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Birds, Trees and a World War

The Willow Wren by Philipp Schott

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Ludwig Schott is four and a half years old in 1937 and lives in Leipzig, Germany. He likes nothing better than to disappear in the forest for a few hours, leaving his mother, busy at home with younger children, and his father, busy working as an attorney for a bookseller by day and attending Nazi party meetings by night. Ludwig finds peace under an old linden tree while he observes the natural world, sharpening his ability to read moods and intents, a skill that will more than compensate for his small size and strength.

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Worlds Changing

Drastic social change comes in many forms. In COVID-19 times, streets have become deserted, nobody goes to a bar for a drink, let alone a restaurant for a meal. Imagine the opposite: streets overflowing with life, bars bursting at the seams and restaurants making a roaring trade. Welcome to Pullulation, the premise for Mark Sampson’s sixth book-length offering.

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Afterlife Crisis by Randal Graham – Review

Rhinnick Feynman, our narrator, has been entrusted with a top-secret mission that immediately gets side-tracked by a psychiatrist entreating him to come to the aid of a delusional patient who claims to be a pal of his – Feynman’s, that is. 

Readers, fasten your seatbelts because you are about to embark on a jolly ride where advanced technology like Instantaneous Personal Transport disappears through the Author’s pesky retroactive revisions, and ‘Hospice Goons’ lose all memory of our narrator’s eventful sojourn at Detroit Mercy in Beforelife, the earlier volume by Randal Graham.

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