Aug 122013
 
Review: No Hope for Gomez!

This is a dry humour story told in a unique format. Presented as a series of blog posts and blog notes, the story is presented in little snippets with some small time lapses between entries. I liked this style as it was original, and yet, as a blogger, the format and thought process behind it is familiar. Gomez is a bit of an odd duck. He is the owner of an antique shop, yet knows nothing about antiques. He seems to have no friends except for his mentally handicapped assistant and artistic neighbour. He is an experimental drug trial participant, […]

Jun 262013
 
Review: The Safehouse

This story had the potential to be exciting and emotional, but I found it dry and one dimensional. Nothing unexpected happened, and there was no depth to any of the characters. The first part of the story is very heavy on statistics about domestic abuse. The stats don’t contribute to the story; they are obviously just there as part of the message. The characters were the biggest disappointment as they all felt flat. The bad guys are all very bad, even though most abusers tend to have charismatic sides to them. No one questioned the continual disappearance of the bad […]

Apr 182013
 
Interview: Graham Parke

Today I have the humourous Graham Parke, author of No Hope for Gomez, here to answer a few questions about writing and reviews. Scroll all the way to the bottom to view a special free sequel offer. What inspired you to become a writer? I guess like many authors I just found the act of writing books and stories so much easier than that of not writing them. They basically need to come out and it is much less painful when you let them. I don’t think many people sit down to make a career choice and come up with […]