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Replica by Lexi Revellian – Stephen Gallup Reviews

This novel gets an A+ for convincing characters and dialog and–especially appreciated–for a wonderfully unique story idea. Beth is a secretary who knows she needs to work on self-assertiveness. Her boyfriend walks all over her and her boss, a scientist, … Continue reading

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A Fez of Heart: Travels Around Turkey in Search of a Hat, by Jeremy Seal: Stephen Gallup Reviews

This is an engaging travel memoir, written by a European visiting Turkey in the early 90s. The author is fluent in the native language and had previously taught ESL classes there, so he was well-equipped to set out by bus … Continue reading

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Diary of a Small Fish by Pete Morin — Stephen Gallup Reviews

Diary Of A Small Fish. This was a very enjoyable read, and I felt that I was in the hands of an excellent storyteller. The view into the lives of patrician Bostonians felt entirely authentic. (I don’t claim to know … Continue reading

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Pistols for Two – Breakfast for One, by Matthew J. Dick — Stephen Gallup Reviews

Humor, I suspect, is the most difficult genre to write in, especially when it must be sustained over the length of a novel. I can think of some side-splittingly funny short stories, say, by the likes of Frank O’Connor and … Continue reading

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Lying Awake, by Mark Salzman: Stephen Gallup Reviews

Like Graham Greene’s The Power and The Glory, which I reread a couple weeks before starting this, Lying Awake concerns a hypervigilant, self-critical soul questing for God and unable to take comfort in potential signs of having made progress. Salzman’s … Continue reading

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Third Graders at War, by Felix G.: Stephen Gallup Reviews

Memoir remains my genre of choice, just ahead of historical fiction, but this example departs somewhat from the usual subject matter. It’s the recollections of a private who served in Operation Desert Storm. He says at the outset that he … Continue reading

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aWriter’sWords: Stephen Gallup Author Of What About The Boy?

  When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?I date my love for books to the acquisition of a copy of Tarzan of the Apes at a book fair in third grade. I ended up reading everything … Continue reading

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