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Addiction gets a human face

Addiction gets a human face

F5 is all about local and regional creators, so when Lester Rowe reached out to me on Twitter and asked if I would be interested in reviewing his book and documentary combo WiFi at Rock Bottom, I immediately said yes. When I realized the book was self-published, I admit I felt a little trepidation. My experience with self-published books has been decidedly mixed.

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The Given World makes you care

The Given World makes you care

In her debut novel, The Given World, Marian Palaia speaks to a contemporaneous audience through the vehicle of a recent era: the Vietnam War. Palaia demonstrates that not all victims of war are veterans — some are children, parents or lovers of those who are wounded, killed or forever-changed by their experience abroad.

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Noir angel novel delightfully bends reality

Noir angel novel delightfully bends reality

Something More Than Night, Ian Tregillis's metaphysical noir, opens with the murder of the seraph Gabriel. It's a passage that sets the tone for the whole novel: jaw-dropping prose, weaving through religious ecstasy and quantum physics, tinged with the Chandler-esque tough-guy argot of Bayliss, the fallen angel who narrates every other chapter.

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White Death is a chilling portrait of real Alpine warfare during WWI

White Death is a chilling portrait of real Alpine warfare during WWI

A boilerplate WWI story is made real by "Walking Dead" illustrator Charlie Adlard.

It's a well documented fact that war is hell, and World War I, doubly so. Robbie Morrison and Charlie Adlard's White Death tells the based-on-true-facts tale of Italian soldiers fighting in the Alps who came up with the bright idea of using artillery to drop avalanches on their Prussian opponents. These avalanches are the titular death.

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