Author Archives: David Atkinson

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InReview: Choose Wisely

I’m honestly conflicted as I sit down to write a review of Choose Wisely. It isn’t the content that makes me feel conflicted; the anthology throughout is strong, well written, and intriguing. The conflict arises in me trying to decidemore…

Memory Hunter 300Reviews

InReview: The Memory Hunter

It’s dangerous to get good at something, particularly as a writer, because people will often freak out if you don’t keep doing the exact same thing for which you’re known. At the same time, people will complain if you keepmore…


InReview: Hagridden

I’m not always a big fan of historical fiction because so many books in that vein don’t do much more than fictionalize a narrative life around a historical account. Yeah, it might give me a different picture of what lifemore…

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InReview: Don’t Tease the Elephants

I only have a limited amount of time to write book reviews, but I do enjoy having the chance to tell people what I think about a good book. My reviews are always my opinion, but I still think itmore…

Northbound train 300Reviews

InReview: If There’s Any Truth In a Northbound Train

In case you haven’t already heard, Ryan Werner (author of Shake Away These Constant Days; Murmuration; and Oh Lie, I Thought You Were Golden) has a new chapbook out from Passenger Side Books: If There’s Any Truth in a Northboundmore…

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InReview: I Have to Tell You

There are two friends at the center of Victoria Hetherington’s I Have to Tell You: Grace Kim Bradley and Sherene Marie Arsenault, two early twenties women living in Toronto. Grace is somewhat shy (and damaged), but becoming increasingly embittered up withmore…


InReview: Four Fathers

I’ve heard it said that one of the best ways to get to the true, interesting meat of a character is to put them into a crisis situation and see what they do. It’s interesting how many such moments onemore…

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InReview: John Domini’s The Sea-God’s Herb

I often get frustrated when I want to look deeper into a book than I was able to do myself and am not able to find much that does so. I sometimes find a lot of reviews that tell memore…

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InReview: Don’t Start Me Talkin’

As Tom Williams showed us in The Mimic’s Own Voice, identity is a curious thing. Imagine if the only way to be who you are is to pretend to be someone you are not. That’s what we’ve got going inmore…

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InReview: The Natural Dissolution of Fleeting-Improvised-Men

I was interested when I was offered an advance review copy of The Natural Dissolution of Fleeting-Improvised-Men by Gabriel Blackwell. After all, though I hadn’t read Shadow Man, my familiarity with Blackwell’s Critique of Pure Reason suggested that I’d enjoymore…

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InReview: Circuits of the Wind

I usually don’t review a series all at one time, preferring to take a look at individual books on their own. However, I picked up all three volumes of Circuits of the Wind by Michael Stutz at the same timemore…

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