Graphic Novel Review: Home Sick Pilots Volume 1

Lately I have found myself devouring Gothic literature and haunted house stories, out of a love for the genre and the atmosphere, but also consistently finding myself disappointed. This particular genre is filled with so many tired tropes and common motifs, that eventually, all stories start to seem redundant, like an endless cookie cutter copyingContinue reading “Graphic Novel Review: Home Sick Pilots Volume 1”

Looking at morally grey characters through the lens of Mark Lawrence’s Prince of Thorns

Instead of book reviews of traditionally published mainstream books, since there are plenty of those, I decided I would engage in a bit of literary analysis. I picked up “Prince of Thorns” by Mark Lawrence because it is a classic of the grimdark fantasy genre, and it did not disappoint. At first glance it seemsContinue reading “Looking at morally grey characters through the lens of Mark Lawrence’s Prince of Thorns”

Book Review: All About the Benjamins by Zev Good

When you first start reading “All About the Benjamins” by Zev Good, you think it will be a heartfelt character study about the agony and joy of coming out later in life as a gay Jewish man after a lifetime spent burying one’s true self, a lifetime full of the little regrets for the petty,Continue reading “Book Review: All About the Benjamins by Zev Good”

Book Review: In Solitude’s Shadow by David Green

I’ve found indie books I’ve enjoyed lately but not loved; “In Solitude’s Shadow” by David Green, published by Eerie River Publishing, breaks that pattern. I received it as an advance reader copy from the publisher for an honest review.  Although I must admit I was worried when I read the subtitle, which is “In Solitude’sContinue reading “Book Review: In Solitude’s Shadow by David Green”

Graphic Novel Review: Dreaming Eagles, published by AfterShock Comics

“Dreaming Eagles,” written by Gareth Ennis, art by Simon Coleby, published by AfterShock Comics, is historical fiction that tells of the drama, trials and adventures of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first Black military aviators in the U.S. Army Corps – men who fought both the Nazis in World War II, and discrimination at home. ItContinue reading “Graphic Novel Review: Dreaming Eagles, published by AfterShock Comics”

Book Review: Traitors of the Black Crown by Cate Pearce

“Traitors of the Black Crown” by Cate Pearce is a wonderful sapphic fantasy romance, and a revenge story that doesn’t turn out quite like you would expect. Thank you to Netgalley and Hansen House Books for the advance reader copy. This book releases September 22, 2021, and is available for preorder.  This is the epicContinue reading “Book Review: Traitors of the Black Crown by Cate Pearce”

On dealing with disassociation

Disassociation is a coping tool that can sometimes seem like a superpower or a curse. But what is it, and what does it feel like?  I can only speak from the experience of someone with depression and anxiety; I can’t tell you what it feels like to have Dissociative Identity Disorder, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, or otherContinue reading “On dealing with disassociation”