This is a no-frills guide for purchasing, preparing, and cooking fresh fish and seafood. You'll learn what to look for when purchasing fish, the basic dry and moist heat methods, and all the basic procedures needed to prepare any catch. This handy ebook is perfect for taking with you to the fish market, or viewing while cooking in the kitchen. No fancy techniques, just the basics of fish cookery.
This is a captivating story of a vestal virgin and the two men who either desire her or want to possess her. It is engrossing because while reading it you seem to be a part of the story with all the smells, sounds, and sights of that time period. Which is why it is hard to put down once you begin reading it - you get hooked on the characters and what will happen to them next.
Christianity plays a large role in the book, and some characters of the bible come to life as the events that take place long ago are interwoven in the story. But as wholesome as that sounds, this book has graphic sexual situations and images of corruption, drug abuse, and scandal throughout that ring true to the times. People follow whoever has supreme power in the book, no matter how distasteful and shocking their actions are. The characters historically are correct, and Roman mythology is talked about.
A really fine read: the characters are well developed, the imagery is defined, and the situations that the characters are place in seem real for the times. All in all a really great fictional story set in Roman times.
David Gaughran has a voice for storytelling, and this topic makes for great reading. You don't have to be a science fiction fan to appreciate this, in fact if you've never read a sci-fi novel this would make a perfect introduction into the genre being that it's a short story.
The main character is a scientist practicing molecular biology. His ground breaking discovery reduces this great man into a homeless character, yet he carries his knowledge with him around his neck on a flash drive hoping to redeem himself someday. When he is found in his current condition by a fellow scientist, he is brought back into the limelight. It's his next discovery that makes for a fun twist at the end.
This is a really fun read for both sci-fi readers and for anyone who loves a consipiracy theory. Gaughran has a way of pulling the reader into a story and make you feel comfortable around the characters. Then he puts a kink in the line and makes you say, 'wait a minute!' I'm a fan of his work not because of the genre he writes in, but by how he tells the story (see his other books, they all have different settings). Awesome read, like his previous ones.
After reading these two stories, I thought they sounded familiar for some reason. Then I realized I was reading two modern day short story versions of the Twilight Zone. As a kid I always loved that little hook at the end (still do when I can find episodes on late at night) that comes with all the TZ episodes. These two stories are no exception.
Since these are both short stories, not much can be said without giving away any of the plot. The first is about a boy how hears things in the woods, and the second is about a man who has a bad day. Both are short, easy to read, and are unforgettable. I'm still thinking about the chirping.
I look forward to anything this author puts out in the future as I've realized he brings a fun twist to all his stories. His other book Transfection has the same feel but in sci-fi mode.
Fun read! Fast paced, and the characters are quick witted. This isn't just about a bunch of senior citizens, it a good mystery with likable people in the story. I'm hoping this will be the beginning of a series of books with the same characters.
I really loved this book. Josie is a teenager who awakes after a major car accident in a forest in a different world. As she struggles with finding her way back home, she encounters one of two brothers who saves her from a dangerous encounter. She ends up staying with the brothers and learns of their royal blood lines and shapeshifting capabilities, and then truly finds herself liking both of them. Josie is very likable as a character and I found myself unconsciously rooting for one brother. The brothers are the opposite extremes, and both of Josie's mind and body are pulled between their strengths and weaknesses.
While this is YA fiction, the story will appeal to anyone who enjoys paranormal romance or fantasy writing. I found it hard to put down once I began. The writing is very well done and I pictured myself having the same reactions as Josie if, like her, I were thrust into a different world. The book ends with the possibility of a sequel (I'm hoping for one), and I look forward to more of EDC Johnson's work.