Quote of the Week February 16 2018

“A craftsman endeavors to do something well for its own sake. It doesn’t matter what that something is, the way you approach it must be with the spirit of craftsmanship.”

— Nate Mucha


Book Review: 10 Bits of My Brain

10 Bits of My Brain by Stuart Jaffe

Recommended for people who like Edgar Allen Poe, Stephen King, or Philip K. Dick.

This collection of 10 short stories is like all collections. There’s one or two stories which will cling in your brain for a long time and others which were fun reads or didn’t catch you. And they’re always difficult to review because you want to gush about the two that your heart grabbed onto and ignore the ones you just liked.

So, of course, I’m going to give into the temptation and gush about the story that keeps circling back into my brain when I look at the cover — the story about the Polish Necromancer in a WWII ghetto.

It’s got a great mix of creepiness and magic. Its internal consistency is excellent and the end payoff is excellent. I want to tell you everything about it, but I also don’t want to spoil you.

So, I’ll summarize this review with — grab this for reading on the bus or in those moments when you have a little spare time and I’m sure you’ll find a gem.