Book Review: “Beast” or “THIS is Why We Should Drive Electric Cars.” (8/10)

I was already a Mark Carver  fan after reading Indelible, which I reviewed here, but I have to say I enjoy Beast even better. It's not trying to say nearly as much as the other book, but it succeeds in being more entertaining. TITLE: Beast AUTHOR: Mark Carver with Michael Anatra GENRE: Disaster thriller THE … Continue reading Book Review: “Beast” or “THIS is Why We Should Drive Electric Cars.” (8/10)

Why a Mormon Writer is Smarter Than Most Christian Writers

No, not Stephanie Meyer. You can relax. I'm talking about Brandon Sanderson. Author of the Mistborn novels, The Stormlight Archive, the guy who finished Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time after his death, and lots more. Dozens of factors play into success, but there's one fact that should not be overlooked: Sanderson is good. Freaking good. Now, … Continue reading Why a Mormon Writer is Smarter Than Most Christian Writers

Author Interview: Mark Carver and “Nikolai the Penitent”

This week, I have something new for you guys. Throughout my blog I've lamented over the state of Christian fiction, mostly that it's stuck in familiar ideas. Mark Carver will have none of that. He creates raw, edgy fiction that still tackles spiritual issues. And in honor of his upcoming novel, Nikolai the Penitent, I … Continue reading Author Interview: Mark Carver and “Nikolai the Penitent”

Christian Critic: When Mockingbirds Sing (Novel)

Perusing the Christian section of the bookstore, I'm always on the lookout for a book that isn't a period piece, sports drama, an allegory, or a political/police thriller. That usually leaves me empty-handed (which is why I'm writing my own, shameless self-promotion), but this time, I found Billy Coffey's When Mockingbirds Sing and gave it a … Continue reading Christian Critic: When Mockingbirds Sing (Novel)