Indie book reviews

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Our Reviewers won’t judge your book as compared to other self-published titles, but against other books, period. Our ratings are based on the following criteria, although reviewers are able to award partial stars (i.e. a 1.3 or a 4.7), rather than rounding up or down to a whole or half number.

1/5

Really bad 
Work on it.

2/5

Mediocre
1-2 bright spots.

3/5

Good
Worth reading.

4/5

Very Good
1-2 spots that need work

5/5

Excellent!
Must-read.

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FIXER

By Sally Vedros
Rating:
4.8 / 5.0

In FIXER, Sally Vedros follows the lives of five friends living in upscale San Francisco.

AMERICAN DREAMING: The Odyssey of “Yew”

By William Wall
Rating:
3.7 / 5.0

AMERICAN DREAMING: The Odyssey of “Yew” is a political satire that parodies (among other things) the current administration, right wing politicians, big corporations, and hyper-conservative...

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ALL THOSE TEARS WE CAN’T SEE

By Gita Audhya
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Indian-American Monica is in love with life and with a non-Indian man in ALL THOSE TEARS WE CAN'T SEE by Gita Audhya, while Monica's mother...

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THE MAN ON THE RAILS

By Rovshan Abdullaoglu
Rating:
4.9 / 5.0

Lying on train tracks, waiting to die, Farouk and Ted discuss the circumstances and choices, hardships and heartbreak, which led them to this dire point...

THIS CITY IS EMPTY

By Rovshan Abdullaoglu
Rating:
3.8 / 5.0

Resurrecting an interest in life before Will dies after blows of betrayal have left him hopeless is Wisam's new life mission in Rovshan Abdullaoglu's THIS...

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SYNCHRONICITIES ON THE AVENUE OF THE SAINTS

By Deborah Gaal
Rating:
4.9 / 5.0

The novel SYNCHRONICITIES ON THE AVENUE OF THE SAINTS by Deborah Gaal is a contemporarily relevant investigation into the nefarious currents of pharmaceutical industry corruption...

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NIGHT LIFE: New and Selected Stories

By Shelby Raebeck
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

In the tender yet roughhewn stories contained in Shelby Raebeck's NIGHT LIFE, characters struggle to process emotions related to loss and alienation, each alone in...

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THE FLIGHT OF THE VEIL

By Bruce J. Berger
Rating:
4.8 / 5.0

The year is 1990 and the psychiatrist Nicky Covo is accustomed to listening to others' grief, but far from being in touch with his own....

CARLOS CROSSES THE LINE

By Edward D Webster
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

CARLOS CROSSES THE LINE is a back-and-forth reminiscence about the treatment of immigrant workers, the loss of religious devotion, the lamentation of loves gone by,...

MARBLE ON A TABLE: A Novel

By Eugene Havens
Rating:
3.8 / 5.0

Set in New York City in 1995, MARBLE ON A TABLE follows narrator-protagonist Rasmus Smith, a down-on-his-luck producer of television commercials, as he scrambles to...

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KALIKO ON THE SHOALS

By Emma Renault
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Kaliko searches for the true meaning of true love and comes to terms with her need for that love in the heartfelt LGBT character study...

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DOES LIGHTNING STRIKE TWICE?

By Regina Price
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Frequent visions of Sylvester Stallone provide a welcome respite from Molly's unsatisfactory everyday reality in DOES LIGHTNING STRIKE TWICE? by Regina Price...and then Molly decides...

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