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  • Editing your NaNoWriMo novel
    Editing your NaNoWriMo novel
    You’ve had a rest after the marathon writing session known as NaNoWriMo and the resulting first draft you produced during November needs editing. It can be a daunting task if you don’t know where to begin or if you don’t have a...
  • When Mythical Creatures Attack
    ‘When Mystical Creatures Attack’ by Kathleen Founds hits Albuquerque
    (Current fiction & past quality fiction)Major bookstores like Barnes and Noble have available more than 50 different publications in the University of Iowa Press short fiction series. Online or in Albuquerque outlets you can find the latest in...
  • You
    Albuquerque bookstore yield’s Caroline Kepnes’ stunningly marvelous novel ‘You’
    (Current fiction & past quality fiction)Examiner visited an Albuquerque Barnes and Noble on October 3rd and acquired a novel just published on September 30. It rested near the entrance in a pile of New Fiction. Examiner’s wife had told...
  • TOU
    Caroline Kepnes’ novel ‘You’ stunningly marvelous
    (Current fiction & past quality fiction)Examiner visited a local bookstore on October 3rd and acquired a novel just published on September 30. It rested near the entrance in a pile of New Fiction. Examiner’s wife had told him to pick any...
  • Stephen King Revival
    Book review: Stephen King’s Revival is powerful
    There is a saying that lightning never strikes twice, but in reality certain people are struck multiple times, just as Stephen King is able to write numerous top notch novels, like the powerful Revival.Sai King’s newest work calls upon the...
  • 'Rites of Passage' is compelling and suspensful
    'Rites of Passage' is suspenseful
    Amos committed suicide last year. Before he died, he dared his younger sister, Sam, to go to the all male Denmark Military Academy. Sam's older brother, Jonathan, attends the academy. She knows it is not going to be easy for her and the other...
  • Geek Sublime
    ‘Geek Sublime’ reads like a Vikram Chandra selfie
    (Current fiction & past quality fiction)In “Geek Sublime: The Code of Beauty, the Beauty of Code” (Graywolf) by Vikram Chandra the author notes that both writers and programmers struggle with language. In recognition of that...
  • Conversation & Book Signing
    Conversation & Book Signing with Eriq La Salle
    To all the Angelenos--including anyone who is going to be in Los Angeles during the month of December--you're invited to attend a conversation and book signing with award-winning actor, director, filmmaker, and author Eriq La Salle. He will be...
  • Trapline
    Albuquerque readers to meet Allison Coil creator at Bookworks Nov. 29
    (Current fiction & past quality fiction)Albuquerque readers have a chance to meet in person the author of the ever-expanding series of novels each labeled “An Allison Coil Mystery.” So far three such books have emerged from the...
  • In the Woods
    Tana French’s novel ‘In the Woods’ still has a waiting list in Albuquerque
    (Current fiction & past quality fiction)The Albuquerque public library system has three copies of this novel with 21 people waiting their opportunity to check it out six years after publication.Betsey Van Horn of Austin writes lots of reviews...
  • Pentian
    The Second Coming by Grant Leishman is a hilarious new novel from Pentian
    After reading parts of The Second Coming by Grant Leishman, it is hard not to laugh aloud raucously, as Jesus (JC in the book) gets into all kinds of precarious situation, including a household battle royale for getting bathroom time in a one ...
  • Creating the setting with visual imagery
    Creating the setting with visual imagery
    Creating a scenic setting with the use of visual imagery is as important and necessary as is your main character in your story. Without visual imagery your story will fall flat.What is visual imagery in writing? "Imagery, in a literary text,...
  • In the Woods
    Irish perceptions bless Tana French’s novel ‘In the Woods’
    (Current fiction & past quality fiction)Betsey Van Horn of Austin writes lots of reviews for Amazon and splashed a vivid picture of this 2008 novel when it came out. Examiner read the novel recently and feels what Van Horn wrote might inspire...
  • Gone Girl
    Review: 'Gone Girl' will likely never be gone
    “Gone Girl” is a David Fincher("Zodiac," "Panic Room") directed film starring Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne, husband of missing woman Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike). Both are writers who fall in love, experience greatness...
  • The Seamstress
    Albuquerque readers anticipate ‘The Seamstress’ by Frances de Pontes Peebles
    (Current fiction & past quality fiction)Albuquerque readers who love a long, delicious novel are in for a treat. The library system has five copies on hand and Amazon has an endless supply.Back in 2008-09 when “The Seamstress” ...