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Goodreads Giveaway Part Duex

By VJ Miller, Sr.

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It is late Winter in the year of 1990. Jason Parks is a disgraced NYPD Detective turned Private Investigator in his hometown of Philadelphia… and he’s also a Drunk. There’s nothing new about this combination; it happens all too often in detective stories. Jason has few friends on the Philadelphia Police Force; they have little regard for a drunken ex-cop. Because of his drunkenness, Jason has lost several clients and can barely keep his agency afloat. While staying sober long enough; searching for a Missing Person in the Pocono Mountains, Jason has a billion to one accident in which he acquires certain abilities. After laying comatose under three feet of snow the Aftermath of the accident opens up a whole new set of frustrations and tests of his resolve while dragging his psyche nearly to the breaking point. Continue reading Goodreads Giveaway Part Duex

It’s Superman by Tom De Haven (a review)

review by VJ Miller, Sr.

How Did I Miss This One?

It's SupermanEvery once in a while a book slips by your notice; It’s Superman, ©2005, is one that got by me. After the book came to my attention I was pleased to learn it was to take place in 1935 and would be a retelling of Clark Kent’s early years and his subsequent move from Smallville to the big city. In this case the big city was not Metropolis, but would be instead, New York City. This did not seem out of the ordinary and I accepted the change.

Tom De Haven has taken one of my favorite superheroes and put his particular spin on the Man of Steel’s very beginnings and crafted and interesting novel. The writing is superb, in-depth and thorough. It scrutinizes life in a rural community and later in the big cities from coast to coast. Tom has crammed in a lot of information, leaving no stone unturned while chronicling Superman’s debut years. With all of this great writing, it was somewhat of a disappointment to me; and this is why. Continue reading It’s Superman by Tom De Haven (a review)