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Machete Squad

by Peter Dabbene

In his gritty memoir "Machete Squad", Brent Dulak, along with his co-contributors, tells the story of his tour as an army medic in Afghanistan. The book’s cover, featuring Dulak wearing a skull mask and holding a syringe in his mouth,... Read More

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Flocks

by Peter Dabbene

In the revealing and honest "Flocks", L. Nichols offers a unique, intelligent perspective on finding one’s niche, overcoming confusion over sexual identity, and reconciling oneself to a well-meaning but rigidly traditional religious... Read More

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The Essential John Reibetanz

by Peter Dabbene

Angled approaches, revealing inner character one carefully chosen word at a time, are a Reibetanz specialty. In the Porcupine Quill’s wonderful collection "The Essential John Reibetanz", exquisite poems focus on subjects both... Read More

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Pictographs

by Peter Dabbene

The pictographs read like nature-administered Rorschach tests, with interpretations revealing themselves after prolonged analysis. Pictographs: The Graphic Art of James Simon Mishibinijima showcases the intriguing and haunting art of a... Read More

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The Essential Dorothy Roberts

by Peter Dabbene

This is an excellent entry into the work of a respected poet. "The Essential Dorothy Roberts" is a subtle and graceful poetry collection. Roberts, who died in 1993, came from a family of poets and was encouraged to follow in their... Read More

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The Con Artist

by Peter Dabbene

"The Con Artist" is a lively romp loaded with geek humor. A longtime comic book writer, author Fred Van Lente has a deep familiarity with the annual San Diego Comic-Con, which has become the central event of the comic book industry.... Read More

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The Human Alchemy

by Peter Dabbene

"The Human Alchemy" artfully delivers creeping unease and heart-pounding scares camouflaged amid the familiar trappings of everyday life. These are stories that will haunt you more than any monster. “Psychological horror” might be an... Read More

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