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Sunday, December 25, 2011
The Cole Cut X: A Montage of Books
In this installment of "The Cole Cut," a summation of my experiences in 2011, here's another set of notable books, notable by creativity, writing skills, and controversy:
"The Unwanted" by Daniel Carter and "First Chosen" by M. Todd Gallowglas are excellent dark fantasy stories, that I was happy to read and review. Good work, fellas!
The above books are by the authors of "The Collaborates" a group of ace writers with don't-want-to-miss books about international crime, co-dependence, and paranormal romance, respectively.
"A Majority of One" by Robert Lamb is the most controversial book I read in 2011. A teacher chooses a book to be read by her students and her decision is not supported by the small town deep south community, leading to tragic results. I understood his point, but disagreed with the example he used. However, readers should decide. Some books are written to address difficult questions in society, and this is one of them.
The "Underwear Dare" by the Nardini Sisters is the funniest book I read in 2011. Highly recommended!
"Reunion" by Jeff Bennington, understandably popular on amazon, it an interesting story about a tragic school shooting and a paranormal aftermath; very intriguing!