The More2Read March 2019 Reviews & Interviews
Thank you to all the publishers and authors for your great voices, characters and stories.
Special thank you to the authors, Helen Marshall, Kimi Cunningham Grant, Elisabeth Elo, Greg F. Gifune, Paul Tremblay, and Jeff Strand that took time to chat on their books, writing, and inspirations, it had been a great journey.
Recommendations and reviews from March
Fiction Author & Book Focus
Cory Doctorow with his book Radicalized
On his book Radicalized:
These four thought provoking tales original and brilliantly constructed by an author that makes it clear he is son of an asylum seek, father of an immigrant, writing with something that his heart beats at one with.
4 Moral tales, tragedies and injustices, things that occur at conflict with the human heart all laid down with many truths in fiction, a must-read and a best book to be published in 2019.
Cory Doctorow Bio:
Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger — the co-editor of Boing Boing (boingboing.net) and the author of RADICALIZED and WALKAWAY, science fiction for adults, a YA graphic novel called IN REAL LIFE, the nonfiction business book INFORMATION DOESN’T WANT TO BE FREE, and young adult novels like HOMELAND, PIRATE CINEMA and LITTLE BROTHER and novels for adults like RAPTURE OF THE NERDS and MAKERS. He works for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is a MIT Media Lab Research Affiliate, is a Visiting Professor of Computer Science at Open University, a Visiting Professor of Practice at the University of South Carolina’s School of Library and Information Science and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in Los Angeles.
Portrait by Jonathan Worth : http://jonathanworth.com
Cory Doctorow Dicussing his new novel Radicalized @ Strand Book Store https://www.strandbooks.com
Nonfiction Author & Book Focus
Albert Woodfox with his book Solitary
On His book Solitary:
From More2Read Review:
A terrible tragedy within these pages and tale of empowerment and not allowing the prison to shape him, an inspiring struggle, this is a journey a portrait of a young to older man in incarceration and despite it all, compassion remains, courage and a fortified human being with unbreakable will.
Albert Woodfox Bio:
Albert Woodfox was born in 1947 in New Orleans. A committed activist in prison, he remains so today, speaking to a wide array of audiences, including the Innocence Project, Harvard, Yale, and other universities, the National Lawyers Guild, as well as at Amnesty International events in London, Paris, Denmark, Sweden, and Belgium. He lives in New Orleans.
A musician I learned of from his great soundtrack for the Hereditary movie. The movie screenplay has a Bram Stoker Award Nomination for Superior Achievement in a Screenplay. This is a great track to listen to whilst reading or writing.
This is a new recommendation on an artist who has been doing some nice artwork for books, events, and authors.
Check out this dragon work just in time for Game of Thrones new season.
CARRION HOUSE – ILLUSTRATION / FINE ART / DESIGN
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
I’m Luke Spooner, an artist and illustrator living in the South of England.
I have a First Class degree in illustration from the University of Portsmouth. My current projects and commissions include illustrations and covers for books, magazines, graphic novels, books aimed at children, conceptual design and business branding.
Recent projects have included stories by Neil Gaiman and Clive Barker as part of ‘Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories’ and ‘Behold: Oddities Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders,’ both released through Crystal Lake Publishing, as well as two stories by Stephen King; one through ‘You, Human,’ released through Dark Regions Press and another through ‘Gamut Magazine.’