African Samurai chronicles the true life and times of Yasuke, an African vassal in the court of Oda Nobunaga in the late 16th-century Japan.
The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes (a book review)
The year is 1914, Sherlock Holmes has since passed on and the Victorian Era has closed. Doctor Watson, still alive and kicking, receives an unexpected guest...
Missions (a book review)
Missions revels in a wash of ambiguity, leaving the reader to decipher its position on ethics and action in the post 9-11 age and ultimately decide for themselves what to take away from it.
The Priory of the Orange Tree (a book review)
What's this? A standalone fantasy novel? Not party of a trilogy or a googolplexilogy or whatever? No five years between books and when the new installment arrives it’s a prequel? I immediately asked my superiors at MojoFiction to investigate...
The Promise (a book review)
In The Promise, whether he started out with this in mind or not, the author tackles the tricky subject of grief, and the lengths we might go to in order to resolve it.
The Graduate … of Eighth Grade!
So there's a real thing called Eighth Grade Graduation. We thought it was a myth, like kids who clean their own room without being asked to...
Duty and Honor (a book review)
Ah, the Tom Clancy universe, where the book titles are meaningless, the righteous are Republicans, women exist sometimes, and everyone is above the law...
Hue 1968 (a book review)
With Hue 1968, author Mark Bowden crafts a monumental novel about one of the seminal events in the Vietnam War. It is in turns a raw and violent account of the people on the ground, and a look at how American politics and policies in the region helped fuel such a devastating disaster as the Vietnam War ultimately became.
Mrs. Sherlock Holmes (a book review)
In 1917, eighteen-year-old Ruth Cruger stepped out in the early afternoon to pick up her ice skates, which she had taken to a shop to be sharpened. No one saw her again...
Chicago (a book review)
David Mamet returns to old stomping grounds in the prohibition-era crime novel "Chicago." It's everything you would expect from him, so buckle up.