Darker Than Black

Several years ago, Hell’s Gate appeared in Tokyo, stealing away the stars and replacing them with fakes. These new stars represent contractors, humans who have lost their humanity, gaining supernatural powers and a price to pay each time they use…

BB Wolf and the Three LPs

    I first came upon this title when researching the contemporary legend of blues musician Robert Johnson and his alleged meeting with the devil at the crossroads to obtain his musical talents and short-lived fame. And although neither Robert…

Mameshiba: On the Loose

Mameshiba: On the Loose

  What is a Mameshiba? Bean shaped dog, dog shaped bean, who knows, and frankly when something is this cute, who cares. In Mameshiba: On the Loose, you meet the whole crow of “bean dogs”, from Edamame, the leader of…

An Elegy for Amelia Johnson

30-year-old poet Amelia, entering the final three weeks of her life, has enlisted her best friends Henry, an Oscar award-winning filmmaker in Los Angeles, and Jillian, a celebrated writer in New York, to travel across the country and deliver personal…

The Influencing Machine

There’s supposedly an old Chinese curse that states “May you live in interesting times.” If that’s the case then Brooke Gladstone, author of The Influencing Machine, would not only most likely be happy, but be able to tell us all…