Outlet, by Randy Taguchi

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Vertical Inc. Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by James Michael White Have you read this book? Randy Taguchi’s novel, Outlet, a best seller from Japan, possesses qualities both peculiar to Japanese SF and what in western circles is known as “chick lit,” which may mean …

The Guin Saga, by Kaoru Kurimoto

Genre: YA Fantasy Publisher: Vertical Inc. Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by James Michael White Have you read this book? Young adult heroic fantasy may be overshadowed these days in a market saturated with gigantic multi-volume world-building word orgies bulging with all the jejune appeal of silicone teats (think …

Ring, by Koji Suzuki

Genre: Horror Publisher: Vertical Inc. Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by James Michael White Have you read this book? Okay, I confess, I saw the American theatrical version of The Ring before I read the novel and my reaction to the original source material has no doubt been tainted …