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

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

Book Review

Operation Selector

by Mari Carlson

With a complex lead character who is intriguing from the get-go, this science fiction thriller excels at action scenes. Hulta Gertrude’s thick, multilayered science fiction novel, "Operation Selector", imagines a future where the... Read More

Book Review

Wet Wings

by Mari Carlson

"Wet Wings" sows seeds of beauty and elegance, but fails to reap much lasting wisdom. Joseph B. T. Mosata’s protracted romantic fantasy "Wet Wings" features a lovestruck biracial couple who are aided by angels in defeating their... Read More

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