Tag Archives: #Amazon Original Stories

My Book Review of Emergency Skin (Forward collection)

Emergency Skin by N.K. Jemisin My rating: 5 of 5 stars Amazing View of Humanity Yes! Yes! Yes! Can we make this a reality? LOL I don’t want to give any spoilers, yet all I want is to chat about this story with other readers. It’s profound, intense, surprising… amazing! What I loved was Earth and who/what we had the

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My Book Review of You Have Arrived at Your Destination (Forward collection)

You Have Arrived at Your Destination by Amor Towles My rating: 4 of 5 stars A New View of IVF This twist on a couple’s desire to start their family via IVF is unexpected. It’s thought-provoking and disturbing, but original and plausible. The story gets your mind wondering… What I liked was the protagonist’s introspection about his experiences. It gave

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My Book Review of The Last Conversation (Forward collection)

The Last Conversation by Paul Tremblay My rating: 4 of 5 stars Hauntingly Classic The descriptions of stimulus and textile help bring this sterile world to life in such an interesting way. To be put in the protagonist’s POV adds a haunting layer, which heightens the mystery as well as the emotion. This is delicious sci-fi. What I liked was

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My Book Review of Area 51 Discerning Facts from Fiction: Paranormal Activities

Area 51 Discerning Facts from Fiction: Paranormal Activities: UFOs, Extra Terrestials. Alien Encounters by Conrad Bauer My rating: 4 of 5 stars Quick & Thought-provoking I’ve always been fascinated by aliens and the Area 51 lore. It was a no-brainer to grab this book, especially after reading a few of Conrad Bauer’s other short stories. I wasn’t disappointed. Well researched,

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My Book Review of Summer Frost (Forward collection)

Summer Frost by Blake Crouch My rating: 5 of 5 stars Wow – Extraordinary! I’m thunderstruck. This short story is so powerful and complete to the point that there’s nothing short about it. It consumed me as I hungrily read through the pages. Max fascinated me as much as they did Riley. What I loved was the journey of discovery.

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My Book Review of Ark (Forward collection)

Ark by Veronica Roth My rating: 4 of 5 stars Emotional Retro & Introspection For Life The flow of this story and its organization definitely fit the sentiment. It has retrospection that sometimes seemed out of place but, as with life, eventually finds personal meaning for the protagonist. It ends up being quite emotional and the feel of it is

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My Book Review of Clap Back (Black Stars #5)

Clap Back by Nalo Hopkinson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Well written but heartbreaking There was a time when it was Neanderthal vs Cro-Magnon. Today, it sends for many, white vs black. Truth is, it’s always one vs another. The author writes: “Ain’t we people, too? she thought. Wouldn’t freeing us be a step toward freeing all humanity?”The answer

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