Beyond The Book

What do you need to know about the Black Authors & Readers Rock writers conference coming up in mid-October? Glad you asked!

    Book Review

    American General: The Life and Times of William...

    John S.D. Eisenhower

    An engaging, if flawed, overview of the life and military career of William T. Sherman, one of America’s most controversial commanding generals.

    Book Review

    No Time to Die

    Kira Peikoff

    A sharp biomedical thriller asks, what if old age and infirmity were not inevitable?

    Book Review

    Seven Wonders

    Ben Mezrich

    A rollicking, imperfect thriller that may play out better on the big screen.

    Book Review

    The Book of You

    Claire Kendal

    Is the protagonist of this novel living in a dark fairy tale?

    Author Q&A

    An Interview with Darin Bradley

    By Craig Laurance Gidney

    Darin Bradley’s second novel, Chimpanzee, traffics in dystopian themes, but not in the same way as does the plot-driven The Hunger Games or the allegorical/satirical stories of Margaret Atwood. Instead, his world recalls the more subtle work of Philip K. Dick or Chang-Rae Lee.

    Book Review

    Appreciate the genius and life changing power of innovations that continue to revolutionize life today.

    Book Blog

    When it comes to writing, it's always drafty in here.

    Beyond The Book

    In honor of National Comic Book Day, here’s a rundown of pen-and-ink heroes who never got their due. This one’s for you, Sheldon!

    Book Review

    Dolores deals with a unique medical condition in a world full of random occurrences and no free will in this innovative, creative, and layered novel.

    Book List

    The Independent loves all banned books on principle alone. Still, in honor of Banned Books Week, here are seven that deserve special mention.