Andrew Seddon: Versatile Writer of Life-Affirming Stories

Andrew Seddon is a Catholic writer I first met through this blog and for whom I’ve since done some editing and book design. His stories range from space opera to saints’ lives to old-fashioned ghost stories, but whatever the genre, they all affirm the goodness of life.Continue readingAndrew Seddon: Versatile Writer of Life-Affirming Stories

Modern Hagiography: Andrew M. Seddon’s Celtic Paths

A new volume in Andrew Seddon’s Saints Alive! series makes the stories of a dozen Celtic saints come alive.Continue readingModern Hagiography: Andrew M. Seddon’s Celtic Paths

Ruminating on The Father’s Tale

Good readers know that books often need time to be digested before we can derive the greatest pleasure from them. The Father’s Tale, by Michael D. O’Brien may be one of these.Continue readingRuminating on The Father’s Tale

Review: Ad Limina, by Cyril Jones-Kellett

Cyril Jones-Kellett’s Catholic science fiction novel, Ad Limina, shows us where our own world might be headed and raises questions about cultural trends of our own day.Continue readingReview: Ad Limina, by Cyril Jones-Kellett

Review: Andrew Seddon’s Saints Alive!

Andrew Seddon’s short stories bring alive saints of the early Church, many of whom have faded from our collective memory. Recommended: Saints Alive! New Stories of Old Saints, by Andrew M. Seddon.Continue readingReview: Andrew Seddon’s Saints Alive!

The Hunger Games Left a Bad Taste in My Mouth

After enjoying the first Hunger Games movie, I tried the original book trilogy and found them to be uninspiring and unrelentingly dreary.Continue readingThe Hunger Games Left a Bad Taste in My Mouth

An Odd and Endearing Protagonist

Dean Koontz’s Odd Thomas character is unusual not only for his paranormal gifts but for his sense of responsibility toward his fellow man — even the dead ones.Continue readingAn Odd and Endearing Protagonist

The Fellowship of the Book

T. M. Doran’s new novel, Toward the Gleam, is both an homage to Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and a gripping tale in its own right. No Tolkien or Inklings fan should fail to read this book. Continue readingThe Fellowship of the Book