Category Archives: book reviews by Marc D. Goldfinger

The Delicate Dependency by Michael Talbot

First Valancourt Book Edition, 2014, Richmond, VA; Previously published in 1982 by Avon Books, a paperback edition in 1982. Hard Cover Edition first published by Centipede Press in 2017; 300 copies exclusive. The Delicate Dependency: A Novel of The Vampire Life was written in 1982 by Michael Talbot, an interesting man who lived most of […]

Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King & Richard Chizmar

Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King & Richard Chizmar.  Published by Cemetery Dance Publications, 132B Industry Lane, Unit #7, Forest Hill, MD 21050, When Stephen King partners up with another writer who shares the same darkness dancing on the buttons (keys) of his computer, magic happens. That is exactly what takes place when Richard […]

Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel

Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel. The Themis Files: Waking Gods, April, 2017: Book Two; Sleeping Giants, Book One; by Sylvain Neuvel; Published by Penguin Random House LLC, New York, N.Y. in 2016. In doing this book review of Waking Gods, which is Book Two of The Themis Files, I find myself in a quandary. […]

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Norse Mythology written by Neil Gaiman; published by W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 500 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10110; (212) 354-5500 Neil Gaiman respects the Old Gods and that is why he is the proper man to write their tales. Gaiman did not just read tales that modern men have written […]

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. Crown Publishers, an Imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York. “What might have been and what has been point to one end, which is always present. Footfalls echo in the memory Down the passage which we did not take Towards the […]

Dead Man’s Blues by Ray Celestin

Published by Mantle, an imprint of PanMacmillan, 20 Wharf Road, London NI 9RR Dead Man’s Blues is a fantastic book that takes the reader back to the wild Chicago of 1928 where the booze and drugs flowed freely. The city is controlled by Alphonse Capone, a man in the grips of tertiary syphilis. The […]

Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters

Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters. Mulholland Books/Little Brown & Company, Hachette Book Group; Goldsboro Books, UK Ltd. Edition S & N. “No future amendment of the Constitution shall affect the five preceding articles, . . . and no amendment shall be made to the Constitution which shall authorize or give to Congress any power […]

Tales of Repairman Jack by F. Paul Wilson

Tales of Repairman Jack by F. Paul Wilson: A Review by Marc D. Goldfinger / F. Paul Wilson is the creator of Repairman Jack published by Tor Books, New York, NY 10010 and Isher Books, distributed by the Gauntlet Press, among others. Repairman Jack is one of the most exciting characters ever to come […]

The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis

The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis: A Book Review\ By Marc D. Goldfinger. Goldsboro Books, 23-25 Cecil St., London, WC2N 4E2, United Kingdom, S & N Limited Edition/and Crown Publishing Group, A Division of Penguin Random House “Think on why I ain’t killing you.”—-Kreagar Elka doesn’t remember her parents. She lives in the wilderness, after […]

Boy’s Life by Robert R. McCammon

Boy’s Life by Robert R. McCammon, A Pocket Star Book published by Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster Inc., New York, NY 10020 and Subterranean Press, PO Box 190106, Burton MI 48519 Zephyr, Alabama is a small town where Cory Mackenson grew up in the early 60’s. His father, Tom, was a […]