Should You Read Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury?

“It was a pleasure to burn. “It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed. With the brass nozzle in his fists, with this great python spitting its venomous kerosene upon the world, the blood pounded in his head, and his hands were the hands of some amazing conductor… Continue reading Should You Read Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury?

30 Books in Third Person Omniscient

As a writer, one thing that helps me improve my craft is reading books that use a technique I’m trying to master. Reading a how-to-write book teaches you the theory, but I find that delving into how the professionals have done it both solidifies the knowledge and details examples for handling specific cases the how-to… Continue reading 30 Books in Third Person Omniscient

Should you Read Foundation by Isaac Asimov?

”His name was Gaal Dornick and he was just a country boy who had never seen Trantor before. That is, not in real life. He had seen it many times on the hyper-video, and occasionally in tremendous three-dimensional newscasts covering an Imperial Coronation or the opening of a Galactic Council. Even though he had lived… Continue reading Should you Read Foundation by Isaac Asimov?

Should You Read Face by Joma West?

“When he wasn’t working, Menial 63700578 went by the name of Jake. Jake wanted to get his hands on Madeleine Burroughs. He wanted to run his fingers through her thick chestnut hair and possibly, maybe, perhaps, get close enough to her so he could draw in her scent.” – Opening of Face Face is a… Continue reading Should You Read Face by Joma West?

Should You Read The Heather Blazing by Colm Tóibín?

“Eamon Redmond stood at the window looking down at the river which was deep brown after days of rain. He watched the colour, the mixture of mud and water, and the small currents and pockets of movement within the flow. It was a Friday morning at the end of July; the traffic was heavy on… Continue reading Should You Read The Heather Blazing by Colm Tóibín?