Author Archives: J D Jung

Mr. Wonderful – Daniel Smith

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) Brian Fenton’s life is not easy. His father, Doc Fenton is suffering from dementia. His own son is loopy and keeps trying to get cash from him. Events take an interesting turn when Doc passes away. … Continue reading

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An UnderratedRead revisited: A Sportscaster’s Guide to Watching Football: Decoding America’s Favorite Game – Mark Oristano

(Reviewed by JD Jung) It’s my favorite time of year: football season. Now that we’re in the middle of NFL playoffs, some of you may  be wondering what all the fuss is about. Maybe you’re not from the United States … Continue reading

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The Body Image Blueprint: Your Go-To Guide for Radical Self-Reverence -Jenny Eden Berk

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) The Body Image Blueprint is a self-help book written about body image. It discusses the challenges women face in the world today and covers a broad and unique perspective on our culture obsessed with dieting. Besides … Continue reading

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Stone Baby: Stories – Michelle Sacks

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “… the rest of the continent kept pouring in, sure of nothing but the fact that this pitiful life, this half-life with no jobs, no home, no money, would still be better than before, better than … Continue reading

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The Grand – Dennis Wilson

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) The Grand begins with Dean Wister, a federal agent who has lost his wife, Sara, to cancer. Before she passes away, she asks Dean if they could go to their favorite place, the meadow, once she … Continue reading

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The Unrivalled Transcendence of Willem J. Gyle – J. D. Dixon

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “Before, when he labored, he slept and he ate, and his mama took care of him. There wasn’t room for much of anything else. Now he has too much time. Now he has a lot to … Continue reading

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Our Best Finds of 2017

We at UnderratedReads wish you the best in the New Year! We don’t want to forget all of the exceptional books that we discovered in 2017, though.  To insure that these don’t just gather dust, please check out our best … Continue reading

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Scouse Gothic: The Pool of Life… and Death – Ian McKinney

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “They romanticized the sex and violence but failed to appreciate the overwhelming boredom of being a vampire.” Lee Melville is depressed as he just arrived in Liverpool but has actually been alive a couple of centuries. … Continue reading

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A revisited Underrated Read – Christmas Eve Can Kill You – William Marantz

(Reviewed by JD Jung) For many of us, ushering in the New Year serves as a letdown, following the joyous Christmas season. For Izzy Miller (aka Muddy Rivers, aka Val Virgo), the season represents the low points of his life. … Continue reading

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Proof of Virtue – Leila Snow

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) Proof of Virtue is a romance novel written about Emma, a beautiful woman who is left with her brother and sister after her parents pass away. The story is set in the Victorian era where Emma … Continue reading

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