Author Archives: Fleet Sparrow

About Fleet Sparrow

Writer, Reader, Critic, Bear.

Reviews: 12/1-12/10

Blood Water Paint Joy McCullough This was an interesting novel in verse that told the story of Artemisia Gentileschi, an Italian painter. It gets very heavy, dealing with her rape and the trial that follows it, but in the end … Continue reading

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Reviews: 11/2-11/30

Rough Justice Alex Ross This was a good art book, especially if you’re interested in sketch art and process work. There are some beautiful sketches in there that aren’t just Kingdom Come. It’s definitely worth a look if you like … Continue reading

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Reviews: 10/15-11/1

The House With Chicken Legs Sophie Anderson This was a really cute book about the granddaughter of a Baba Yaga. She doesn’t want to be a Yaga, even though it’s her destiny. So when her Baba goes through the veil, … Continue reading

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Reviews: 8/21-10/14

I haven’t been reading as much as I’d like to over these last few month, whether because of other projects, vacations, or general depression.  Finally, I’ve pulled these reviews together to give you an idea of what I have been … Continue reading

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Reviews: 8/6-8/20

Hangman by Daniel Cole This was the sequel to Ragdoll, last year’s debut. It was just as intense and page-turning as the first one. I actually read it about the end of July, but I forgot to log it then. … Continue reading

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Reviews: 8/1-8/5

The Outsider by Stephen King I was really impressed at how good this book was. It’s probably the closest thing to a standard police procedural King has ever written, which is probably why I enjoyed it so much. It’s a … Continue reading

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Reviews: 7/16-7/31

Bone Game by Louis Owens I read Bone Game after seeing it on a indigenous reading list. It’s about a centuries-old mystery, prophetic dreams, and new murders. The author himself is Cherokee-Choctaw-Irish and his lead character is Choctaw-Irish. It’s an … Continue reading

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Reviews: 7/1-7/15

No, you didn’t skip a page.  It’s been almost a month since I last did reviews, but I was in the middle of a reading slump, so bear with me. There’s not a lot of books (these were spread out … Continue reading

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Reviews: 6/4-6/17

Caged by Ellison Cooper What a thrilling ride! The search for a serial killer in DC leads Senior Special Agent Sayer Altair on a hunt through mythology and science. One great thing I really loved this book for is when … Continue reading

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Reviews: 5/28-6/3

Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love This was really cute. Julian sees three mermaids on the train and decides he’s a mermaid, too. Instead of punishing him for taking down the curtains for his mermaid tail, his abuela takes … Continue reading

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Reviews: 5/21-5/27

Blanky by Kealan Patrick Burke A short (73 page) story about ghosts or murderers, you get to decide. It’s a good little story with a decent, if somewhat predictable twist, that does leave an open ending as to what is … Continue reading

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Reviews: 5/14-5/20

Kwaidan by Lafcadio Hearn This was an interesting set of Japanese ghost stories collected back in the early 1900s by Lafcadio Hearn, a British man who moved to Japan and devoted himself to all things Japanese (the original otaku!). There … Continue reading

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Reviews: 5/7-5/13

Word by Word by Kory Stamper This was a very enlightening look into how dictionaries are made (particularly Merriam-Webster). It introduces you to lexicography, to the editing process of dictionaries, to the vetting process of words, and to the mind-boggling … Continue reading

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Reviews: 5/1-5/6

Countdown City by Ben Winters This is the second of the Last Policeman trilogy. Doomsday is coming closer and Henry is asked to find the husband of his past babysitter. No longer officially a policeman, he does his best to … Continue reading

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Reviews: 4/23-4/30

Miniature Mysteries: 100 Malicious Little Mysteries by Various Writers, edited by Isaac Asimov This amazing collection was the 1981 (I think) version (there’s a 1990s version that might be updated) and the stories were deliciously ’70s. There are, as it … Continue reading

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