Book Reviews from Brusimm

Welcome to BOOK REVIEWS on BRUSIMM! For me, book reviews are the hardest experience to write up. I don’t have actors to talk about or directors to ponder. I have authors I read, stories I digest and my own imagination being whisked away by a good tale or slammed into the ground because of horrible writing. (Those, I try to avoid, but every now and then, I get a doozy!)

Book Review, AFTER THE CURE, by Deirdre Gould

February 17, 2016

After The Cure is a post-apocalyptic story written by Deirdre Gould. In this particular story I finally found a new twist of sorts in how humanity failed while being told this tale in a seemingly different style than most writers practice. – Imagine if you will a deadly virus that removes your predatory filters, making […]

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Book Review, EXTINCTION CYCLE Series by Nicholas Sansbury Smith

January 18, 2016

The Extinction Cycle series, written by Nicholas Sansbury Smith chronicles the tale of when man tinkers a little too much with the nature of the beast and pays an ugly price for it. That price being a predatory plague set upon the world that threatens all of humanity. – The story starts in book one, […]

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‘Dracula’ by Bram Stoker; A Book Review

January 5, 2016

This is one of the least timely reviews I’ve ever written, but I have been reading some classic books on and off, and Bram Stoker’s Dracula is one of them. After seeing so many movies about a subject, I get curious about the source or original material. And face it, Dracula has spawned one of […]

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Book Review, HANDRO, by Travis Mohrman

December 14, 2015

Reading the tale of Handro is a fairly smooth read, nothing too technical nor too simple, but just right, like a good mattress. It is like reading about the classic hero character who has a bit of a journey with mystery, intrigue and outright confrontation once he gets to it. As a child I loved […]

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October 30, 2015

Don’t be fooled by the title. It has a meaning, just not what you think. But it keeps you thinking all throughout the read… why this title? When will the impact or meaning of it going to hit the reader? It has been a long time since I read a book that I call a […]

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Book Review: THE LAST VOLUNTEER, The Doomsayer Chronicles

May 4, 2015

I just finished up a book by Steve Wetherell called the The Last Volunteer, the first in a series titled The Doomsayer Chronicles. In it, we follow the happenstance iffy luck-filled life of Bip, who has been chosen for a great task at hand, that of saving the planet. But during Bip’s tale, we are […]

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March 13, 2015

The Atlantis Plague by A.G. Riddle is the second book of a trilogy where we learn that the evolution of mankind is nothing but an experiment and the manipulation of our genetics for someone else’s purpose. How’s that for happy? In this second chapter of “The Origin Mystery” series, author A.G. Riddle cranks up the […]

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Matthew Mather’s DARKNET, A Review

February 12, 2015

Darknet is written by Matthew Mather, who also authored Cyberstorm. Darknet is a tale of financial trading automation taken to an entirely new level, akin to Skynet, but just not so nice. (Speaking of Cyberstorm, now THAT is an exciting read!) – The story opens with a man named Sean running for his life, knowing […]

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January 16, 2015

The Atlantis Gene (The Origin Mystery, book 1) clocks in at 144 chapters and is an easy read with a fascinating premise underneath it all. And for an author’s first book, it has some flaws, but overall it’s not bad. – The story within The Atlantis Gene starts out introducing the reader to an evolutionary […]

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CIBOLA BURN (The Expanse) Review

November 24, 2014

–Cibola Burn is the fourth book in “The Expanse” series by James S.A. Corey. (A pen name for a pair of writers, Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck.) In this fourth chapter of The Expanse, we find that humanity has rushed through the gates (If you have read the book series, you already know that the […]

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Review of Peter Cawdron’s ‘Xenophobia’

January 27, 2014

Xenophobia, by Peter Cawdron, is the tale of first contact and just how well or poorly humanity handles the situation. And to be honest, I see this tale from Peter Cawdron as a pretty insightful prediction of just how first contact could go down, if it were to happen. In Xenophobia, Earth is visited by […]

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Review of Eric Tozzi’s ‘The Scout’

January 23, 2014

The Scout is a fascinating story that combines the intricacies of family, the end of life, human nature to succeed at all cost, and it is all woven around the added complexity of an alien incursion or the potential of one, here on earth. The story starts out with some overlapping elements introduced to the […]

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James S.A. Corey’s ‘Abaddon’s Gate’ Review

January 15, 2014

Abaddon’s Gate by “James S.A. Corey” is the third book in The Expanse series, (Leviathon Wakes, Caliban’s War) which seems to end the story of the alien entity or artifact first discovered in Leviathon Wakes, then ripped its way through Caliban’s War by living under the clouds of Venus doing, god knows what, and then, […]

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Peter Cawdron’s SHADOWS

January 11, 2014

Hugh Howey has started something, and something big. Hugh is successfully self-published, writes content everyone loves (I’m happy to say I was a very early adopter of his work), he’s readily available to chat with media folk, and he’s hit the golden dream of having his indie work sold for movie rights (Wool movie rights […]

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Book Review of ‘Atopia Chronicles’

December 22, 2013

Atopia Chronicles is a compilation of stories by author Matthew Mather, of a future that seems wonderful and evil, all at once. Atopia Chronicles takes place many years after the events in Cyberstorm, and the collective of short stories presented in Chronicles are great little stand-alone shorts, but put together, tells a curious and compelling […]

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Review – Peter Cawdron’s ‘Little Green Men’

September 2, 2013

I don’t know about you, but I seriously hate it when I pick up a book and after I’m a chapter or even a paragraph or two in it, I just can’t put it down. Well, the science fiction tale titled Little Green Men, by Peter Cawdron is just that kind of book. Sneaking extra […]

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‘Children of Fire’ Book Review

August 4, 2013

The synopsis for Children of Fire reads “An entire race no one has seen in hundreds of years. Born to a people reduced to legend and superstition, Ankenar was ready to live out his life as the overlooked middle child, but when his family and race are threatened he must reach out to a world […]

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Book Review of ‘The Road to Hell’ by Peter Cawdron

July 26, 2013

–Peter Cawdron is the man behind Anomaly, Monsters and other great books. This time around, he’s left the outer cosmos of space behind (Or out in orbit) and tackled a futuristic Earth and a classic suspense “who-done-it” thriller called The Road to Hell. And you will be surprised by who did “done” it! To be […]

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