Magical Realism

Illumination Night

Illumination Night was my favorite book for a decade of my life. It and Josephine Humphrey's Dreams of Sleep are two stories I wish I had the talent to have written. I read both before I was married and now, after almost 35 years of marriage, their perspectives on the complexity of a partnered life ...

Space Opera

I am… not entirely sure what I just read, but I enjoyed it wholeheartedly. When I read the blurb and saw ‘Eurovision meets Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ I was hooked, and I’m pretty much the target audience for this book. I mean, come on. Eurovision in space. How could I not? And th ...

Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance

Have you ever read a book and thought; man, the writing is beautiful, the story is interesting, why isn’t it working for me? That was my experience with Ruth Emmie Lang’s Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance. Magical realism is a fascinating world to play in, and is, at its heart, about finding ...