Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs


Author: Ransom Riggs Title:Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Narrator:  Jesse Bernstein Publication Info: Random House Audio, 2011 Summary/Review: 16-year-old Jacob travels to a remote Welsh island to learn more about the shelter that took in his grandfather during World War II.  Through some mysterious encounters and time travel he learns that the children at…

Book Review: Q : a novel by Evan J. Mandery


Author: Evan J. Mandery Title: Q : a novel Publication Info: New York, NY : Harper, c2011. Summary/Review: An unnamed narrator tells the story of Q, Quentina Elizabeth Deveril, the love of his life.  After meeting, dating, and planning to marry, an older version of the narrator arrives via time travel to tell him that he can’t…

Book Review: All Clear by Connie Willis


Author: Connie Willis Title: All Clear Publication Info: New York : Spectra, 2010. ISBN: 9780553807677 Previous Works By Same Author: Lincoln’s Dreams Doomsday Book Bellwether To Say Nothing of the Dog Passage Inside Job Blackout Summary/Review: As noted in my review of Blackout this book is less of a sequel and more of a direct continuation of one lengthy work about three…

Book Review: Blackout by Connie Willis


Author: Connie Willis Title: Blackout Publication Info: ISBN: 9780553803198 Previous Works By Same Author: Lincoln’s Dreams Doomsday Book Bellwether To Say Nothing of the Dog Passage Inside Job Summary/Review: Connie Willis is one of my favorite sci-fi/fantasy authors and I particularly enjoy her take on time travel fiction in works such as Doomsday Book and To Say…

Book Review: Time Traveller by Dr. Ronald L. Mallett


Author: Dr. Ronald L. Mallett Title: Time Traveller: A Scientist’s Personal Mission To Make Time Travel A Reality Publication Info:  New York : Thunder’s Mouth Press, c2006. ISBN: 9781560258698 Summary/Review: Young Ronald Mallett was devastated when he was a ten-year old having to deal with his beloved father’s death.  Discovering the concept of time travel…

Book Review: The Little Book by Selden Edwardse


Author: Selden Edwards Title: The Little Book Publication Info: Penguin Audio (2008), Edition: Unabridged, Audio CD ISBN:  0143143514 Summary/Review: Wheeler Burden is a lot of things: son of a revered athlete and war hero a successful – if not ambitious – high school and college baseball pitcher a rock & roll superstar heir to a…