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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THIS BUSINESS OF LIFE AND BUSINESS

By Ray Byfield
Rating:
2.5 / 5.0

In 1999, Ray Byfield migrates from Jamaica to Canada and begins his journey as a bright-eyed, eager entrepreneur. What he finds, instead, are chilly weather...

IR Approved

JUSTICE DENIED: A Personal Requiem

By Roger Lawrence
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

An ex-IRS* employee turned private tax accountant procures hundreds of millions of research and development money while leaving lawyers to pay the price in JUSTICE...

IR Approved

THE LIVES OF LOWBROW ARTISTS: Vol 1

By Fritz K. Costa
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

LIVES OF LOWBROW ARTISTS takes readers behind the scenes of iconic pop surrealist artwork, exploring the lives, loves, and losses of five artists.

IR Approved

THE POSTER BOY

By Chad Scott
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

The journey of farm boy turned million-dollar business owner unfolds as a precisely detailed treasure map in Chad Scott's autobiographical THE POSTER BOY: SMALL TOWNS,...

IR Approved

THE TRUE ADVENTURES OF GIDON LEV

By Julie Gray
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

Combining features of biography, Holocaust memoir, family history, philosophical (and personal) dialogue, cultural geography, and political history, THE TRUE ADVENTURES OF GIDON LEV presents both...

IR Approved

MANAGING BUBBIE

By Russel Lazega
Rating:
4.8 / 5.0

A stubborn Holocaust survivor befuddles her family’s attempts to manage her twilight years.

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