Tag: Novels

  • Review: Phreak by JE Solo

    Review: Phreak by JE Solo

    Book cover of Phreak by JE Solo with shadow of a person in hoodie against a chainlink fence Phreak often worked against my narrative expectations with its fragmented, time-jumping, and vignette-style approach, and in the process delivered a singular character whose clear and deeply felt recollections warn us how close we are to delivering a similarly bleak future to the next generation. You’ll want to get your hands on this novel as soon as possible.

  • Review: Save the Cat by Blake Snyder

    Review: Save the Cat by Blake Snyder

    Book cover of Save the Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting That You'll Ever Need by Blake Snyder, with a cat on the cover hanging from a frayed rope The tone and humor might be a little dated, even insensitive and problematic at points, but there’s no question that Save the Cat by Blake Snyder is a book packed with useful, easily digestible, but comprehensive information.

  • Review: The Wonder That Was Ours by Alice Hatcher

    Review: The Wonder That Was Ours by Alice Hatcher

    The Wonder That Was Ours by Alice Hatcher is a deeply moving novel that makes smart use of its narrator—the collective “we” of cockroaches—to explore the legacy of colonization. Hatcher’s collective cockroach narrator is funny and astute, and finds the disturbing and heartbreaking parallels between our species, while pointing out the ways humans might be far worse.