Review: Wally Roux, Quantum Mechanic by Nick Carr

50065467._SX318_SY475_A teenage genius with a big imagination, Wally just moved to Savannah, GA from Maine with his mom, who adopted Wally when he was an infant. In this charming and sweet solo show, Wally investigates a hiccup in the spacetime fabric of his neighborhood which is causing a number of strange events and occurrences. Part science fiction and part coming-of-age story, Wally Roux charts one boy’s journey of self-discovery and identity. Continue reading “Review: Wally Roux, Quantum Mechanic by Nick Carr”

Friday Five Writing Prompts: May 7, 2021

 

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This week’s words were: exchange, first-hand, friendly, jump, trick.

So, a bit of explanation.  In case you’re new here, I have a Peloton bike.  Honestly, I love it.  Matt’s my favorite, even though they call him the Baby-Faced Assassin (because he looks harmless and then hands you your rear halfway through the ride).  But Cody is my go-to when I’m down and out.  Which is why I chose him for my Thursday morning ride.  Halfway through, Cody said something that made me think, “Zayne would like this guy.  Andy would be scandalized and somewhat traumatized, but Zayne would love him.  And… this is the result.  Marianne, this is 110% all for  you. Continue reading “Friday Five Writing Prompts: May 7, 2021”

Review: Thief of Souls by Brian Klingborg

cover207100-medium Lu Fei is a graduate of China’s top police college but he’s been assigned to a sleepy backwater town in northern China, where almost nothing happens and the theft of a few chickens represents a major crime wave. That is until a young woman is found dead, her organs removed, and joss paper stuffed in her mouth. The CID in Beijing–headed by a rising political star–is on the case but in an increasingly authoritarian China, prosperity and political stability are far more important than solving the murder of an insignificant village girl. As such, the CID head is interested in pinning the crime on the first available suspect rather than wading into uncomfortable truths, leaving Lu Fei on his own.

As Lu digs deeper into the gruesome murder, he finds himself facing old enemies and creating new ones in the form of local Communist Party bosses and corrupt business interests. Despite these rising obstacles, Lu remains determined to find the real killer, especially after he links the murder to other unsolved homicides. But the closer he gets to the heart of the mystery, the more he puts himself and his loved ones in danger.

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