Why Fish Don’t Exist by Lulu Miller (Review by Andrew H. K. For The Beacon)

Note: Author Lulu Miller will be discussing her book Why Fish Don’t Exist Live via Zoom on The Book Nook & Java Shop’s facebook page Wednesday June 3rd at 6pm.) “Natura non facit saltum (Nature does not make jumps)” Axiom shouted by Charles Darwin originating from Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz And so you’ll get there, the… Continue reading Why Fish Don’t Exist by Lulu Miller (Review by Andrew H. K. For The Beacon)

The Plague Written by Albert Camus Review by Andrew H. Kuharevicz (For the Beacon)

Fitting for the times we’re living, The Plague by Albert Camus (winner of the 1957 Nobel Prize in Literature before his untimely death in 1960 in a car accident) is a story that seems to mean more in our reality today, than it did when it was released nearly seventy years ago. Originally an allegory… Continue reading The Plague Written by Albert Camus Review by Andrew H. Kuharevicz (For the Beacon)

Sometimes It Just Happens (April Draft Pages 2020)

... good ol Sal if he was born today his story of America and Dean couldn’t be told. No endless sentences without break, and no spontaneous creation nor no beat in Detroit, with no food and sleeping in the library reading about the woods and the Oregon trail. There’s be no highway and no popping bennies or sleepless nights in Denver. Be no Brooklyn bridge and no close calls with cops. There’d be no Marylou and no dying in Mexico City. There’d be no protagonist and there’d be no writer, at least the same kind of writer that actually happened.

“Against the Country” by Ben Metcalf

A Book Review I wrote via "Against the Country" by Ben Metcalf “Here, then, is what I learned on, or because of, the American schoolbus:” Above is an opening line to an early chapter in the “novel”, Against The Country, by Ben Metcalf (country being rural surrounded by small town). It’s a difficult, award winning book (Ten… Continue reading “Against the Country” by Ben Metcalf

Questions and Concepts Possibly Found In An Upcoming Short Story Collection #1

(first sample, then questions) Concepts Social media and neural networks, the evolution of artificial intelligence and what intelligence means, what makes up an intelligent being? The possible evolution, and or, the changing concept of death connected to a more technological driven human culture, keeping family members alive through mediated projects, such as three dimensional avatar creation,… Continue reading Questions and Concepts Possibly Found In An Upcoming Short Story Collection #1

(1) Things about writing books that they don’t tell you about…

(when you’re a young writer, or maybe they did, you just wouldn’t have listened to them anyway, because you’re a rock & roll star: A random guide made on the go, for other humans that like making books with words. By Andrew H. Kuharevicz) One: Making a book takes a long time. Years not days… Continue reading (1) Things about writing books that they don’t tell you about…