Category Archives: Reviews

The Booked. Anthology Review 13: “Real, Live Ghosts” by Matthew C Funk

Scooby is the perpetrator of a carjacking gone wrong. We find him on the run, searching for solace like a rat scurrying from a flipped light switch. He finds himself in an apartment, playing up innocence and his young age … Continue reading

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The Booked. Anthology Review 12: “Children of the Wetlands” by Nikki Guerlain

Sometimes, when it comes to short stories, what is important isn’t so much a convoluted or impressive plot. It can merely be a scene, and this is going on, being character driven. The author can have an idea about a … Continue reading

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The Booked. Anthology Review 11: “Your Savior” by Axel Taiari

The human race is at war with its own creation in an epic battle of man versus machine, and boy howdy, are we getting romped! But you know, that’s kind of the point, right? I mean, why create something if … Continue reading

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The Booked. Anthology Review 10: “The Mulligan” by Joshua Alan Doetsch

Marked as one of the favorite stories of this collection by many of the readers and collaborators, I was incredibly excited to finally get to this story. I still had yet to read anything by Mister Doetsch, yet I’d met … Continue reading

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The Booked. Anthology Review 9: “Faces On the Milk Carton” by TW Brown

My general thoughts, when confronted with an alien invasion story usually involves anal probes, destruction on a grand scale, or maybe some wrinkly, loveable, creature devouring econo-sized bags of peanut butter flavored candies. TW Brown’s take on aliens coming to … Continue reading

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The Booked. Anthology Review 8: “Manger Dog” by Marc Rapacz

As a writer, one of the most haunting moments of pop-culture is a recurring exchange between Stewie and Brian on Family Guy. The infant is sardonically asking the family dog about the progress of a novel that he’s been writing … Continue reading

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The Booked. Anthology Review 7: “Think Tank” by Craig Wallwork

I read this out loud to my housemate and she grimaced, questioning why I couldn’t read her any “happy” stories. I argued that “Think Tank” was a happy story. It’s a story about sacrifice for the greater good, it gives … Continue reading

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