Category Archives: Modern Literary Fiction

Havana Libre – Robert Arellano

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “…now that doctors are malnourished malcontents while dropouts driving tourist taxis are relative millionaires.” Twenty -eight year old Dr. Manolo Rodriguez, a pediatrician for the national medical service in Havana, Cuba, resents how most of the … Continue reading

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The Flawed Ones – Jay Chirino

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) We can never be defined by our shortcomings or the conditions we live in, but we can certainly fight and believe that love always conquers all. Our hearts are not touched by our flaws, and that … Continue reading

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That Crazy Perfect Someday – Michael Mazza

(Reviewed by Don Jung) Record- breaking surfer, Mufuri Long, has the goal of winning the Olympics in the future year of 2024. The trials and training that goes into this sport is splattered with her father’s depressive attitude on life … Continue reading

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Sex and Rage: A Novel – Eve Babitz

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “Years and years and years were pocked with holes of things Jacaranda simple didn’t remember, with people Jacaranda didn’t remember meeting, conversations she didn’t remember having, promises and parties and great ideas and projects Jacaranda didn’t … Continue reading

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New People – Danzy Senna

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “The poet is not a New Person…He doesn’t have mud-toned dreadlocks or octoroon gray eyes or butterscotch skin. …He has the body, the skin, the face that cabdrivers pretend not to see, that jewelers in midtown … Continue reading

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Elle – Philippe Djian

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “It’s this other me coming out, though I fight it tooth and nail. It’s a me that invites confusion, flux, unexplored territories. I don’t know. I can’t screw open my head and take a look inside.” … Continue reading

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Heels over Head Paperback – Clay G. Small

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “The Lindon brothers and their redneck friend had not only humiliated him in from of the whole damn school but had unleased his father’s scorn. Guy Jr. tightened his fists. No matter how long it took, … Continue reading

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Caresaway – DJ Cockburn

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “If Caresaway had infected the executive boards of the world’s corporations with people incapable of remorse and obsessed with short-term gain…was it any wonder that so many corporations were so badly managed?” British scientist, Dr. Edward … Continue reading

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My Ladybird Story: The growing pains of a Transgender – Magus Tor

(Reviewed by Ishita RC) When a Man loves a Woman, It is Heterosexual When a Woman loves a Woman, It is Homosexual When a Female Transsexual loves a Woman, What will it be? That is the synopsis of My Ladybird … Continue reading

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The Secret Sex Life of Angels: Mysteries of Isis – I. J. Weinstock

(Reviewed by Pat Luboff) “When one man questioned the belief that the earth was flat, A New World was discovered and a Renaissance of unimaginable possibilities was born. Once we question our limited and destructive beliefs about sex, who knows? … Continue reading

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