Archive for August 2012

Poet At Large Reviews, Book, The Shack by William Paul Young   Leave a comment

While I was in the park the other day I heard friends talking about a controversial book.  I had not heard of this book before even though it has been on the New York Times Best Seller list for over a year.  I found myself intrigued by the novel and simply had to read it. “The Shack” by William Paul Young tells the story of a Man finding God again after the tragic death of his youngest daughter at the hands of a serial killer.  The way the story is told helps one to understand some of the concepts of God and Christianity that some people just don’t learn through most Organized Religions.  I don’t agree with everything in the book but most of it makes perfect sense.  I believe in a Loving God, not a Vengeful one and this book explains how completely God loves us.  I really recommend this book to those who wish to be uplifted and better understand what God’s love really means.  It does not have to fit perfectly with you faith for you to gain something from it.  For God gave us the ability to find his truth in everything if we just ask for his wisdom in prayer.

From The Poet’s Mouth

Lyda Mae Dameron

To contact the poet e-mail (ravendove922@yahoo.com)

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Poet at Large Reviews, Book, Dan Shamble Zombie P.I.:Death Warmed Over   Leave a comment

Kevin J. Anderson’s “Death Warmed Over” takes place Ten Years after The Big Uneasy. An event where planets aligned and the wrong person reading the Necronomicon got a paper cut lead to the dead rising from the grave. A Private Investigator named Dan Chambeaux was murdered and came back as a a zombie to try and solve the biggest case of his unlife. The case of his own Murder. With the help of Dan’s Ghostly Girlfriend and his human Lawyer Business Partner the story takes interesting turns and has many side plots that intertwine. The cases in “Death Warmed Over are very true to Kevin’s sense of humor. A mummy coming to life and demanding Emancipation from the Museum Exhibit. A set of Witch sisters who suffered from a curse due to a misprint in a spell book. Vampires who lost their hair due to Garlic oil laced shampoo. I do especially like the Human woman who has taken over the job of preaching salvation and tolerance in the unnatural quarter. Handing out donated blood to vampires so they do not have to hunt humans. I am Looking forward to reading the sequel “Unnatural Acts” which is due to hit shelves in January.

From The poet’s Mouth,

Lyda Mae Dameron

Contact the Poet by e-mailing (ravendove922@yahoo.com)

Poet At large Reviews, Story, A Night of Blacker Darkness   Leave a comment

“A Night of Blacker Darkness” by Horror Writer Dan Wells is what I would call good Medicine. When convicted Forger Frederick Whithers of Bath, England contrives to be freed of Prison by faking his death of consumption he rises from his coffin only to be mistaken for a Vampire. All is hilarity as Fredrick finds himself running from both Vampires and Vampire hunters alike as he tries to clear up more than his mistaken state of undeath. He must also face his former fiance who made sure he was in prison so she could claim the fortune of a man who had no relatives at death. Encounters with John Keats, Mary Shelly and Jane Austen put the time of the story in a strange perspective that anyone who knows literary history can only laugh at. All in all very much worth the time it took to ask Mr. Wells to send me a copy.

From The Poet’s Mouth,

Lyda Mae Dameron

Contact the Poet by e-mailing (ravendove922@yahoo.com)

Poet At Larger Reviews, Android App, Viz Media   Leave a comment

My newest toy is an Android smart phone.  It has enough features to keep this blog going on it’s own fro several months.  The one I wish to speak about just now is the one from Viz Media.  Viz Media prints Shonen Jump Magazine, which is a Manga or Japanese Comic book magazine with several series’s in one magazine.  Back in January Viz Media went to the production of Shonen Jump Alpha, a weekly on-line magazine which gives the readers more manga for the same money and uses tons less paper.  The Viz Media app lets the Shonen Jump Readers read their available issues of Shonen Jump or their e-volumes of Manga from their phone.  aside from the size of the pictures and the need to zoom in on the page I find the app very helpful and intent to continue using it to read my weekly Manga.  Just remember that downloading each issue will charge your data plan accordingly.  you also have to remember that you press the options button on your phone to sign in to your account from the app.

From The Poet’s Mouth,

Lyda Mae Dameron

To contact the Poet at Large e-mail (ravendove922@yahoo.com)

Poet At Larger Reviews, Book, Bloody Jack   Leave a comment

When little Mary Faber grows tired of her life as an Orphan of the streets of London she shaves her head, takes the name of Jack and dresses as a boy to join the crew of a ship set out to fight Pirates.  All sorts of adventures await.  She must use her wits and hide her true gender in order to survive.  L.A. Meyer spins a wonderful tale of a time in the past, when Men were men and Woman had to fight to be free.  As Mary gains the nickname Bloody Jacky for fighting pirates and defending her honor she blossoms from street rat into young lady and must face the trials of young love and her true self revealed to the world.  Her courage is inspiring and gives one reason to smile.  There are many woman in history that dressed as men to gain the freedoms a man had or to join armies in times of war.  “Bloody Jack” pays a good honor to them all.

From the Poet’s Mouth,

Lyda Mae Dameron

To contact the Poet at Large e-mail (ravendove922@yahoo.com)

Poet At Large Reviews, Book, The Improbable Rise of Singularity Girl   Leave a comment

It is in a way funny that I should post a review of this book after fighting to remove a virus from my computer. A Virus that I am not completely sure is gone.  Maybe It was her. Just Maybe It was Helen Roderick and I have cut of her life line to her friend Kriti in India.  If it was her then she will find a way and the human race will live on.

In the book “The Improbable Rise of Singularity Girl” by Bryce Anderson the future of Humanity depends on a a doctorate student Named Helen Roderick who flash freezes her own brain so it can be reconstructed as a computer program.  The computer program evolves to be smarter and crazier. It even copies itself to becomes a computer virus.  She does this to survive and in the end to save humanity.  There are hard chapters to read because they are reminders of wars, but there is also satire and lots of hits at Pop Culture and Sci-Fi.  The book will leave you awed and in stitches.  Not for the Kiddies but a fun read if you can get past hard the reminders of 9/11.

From The Poet’s Mouth,

Lyda Mae Dameron

To reach the Poet e-Mail (ravendove922@yahoo.com)

Poet At Large Reviews, Guest Review, Book, Tablets of Immortality   Leave a comment

Billy the weretroll: This isn’t a safe place for you.

Myron Selkirk: No place is safe for me.

I am your guest reviewer, The Starving Artist.

The quote above is from my choice book for victimizing, “Tablets of Immortality” by Rhiannon Mellen and A. Bradbury. If you love Bruce Cambell films, you most likely will love it! It’s about 14 year old Myron Selkirk, a boy who finds a living cave crystal that becomes his mentor and teaches him to be a warlock. While he found it, his two friends were found by vampires. One was killed while the other was turned into a vampire. Myron stole a car to take his friend Andy Hand to Los Angeles in order to find other vampires to teach him etiquette in the blood sucking world. Along the way, he found himself conscripted by a werecat into helping recovery some ancient Egyptian artifacts that possess the magical powers.

What I loved about it most was the running gags, cool werewolf fights and a werecat of many aliases. Definitely a good read for the 14+ range!

From brush strokes of The Starving Artist.

Sena Kathryn Schneider

The Poet At Large may be reached by e-mailing (ravendove922@yahoo.com)

If you wish to speak to The Starving Artist, The Poet can find her.