Category Archives: Novella Reviews

The Last Run by J. Scott Coatsworth

Once again, J. Scott Coatsworth creates a complicated, multi-layer world and brings a last survivor into it who recently lost a life partner. While this frame story has similarities to Homecoming, the novella is more like a unique story springing … Continue reading

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Homecoming by J. Scott Coatsworth

This short novella has almost more story in the hints and surrounds than on the page, but what makes the cut was enough to keep me interested. It’s a culture clash, power struggle, gay love story, which might sound crowded, … Continue reading

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Quiet Resistance by David Bridger

I’m a fan of David Bridger’s storytelling, and he hasn’t let me down yet. Still, I approached this novella a little tentatively after I read something he said about it being a response to the current political situation. I trust … Continue reading

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The October Man by Ben Aaronovitch

I have fallen behind on the series, but this novella reminded me why I became a fan of Aaronovitch after reading the first book in this series. The October Man is a police procedural written in a matter-of-fact, dry style … Continue reading

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The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan

This novella contains all that is good about historical romance. While many focus on the upper class and nobility, The Governess Affair stars a coal miner’s son turned pugilist who is using a frivolous duke’s penchant to gamble as a … Continue reading

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