The Devil Aspect

The bohemian setting of Czechoslovakia is the perfect stage for this rich and macabre tale of a young doctor taking a new assignment at Hrad Orlu asylum for the criminally insane, in order to prove his controversial Devil Aspect theory. Dr Viktor Kosarek believes that a ‘devil aspect’ exists in everyone (meaning the Devil himselfContinue reading “The Devil Aspect”

This Is How It Always Is

This was a 5 out of 5 stars read for me!   “This is Claude. He’s five years old, the youngest of five brothers, and loves peanut butter sandwiches. He also loves wearing a dress, and dreams of being a princess.” Don’t we all? Aren’t we all looking for that fairy tale ending? But thisContinue reading “This Is How It Always Is”

Castle Of Water

This was a 5 out of 5 stars novel for me; as near a perfect emotional ride as you can take.  How do you review something that blew you away? How do you add words to someone’s creation that has prose that should be considered illegal? So beautiful that it drips like honey- thick andContinue reading “Castle Of Water”

Comicon and The Mall

So, first and foremost I would love to say Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there making it happen in their kids lives!  I thought that I would give you guys a quick update on the Comicon adventure… (translated to the “what in the world was that?” adventure)… So anytime you are inundatedContinue reading “Comicon and The Mall”

Hearts Are Like Balloons

Have you ever loved someone so much that their absence leaves a gaping hole in your heart?  Where the tears silently leak from your eyes whether you mean for them to or not? Where the pain as your heart tears is physical… And the despair you feel is guttural… The pain feels like it willContinue reading “Hearts Are Like Balloons”

Kids!

Have you ever just looked around you and thought… AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! I mean Duracell would make a killing if they could harness the pure, raw, power of a child on a mission. So today, the object of the mission is “Anime Comicon.” I just want to know, WHOSE BRAIN CHILD WAS THIS? So let me justContinue reading “Kids!”

Lying To Children

From the nine months it takes to create that perfect little life until the eighteen years and beyond it takes to raise them, children are by far the greatest gift we ever receive.  Their first smile. Their first laugh. Their first words. Their first steps. All are such monumental milestones. As parents, we smile andContinue reading “Lying To Children”

The Stars Are Fire

I must say that one of the best experiences when reading a book is the sensory aspects. The quiet promise in the bookstore. The smell of a new book. The graphic artistry on the cover. The feel of the page as it turns in your hand. This book has AMAZING artistry on the cover andContinue reading “The Stars Are Fire”