Authors Posts by Kelly O'Dowd

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#FridayReads: ‘Endgame: The Calling’ by James Frey

I'm a sucker for gimmicks and puzzles. The second someone, or a company, says, "Hey, if you solve this puzzle, we will give you...

#FridayReads: ‘Neuromancer’ by William Gibson

When I first read this book there was Myspace and Livejournal, but no Facebook. There was Hotmail and Yahoo mail, but no Gmail. Google was still...

#FridayReads: ‘The Girl With All The Gifts’ by M.R. Carey

Future England. There's this disease taking over people's brains and making them into zombie-like creatures pleasantly called "The Hungries." Then there's this medical-military outpost,...

#FridayReads: ‘Under the Skin’ by Michel Faber

I picked up Under the Skin by Michel Faber because I saw a mention that there was a movie coming out with the same...

Album Review: Tori Amos, ‘Unrepentant Geraldines’

If one searches for reviews for Tori Amos' latest release, Unrepentant Geraldines, one will find almost universal praise. Most of them, if not all,...

#Friday Reads: ‘Gulp. Adventures on the Alimentary Canal’ by Mary Roach

If you spend your life (or perhaps a small enough portion of your life) on Twitter, Facebook, or even Instagram, you may have seen...

Book Review: ‘Nine Rabbits’ by Virginia Zaharieva

Your first impression of Nine Rabbits by the Bulgarian author Virginia Zaharieva, you think you picked up a memoir instead of a novel. Flipping...

Pop-Ed: Books That You Shouldn’t Give to Your 1-Year-Old Nephew

Written by Kelly O'Dowd I used work at a large chain bookstore for about 8 years. In this time, I needed to recommend multiple books...

Book Review: ‘What I Had Before You’ by Sarah Cornwell

The blurb on the back of the advance reader's copy states “Told in radiant prose, What I Had Before I Had You is...

Book Review: William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, New Hope

kelly spoer delivers her first full review for Pop-Break by heading to a galaxy far, far away ... Oh Quirk Books, you've done it again....