Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

Why I Don’t Generally Offer to Review Books

Posted: 25th June 2014 by Jason Kristopher in Books
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There are few books I will actively work to read and review. The reason for this is simple: I have a backlog that I already don’t have time to read (that would be the box you see below). Mervidia, by my very good friends Jay & Katie Barber, is one of the ones I can’t wait to […]

From On Writing is both a textbook for writers and a memoir of Stephen’s life and will, thus, appeal even to those who are not aspiring writers. If you’ve always wondered what led Steve to become a writer and how he came to be the success he is today, this will answer those questions. This […]

4 Stars: “Fade to Black” by Josh Pryor

Posted: 18th June 2014 by Jason Kristopher in Books

Disclaimer: I had the good fortune to meet Josh and his family at ZomBcon 2011 in Seattle, where I was hocking my first book at the table just across from his. We agreed to a trade, and I sent people his way when they were done at my table. The fact that he is very […]

My friend, fellow author, and fervent Grey Gecko Press supporter A. K. Klemm (check her out on GoodReads) interviewed me for her blog, Anakalian Whims. She asked some great questions, and you should go read the full interview, but here’s a couple questions: 1. Your books (The Dying of the Light) are a series of zombie apocalypse […]

5 Stars: “Wool” by Hugh Howey

Posted: 26th February 2014 by Jason Kristopher in Books
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5 stars for one of the best sci-fi books I’ve ever read, from an author who’s blazing a trail for the rest of us.

4 Stars: “A Walk in the Woods” by Bill Bryson

Posted: 24th February 2014 by Jason Kristopher in Books
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From Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The AT offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakes—and to a writer with the comic genius of Bill Bryson, it […]

4 stars for this Aztec murder mystery. Take great action, throw in some suspense and a fascinating historical setting, and you have a recipe for one of the most unique books I’ve read in years.

My name is Isra. I am one of two remaining angels. You see, when God vanished, Lucifer threw open his gates and unleashed his macabre horde on Earth. Great fiery fissures collapsed cities and rural areas alike, the very ground roiling like a stormy sea of unbearable heat. Angels fell like burning rain from the […]