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Joseph S. Pete, Book Reviewer

Joseph S. Pete is a lifelong bibliophile who can often be found at libraries, bookstores, and literary festivals, and who was once chastised for bringing a hardcover library book into a darkened movie theater. He is an award-winning journalist, a Sunday newspaper columnist, an Iraq War veteran, a board member for the Indiana Society for Professional Journalists, an Indiana University graduate, the editor in chief of the Northwest Indiana Literary Journal and a frequent guest on Lakeshore Public Radio.

Pete is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee whose many writing honors include the Lisagor Award, the Proximity Magazine Essay Prize, the Inland Press Association Award and “Best Bacon Poem” at Chicago BaconFest. His literary work has appeared in more than 100 literary journals, including The Tipton Poetry Journal, The Offbeat, and The Perch Magazine. He’s read one of his short stories on the iO Theater stage in Chicago, had a play staged at the Detroit Heritage Theatre Festival, and exhibited his photography at the Oddtropolis Art Show in San Francisco.

Pete also has freelanced widely, including for the Seattle Times, VFW Magazine, Nuvo Newsweekly, and the odd horse racing journal. He loves all kinds of books, including most genres, humor, history, and nonfiction, but is especially fond of the literary novel.

Book Review

Dad Bod

by Joseph S. Pete

Cian Cruise’s essay collection "Dad Bod" explores pop culture papas with irrepressible verve. Motivated by his recent fatherhood and relentless curiosity, the book deploys a sharp wit, exuberant irreverence, and keen intellect to... Read More

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Chimera Conflict

by Joseph S. Pete

"Chimera Conflict" is a provocative thriller in which a doctor undergoes an intriguing surgery following a devastating accident. In Robert Wilson Morgan’s speculative novel "Chimera Conflict", a doctor’s brain is transplanted into a... Read More

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Remote Not Distant

by Joseph S. Pete

"Remote Not Distant" envisions a new kind of workplace wherein employees have more freedom, and are more productive, collaborative, and innovative, than ever before. Gustavo Razzetti’s business guide "Remote Not Distant" is about... Read More

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The Poachers of Immortality

by Joseph S. Pete

In the secret society-centered thriller "The Poachers of Immortality", adventurers abroad face new intrigues and dangers. In Ron Lamberson’s thriller "The Poachers of Immortality", an adventuresome group’s trip to Beijing is... Read More

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