Category Archives: Book Reviews

Gray Matter: A Neurosurgeon Discovers the Power of Prayer…One Patient at a Time, by David Levy – Stephen Gallup Reviews

Physicians who write about their craft (Atul Gawande, for example) have a willing audience in me, so I didn’t hesitate to pick up this one when I came across it. Turns out that the practice of medicine forms the setting, … Continue reading

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I Shot Bigfoot & Other Stories, by Michael Wells – Stephen Gallup Reviews

I first read this collection of stories in 2008. It has a strong sense of place, that place being remote portions of Idaho, and I believe now that the experience of reading it was the thing that first drew my … Continue reading

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A Review Of Kay Hooper’s Amanda, A Gothic Novel

Gothic novels have long been popular forms of literature for women. Most commonly written by women and for women, the genre is one that combines the thrills of a sensual romance (with “sensual” being defined by the era of the … Continue reading

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Whom Must I Kill to Get Published, by Jason R. Horger – Stephen Gallup Reviews

With a title like this, a book almost has to be a winner. I must confess to a general prejudice against stories that have the writing of stories as their backdrop. The concept feels a little self-involved, although I’m sure … Continue reading

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Varney the Vampire Or The Feast of Blood

Varney the Vampire; or, The Feast of Blood Some of the more famous Gothic tales are stories of abject fear and blood-lust; of imprisoned maidens and evil ghouls bent on their destruction. They were the first horror stories and have … Continue reading

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Bias Incident: The World’s Most Politically Incorrect Novel by Ari H Mendelson – Stephen Gallup Reviews

I expected this novel to be an amusing lampoon on political correctness. It does shine a light on that problem, but alas the subject turns out to be not very funny. It’s alarming. The only way this story could not … Continue reading

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Independence by Kate Kasserman: Stephen Gallup Reviews

I must confess to feeling a bit daunted before starting this novel, as its 471 pages looked formidable. I should have known better, having read the first couple chapters in manuscript form a couple of years earlier. The only quibbles I’d … Continue reading

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