Version Control by Dexter Palmer is a Science Fiction novel, heavy on the science side and low on the fantastic. The upside is the reader might learn more than a little about …