[Mini Review] Beautifully Different

MAKIKO BOOK COVER front final blurbBeautifully Different: Autism: viewing the world through a different lens

Makiko

What rating would you give it?
5 of 5 Stars

What did you think of the book?

Moving. Powerful. Exquisite!

This book takes a look into the lives of autistic children and their families.  It was executed marvelously. I can honestly say it has raised awareness for autism in me, and I would be quite proud to say, in anyone else I have recommended this book to. A great combination of informative text, stories, and quotes accompanied by utterly stunning black and white photos makes this a book I would want to have on my shelf in a heartbeat.

I was thoroughly entranced by the stories within these pages. The imagery. The powerful statement. I felt the emotion behind every tale and wished for move once I reached the end.

Incredible.

Would you recommend this book?

Most certainly.

Reviewed by AMS (amomentsilence)

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Publication Date: August 2014
Format: eBook, ARC
Pages: 112
Genre: Autism, Photography,
True Stories, Nonfiction, Raising
Awareness, Inspirational
Age: Adult
Reviewer: AMS (amomentsilence)
Source: Provided by NetGalley
Challenge: 2014 Good Reads Reading Challenge (100)

 

[Book Review] Alive

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Hajime Taguchi

What rating would you give it?
4 of 5 Stars

What did you think of the book?

This was a classic example of Japanese psychological (even horror-ish) based stories at their… well, okay… maybe not at their BEST, but still pretty darned good! I enjoyed pretty much every story in this collection, though some stood out more than others. I’ll say this much: not a fan of the art, but at least it was concise and flowed well from panel to panel. The storytelling in each story was so very weird, and yet it worked out so very well. Definitely a keeper here! 🙂

Would you recommend this book?

I would strongly recommend this book to manga lovers everywhere, but particularly to those who like a bit of psychological mindfuckery and classic Japanese weirdness to their stories.

Reviewed by AMS (amomentsilence)

Publisher: Gen Manga Entertainment, Inc
Publication Date: April 2014
Format: eBook
Pages: 284
Genre: Manga, Indie, Wish Fulfillment,
Melancholy, Dark Stories, Short Stories,
Guilt, Slice of Life With Weird Twists
Age: Young Adult (YA) – Adult
Reviewer: AMS (amomentsilence)
Source: Provided by NetGalley
Challenge: 2014 Good Reads Reading Challenge (100)

 

[Mini Review] Infinite Science Fiction One

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edited by Dany G. Zuwen & Joanna Jackson

What rating would you give it?
4 of 5 Stars

What did you think of the book?

A really strong and eccentric collection of speculative fiction ranging spaning a variety of weird, odd, scifi-ish stories that had me captured from the beginning and kept me disturbed and intrigued from till the very end. The stories range from incredibly short to much longer pieces. Overall, a very solid anthology.

Would you recommend this book?

Would definitely recommend this anthology to short story, scifi fans, and weird fiction lovers in a heartbeat!

Reviewed by AMS (amomentsilence)

Publisher: Infinite Acacia
Publication Date: September 2014
Format: eBook, ARC
Pages: 250
Genre: Science Fiction, Anthology, Short
Stories
Age: Adult
Reviewer: AMS (amomentsilence)
Source: Provided by NetGalley
Challenge: 2014 Good Reads Reading Challenge (100)

 

[Mini Review] Doomboy (Volume 1)

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(Doomboy series, #1)

Tony Sandoval

What rating would you give it?
5+++++++++ of 5 Stars

What did you think of the book?

ID is a teenage boy who’s life has recently turned upside-down. His girlfriend dies tragically and he uses music, specifically heavy metal, to express his grief, loss, and love for her. What he doesn’t know is that the whole town can hear him on the radio and soon he becomes a local legend.

There is so much I love about this book. I can’t even stop to explain or have any idea where to begin. The art. The story, The plot. The idea of translating sound and music into pictures and ideas – HOLY ASDFGHJK:LKJHG; I cannot put this book down. Easily one of the best comics/graphics I’ve read in a long time. Perhaps even all year!

Would you recommend this book?

excited-baby

Oh my gods yes yes yeeesssssss~

Reviewed by AMS (amomentsilence)

Publisher: Paquet
Publication Date: September 2011
Format: eBook, ARC
Pages: 144
Genre: Graphic Novel, Comic, Music,
Death, Conceptual, Grief, Loss, Teen
Angst, Drama, Friendship
Age: Young Adult (YA – Mature)
Reviewer: AMS (amomentsilence)
Source: Provided by NetGalley
Challenge: 2014 Good Reads Reading Challenge (100)

 

[Book Review] They Do the Same Things Different There

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Robert Shearman

What rating would you give it?
5 of 5 Stars

What did you think of the book?

Absolutely loved it! Talk about macabre!

I most enjoyed the very first story, which was all amount creepy, almost pedophile-ish, unbelievably mirrorable to today’s human trafficking ring and just simply some of the crazy shit people do to kids… In all regards super-duper woah what did I just read?! But thankfully in a good way.

That was the first story, and the rest just got better from there! These stories are part horror, part sci-fi, part psychological terror, part just plain weird. I don’t know if everyone would appreciate a book like this, but this sort of thing (when done right, that is) is just up my alley! I couldn’t believe the incredible luck I had to have found this book when I did!

Would you recommend this book?

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Reviewed by AMS (amomentsilence)

Publisher: Chizine Publications
Publication Date: September 2014
Format: eBook, ARC
Pages: 384
Genre: Horror, Fantasy, SciFi,
Macabre, Weird Fiction, Short
Stories, Anthology
Age: Adult
Reviewer: AMS (amomentsilence)
Source: Provided by NetGalley
Challenge: 2014 Good Reads Reading Challenge (100)