Cafe Reads: THE WOLVES OF MIRR, by Paul Piper

The Wolves of Mirr, an eco-thriller/mystery/magical realism novel that defies easy classification, hits several of my sweet spots: Poetically-rendered wilderness settings, complex characters, intertwining physical and psychological dangers, and a strong thread of ancient Greek mythology. … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 1

Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece–ahem, 35 years ago–I have been longing to return to this magical land of myth, history, and dramatic landscapes. Life always seemed to intervene. So Thor and I decided to celebrate our ten-year anniversary … Continue reading

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Runaways, sex, and Greek mythology: DANNY by Steven Harper

  I have a tough time reading books with horrific real life problems mixed with fantasy; too often the fantasy boils down to wish fulfillment, with an undertone of “I was given mega-powers because I was a mega-victim.” I should … Continue reading

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