Indie Book Reviews (page 8)

The Theta Prophecy by Chris Dietzel
Released: Sept. 28, 2015

"A terrifying glimpse at a believable future."
Dietzel (The Last Teacher, 2015, etc.) offers a chilling sci-fi novel about big government run amok in the future. Read full book review >
Those Bones at Goliad by Judith Austin Mills
Released: Sept. 27, 2015

"Texas history on a broad, complex scale."
A sweeping tale of 19th-century Texas. Read full book review >

Grendel's Mother by Susan Signe Morrison
Released: Sept. 25, 2015

"An enchanting, poignant reimagining of Beowulf."
Morrison's (The Literature of Waste, 2015, etc.) historical novel explores the legend of Beowulf.Read full book review >
Blue Moon Luck by Linda Collison
Released: Sept. 25, 2015

"A well-written novel that rushes through its second half; readers might want another 100 pages."
In the early 1980s, two aspiring musicians yearn to escape their sleepy West Virginia hometown in Collison's (Water Ghosts, 2015, etc.) short, lyrical novel.Read full book review >
The President Factor by Pat Obermeier
Released: Sept. 24, 2015

"A timely caricature of the worst and the best of American politics."
Incisive political satire by television veteran and debut novelist Obermeier that features two banes of modern-day society—bipartisan posturing and reality television shows. Read full book review >

Farryn's War by Christie Meierz
Released: Sept. 24, 2015

"Not without its flaws but a solid entry for readers craving new, original space operas."
An alien woman tries to track down her former lover in the first installment of Meierz's (The Fall, 2015, etc.) new Exiles of the Drift series, set in the same universe as the Tales of Tolari Space.Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 24, 2015

"A firm response to currently accepted dog-training methods."
A convincing guide for dog owners as well as a memoir of instructive adventures set in nature. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 24, 2015

"An oral history that delves deeply into video stores and the film movement they nurtured."
Using interviews with a wide array of filmmakers, former Premiere editor Roston brings the magic of video stores to life.Read full book review >
Sightseeing in the Undiscovered Country by Louisa Oakley Green
Released: Sept. 23, 2015

"A compassionate, intelligent survey of supernatural experiences."
The wife of a psychic gathers reports from everyday people who believe they've glimpsed the beyond. Read full book review >
Surprise Encounters with Artists and Scientists, Whales and Other Living Things by Scott McVay
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"A whale of a memoir in more ways than one."
Poet and philanthropy chairman McVay describes, in prose and verse, his eventful life and his meetings with remarkable men, women, and animals. Read full book review >
Thank You For the Shoes by Raffaela Marie Rizzo
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"A heartwarming amalgam of personal fact, fiction, and history."
An affecting tale of an Italian immigrant's struggle to make a life for himself in the United States. Read full book review >
Robinson Crusoe 2245 by E.J. Robinson
Released: Sept. 21, 2015

"A solid, well-paced sci-fi adventure."
Robinson Crusoe returns from a rigidly hierarchical far-future U.K. to a nightmarish North America in search of his love, Friday, in the second book of Robinson's (Robinson Crusoe 2244, 2014) series updating the Daniel Defoe classic. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jason Gay
November 17, 2015

In the 1990s, copies of Richard Carlson’s Don't Sweat the Small Stuff (and its many sequels) were seemingly everywhere, giving readers either the confidence to prioritize their stresses or despondence over the slender volume’s not addressing their particular set of problems. While not the first book of its kind, it kicked open the door for an industry of self-help, worry-reduction advice guides. In his first book, Little Victories, Wall Street Journal sports columnist Gay takes less of a guru approach, though he has drawn an audience of readers appreciative of reportage that balances insights with a droll, self-deprecating outlook. He occasionally focuses his columns on “the Rules” (of Thanksgiving family touch football, the gym, the office holiday party, etc.), which started as a genial poke in the eye at the proliferation of self-help books and, over time, came to explore actual advice “both practical and ridiculous” and “neither perfect nor universal.” The author admirably combines those elements in every piece in the book. View video >