Reviews and Blog Posts: alchemy

Camp concentration

by Thomas M Disch

Reviewer Rating:
5

This is a jarring science fiction that knocked me off course for a bit. It was written in 1968 during the Vietnam War – you know, the first one you could watch on TV- and does a terrifyingly awesome job of projecting the sentiments of the time. Although this backdrop...

Alchemy and Meggy Swann

by Karen Cushman

Reviewer Rating:
4

Alchemy and Meggy Swann is set in Elizabethan London, 1573, when many of the superstitions of the Medieval era were just starting to give way to the seeds of Empiricism; when the printing press was revolutionizing the ways people thought, read, and communicated; and when the theater was about to...

Can obsession last for eternity?

The Taker by Alma Katsu

Can desire withstand immortality?

This is the theme explored by Alma Katsu in her engrossing novel "The Taker." Reminiscent of the earlier writings of Anne Rice, this novel plunges the reader into a dark world of beings cursed with the gift of immortality. This story spans centuries, but in the end it is the depth of characterization that keeps the reader riveted.

If you like your supernatural fiction with complex characters and dark subject matter then take "The Taker" and be prepared to be totally taken in.

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