An Empathetic Mind-Trip – reviewing Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick

2014 was a highly controversial year for the police force and people of color in the United States of America. (Maybe it was the start of everything, maybe not.) The year brought forth one of the largest political rights movements in recent history: dubbed as the #blacklivesmatter movement. This movement was formed through public outrage … Continue reading An Empathetic Mind-Trip – reviewing Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick

A Conversation About Love – Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time

I didn’t read much as a child. Hell, I didn’t even read Harry Potter till far later. But, call it fate or happenstance, I did read a little bit, and came across a certain spectacular title: A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle’s multi-award-winning children’s novel about all aspects of love, not just the romantic ones. … Continue reading A Conversation About Love – Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time

Till This Day, I’m Still Unsure – More Than This by Patrick Ness, a review

In a mind-bending tale of contemplation about what happens after death, Patrick Ness’s 2013 novel, More Than This tore me to pieces like a dog and a rag doll. I started the novel uncertain of what in the world was going on, or what even the story’s genre was—whether it was going to involve zombies … Continue reading Till This Day, I’m Still Unsure – More Than This by Patrick Ness, a review

That Dinner Party I Never Wanted to Go to – aka The Time Machine by H. G. Wells

This was simultaneously the longest and shortest read of my adult life. With exactly 108 pages (in my 2002 paperback), this book was one of the shortest books in my collection. It should have taken me about a day, less! And yet…I had this book in my backpack for a month. Published in 1895, The … Continue reading That Dinner Party I Never Wanted to Go to – aka The Time Machine by H. G. Wells

Crazy Watching Crazy – Confessions of a Crap Artist by Philip K. Dick

When I moved to the city, one random day I stopped by a local bookshop down the street from where I lived, and discovered their extensive Philip K. Dick selection. Funny enough, in my wanting to read Philip K. Dick, a huge name in contemporary science fiction, the first book I picked out was Confessions … Continue reading Crazy Watching Crazy – Confessions of a Crap Artist by Philip K. Dick