Indie Book Reviews

  • One star = Really bad; there’s a reason this book is self-pubbed.
  • Two stars = Mediocre, but one or two bright spots.
  • Three stars = Good; worth reading.
  • Four stars = Very good.
  • Five stars = Excellent; must-read.
  • * IndieReader receives compensation for most of the books it reviews, along with copies of those books.
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Empty Bottle Moments

Rating: 4
World-class chef and restauranteur Clive Berkman shares recipes ranging from appetizers to desserts with an emphasis on creating a low stress dining experience.
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Hymie and the Angel

Rating: 4.5
A funny, phantasmagorical and spiritual look at loss, guilt, fear of death, and the will to live as experienced by a Jewish immigrant in Newark in 1933.
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Think Green!

Rating: 4
A colorfully illustrated book that introduces and educates our youngest generation on ways they can think and act green.
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The Whole Truth Eating and Recipe Guide

Rating: 4
Packed with over 100 recipes to helps readers lose weight, increase energy levels and improve overall health.
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Horsegod: Collected Poems

Rating: 3.5
A shocking, powerful collection of poetry in which the author tells his life story in exquisite verse.
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Beauty Marks

Rating: 0.600000000
Reads like a gritty, angry Meg Cabot novel.
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Outro

Rating: 4
A witty tale--incredibly perceptive--almost to the point where one's worst nightmare would be a date with the author at a local Karaoke bar, the back-drop for the novel.
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Double Blind

Rating: 4
For those who enjoy spare, clever writing and a playful attitude toward eroticism (no prudes need apply!)
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Waiting for the World to End

Rating: 4
An intimate portrait of what Thoreau might call a "life of quiet desperation," and its depiction of a love that is kept permanently at a distance.
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Ere I Saw Elba

Rating: 4
Amidst the turmoil of World War II, the second book in the Elba trilogy tackles universal themes like the human ability for forgiveness and redemption.
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Able Was I

Rating: 3.5
A gay protagaonist with a universal plight whose story unfolds against lovingly drawn, evocative depictions of New York City and Italy.
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Joy Writing

Rating: 4.5
A how-to guide for aspiring writers that ends up containing none of the prescriptive rules and one-size-fits-all advice so often associated with the genre.
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A Guide to My Record Collection

Rating: 4.5
A book about rock and roll written by a fan, not a critic and "one of the most enjoyable trips through rock and roll I've had in a long time."
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Memories of the Little Elephant

Rating: 4
A charming tale, boldly illustrated, depicting the story of African people and their journey across the world.
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The Skye in June

Rating: 4.5
A beautifully written, convincing portrayal of a family, in which growth comes by squarely facing the past and accepting all of its truths.