Author: Diandra Rodriguez
reviews about books, manga series, comics
Windhollow Faire, an acid-folk group recovering from the suicide of their lead singer, spends the summer of 1972 at an old English estate called Wylding Hall. Their stay will produce both a timeless album and an eerie, enduring mystery.
Nearly all of these promising ideas need better writers.
Dhalgren is wandering and episodic, conveying the drifting atmosphere but unable to deter reader boredom or annoyance during stretches of tedium.
In time for the holiday season, here’s a novella about a man who doesn’t like Christmas, but must face childhood memories and child-raising realities over the holidays.
A witch-trial mystery set in the colonial Carolinas reveals deeper conspiracy.
A young boy strikes up a friendship with the mysterious Lady, but this friendship and his notions about the world will be challenged by tempers and scandal.
Kids who live and work in a trash heap find a mysterious package they must hide from the police.
Jazz musicians of mixed nationalities and ethnicities struggle to survive Nazi Berlin and occupied Paris. Decades later, the survivors still face the consequences of their choices.
This year’s Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction is a good but not exemplary drama of shifting views and identities in North Korea.
Readers of all ages can appreciate this heartrending story of loss and monsters.