Foreword Reviews

Mari Carlson, Book Reviewer

When not reading fiction and writing reviews, Mari is probably practicing violin or teaching lessons or playing a gig. She enjoys the local literary and music scenes in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Book Review

Reality™ 2048

by Mari Carlson

"Reality™ 2048" is an epic dystopia that warns about the dangers of consumerism. In Derek Cressman’s dystopian novel "Reality™ 2048", the future is dominated by infotainment and consumption is the name of the game. Globalia is one... Read More

Book Review

The Water Tower Club

by Mari Carlson

In this coming-of-age crime novel, suspense and tension run high, and chapters often end on cliffhangers. In B.K. Mayo’s "The Water Tower Club", true-to-life characters face the dark side of their small town with fear and conviction.... Read More

Book Review

The Parrot's Perch

by Mari Carlson

A courageous story of surviving government corruption, The Parrot’s Perch is an often harrowing memoir. Karen Keilt’s brave memoir The Parrot’s Perch, told partially through a 2013 interview with the Brazilian National Truth... Read More

Book Review

Charlie's Kid

by Mari Carlson

Honest and unvarnished, Charlie’s Kid is a story in the best sense of the word, pulsing with lessons born from difficult experiences and told out of love, not for glory. From sea to shining sea, and from crushing to smile-inducing,... Read More

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