Indie Book Reviews (page 3)

Shadows of Paris by Eric D. Lehman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A lyrical, lovely story of doomed romance that doesn't overstay its welcome."
Travel and history writer Lehman (Connecticut Town Greens, 2015, etc.) turns his hand to fiction in this short novel set in the City of Lights.Read full book review >
Judo by Rodolfo Tello
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A lean, direct introductory text for readers interested in judo culture and practice."
Tello (Social Safeguards, 2015, etc.) describes the basic concepts and techniques of judo in this introductory work of nonfiction.Read full book review >

The Blitz Business by D.A. Spruzen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"Despite the rousing historical background, this sentimental orphan tale remains grim."
A mentally disabled boy tries to navigate his way through World War II-era Britain in this historical novel. Read full book review >
Autonomy by Jude Houghton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2016

"An immersive novel that chillingly predicts a world in which life is something to be escaped rather than experienced."
Houghton (Songs of Seraphina, 2015) explores the difference between living and surviving in this sci-fi thriller. Read full book review >
Elizabeth Daleiden on Trial by Ron Fritsch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 30, 2016

"Big-city life has nothing on small-town shenanigans in this often enjoyable read with a serious message."
Fritsch's (Promised Valley Peace, 2013, etc.) historical legal drama reveals the seamy underbelly of a small Illinois farming community. Read full book review >

Hill Country Siren by Patrick Kelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2016

"A laudable showing featuring an unconventional detective who's impossible to dislike."
Freelance chief financial officerJoe Robbins gets hired by a famed musician to look into a potential scam and becomes embroiled in a murder case in Kelly's (Hill Country Rage, 2014, etc.) latest series thriller.Read full book review >
Colors of Immortality by J.M. Muller
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 29, 2016

"This capable novel about a wondrous, secret world largely focuses on setting up its sequel."
In this debut YA fantasy, a teen discovers he's connected to a hidden enclave of undead outcasts. Read full book review >
The Essence of Ethical Pragmatism by E. Dennis Brod
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 28, 2016

"Impressively free of political bias, but philosophically slight."
An updated version of philosophical pragmatism, offered as a cure for all that ails the world. Read full book review >
Lifethreat by B.J. Meehan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2016

"A skillfully rendered but overly ambitious medical thriller."
A mysterious disease is gradually sterilizing men, and a federal health worker struggles to find out why in this debut novel. Read full book review >
The Smallest Angel by Richard Seib
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2016

"While slow at times, this sentimental book about a mysterious woman nevertheless manages plenty of surprises and an overall uplifting message."
A sci-fi novel explores the importance of faith in a violent world. Read full book review >
The Latina President by Joseph Rothstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2016

"A suspenseful—and topical—tale of White House intrigue."
A debut political thriller tracks the meteoric and perilous rise of a Latina U.S. president. Read full book review >
Jesus Delayed by J.E. Gulbrandsen
RELIGION
Released: July 25, 2016

"An important contribution to Evangelical thought."
A radical reinterpretation of the Bible and the core of mainstream Evangelical theology. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
author of SEINFELDIA
August 22, 2016

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s new bestseller Seinfeldia is the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld —the cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world. Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. NBC executives didn’t think anyone would watch either, but they bought it anyway, hiding it away in the TV dead zone of summer. But against all odds, viewers began to watch, first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly 40 million Americans were tuning in weekly. In Seinfeldia, TV historian and entertainment writer Armstrong celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers behind-the-scenes of the show while it was on the air and into the world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant, a world where the Soup Nazi still spends his days saying “No soup for you!” “Armstrong’s intimate, breezy history is full of gossipy details, show trivia, and insights into how famous episodes came to be,” our reviewer writes. “Perfect for Seinfeldians and newcomers alike.” View video >