"Red Rising/Golden Son": The Good & The Not-So-Good

Since my manuscript is being edited, I'm taking a break to catch up on some long overdue reading, And since I'm in a sharing mood when it comes to what I read...well, you know the drill. So, if you'll tolerate them, I'll share my impressions of what I read.

First up: the first two installments in Pierce Brown's sci-fi/YA-ish Red Rising series, titled Red Rising and Golden Son.

Telling Stories With The Truth (Thoughts on Baltimore and Freddie Gray)

"History is all about telling stories with facts."

Some variation of those words were uttered in a world history course I took on the way to earning my Bachelor's back in 2008. They were uttered by a man named Norman Wilson. and they would change the way I looked at many things, among them history, point-of-view, and the value of storytelling.

Here We Go Again

"We have to go back!"

The above quote is lifted from one of the more memorable hours of everyone's favorite magic island show, Lost. If you've seen it, you understand the feeling I'm driving at; if you haven't, then you clearly have more important things to be doing right now.

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