Review of The House of the Spirits, by Isabel Allende

[amazon_image id=”0553383809″ target=”_blank” size=”Medium” link=”true” container=”” container_class=”” ]The House of the Spirits: A Novel[/amazon_image]The House of the Spirits is a classic, magical realist epic, somewhat in the style of Garcia Marquez. The story follows the Trueba family, living in an unnamed South American country, presumed to be Chile in the years leading up to and […] Read more »

John Irving

Colorful, Complicated Characters Inhabit Worlds By Turns Domestic, Surreal, and Absurd. In other words, realism. In my opinion, often it is only through the particulars of an artist’s vision that we can begin to delve into the irrational motivations, tendencies, and quirks that many of us (and our culture) have but which (at least until […] Read more »

Women Writers Take Top Honors at 2011 Nebula Awards

Congratulations to Jo Walton (novel) and Kij Johnson (novella), Delia Sherman (young adult science fiction and fantasy), Connie Willis (Damon Knight Grand Master Award), and all the other winners of this year’s Nebulas! The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. has announced the recipients of the 2011 Nebula Awards®. Novel Winner: Among Others, Jo Walton […] Read more »