Sunday, October 7, 2018

BOOK REVIEW: Those Who Swallowed God (The Adventures of Narvix) by Dayron Maxwell

Life is hard when you got red skin, scimitar-shaped horns, and twitter labels you as a Section 8 archangel. Life is even harder when your psychotherapist dismisses the choir of angels fluttering outside your gate as a form of psychotic depression.

When divine judgment wears a tailored suit and leads an army of winged humans, Narvix's mundane life of retro PC gaming and afternoon snoozes during fourth-period calculus erupts into a roller coaster of dodging lightning bolts, facing a flaming woman, and preventing genocide from reaching his street address.



While I was not securely drawn in at first Maxwell created enough of a bite to not lose your attention completely. That’s most likely thanks to our lead character Narvix. You see Narvix is your average moody teenager who just happens to have red skin and horns living in New Jersey with his adoptive family. A curious setting indeed. As you read further that tasty nibble leads you to a nice big buffet of story-telling. Navix's world erupts into chaos, and Maxwell takes the reader along with him.

Maxwell's writing is strong, along with his character development. The dialogue is sharp and witty. Maxwell's description, skills though were a bit overworked which made me think this book is more suited to be a comic book than a book. This is due to his embellished descriptive scenes of actions, sights, and people. It's how I envisioned the whole book. This book would really kick-ass if it was a comic. Overall Maxwell is onto a nice start.


A graduate with a major in English Dayron Maxwell enjoys traveling, reading and working out. Those Who Swallowed God is the first book in the series, “The Adventures of Narvix” The second book World of the Chimera will be published soon.

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

BOOK REVIEW: MINIATURE AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD Expert Dog Training: "Think Like a Dog" Here's Exactly How to Train Your Miniature American Shepherd by Paul Allen Pearce

Take the easy and fast approach to dog training that forms a loving obedient bond lasting a lifetime. All that is needed is a little gumption to follow the instructions contained inside, and soon you and your pal will be frolicking and enjoying the joy that only dogs can provide.

Whether a puppy or an adult Miniature Australian Shepherd, you can shape, teach or change any behavior using the methods contained inside this training guide.

        BARNES & NOBLE


Worried about training your new Mini Aussie? All dog breeds are different and would just basic dog training work? This book explains it all! This book is so helpful for training your new special sweet pup. Pearce knows his Mini Aussie stuff and shares it in a fun way. you will love how he puts a little bit of humor in his guide. He goes beyond just training your Mini Aussie too. There are bonus chapters on grooming and dog nutrition too that is informative. Not only do you get how to train your Mini Aussie, but grooming and nutrition too! you will enjoy this book and so will your Aussie!


Paul Allen Pearce is the author of many breeds specific "Think like a Dog" & "No Brainer Dog Trainer" dog-training books.
Paul's family is dog lovers and often took in strays. Paul and his siblings were taught how to care and train the family pets and dogs. Both his parents grew up with many animals and had the generational knowledge to pass forth to their offspring. Being reared around all sorts of animals, his curiosity to work with animals grew. Upon returning back to the U.S. and purchasing his own dog he realized he didn't know as much as he could, thus began his journey into owning and full-time dog training.

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Monday, October 1, 2018

BOOK REVIEW: Mastering 3D Art: Learn to Draw 3D Objects by Jasmina Susak

A very simple, easy-to-understand-and-follow guide to drawing in 3D using colored pencils. This book offers great tips and tricks on how to create drawings that appear three-dimensional. Go through these unique, step-by-step drawing tutorials, and you'll see that it is simpler than you can imagine, and if you follow the instructions and draw patiently, you will enjoy your result and be inspired to continue. 



This is a fun book! You should though have more of an artist background and experience before diving in than I did (I attached my attempts at some of the projects.). Still, this book is enjoyable making you want to keep trying at it.  This is thanks to Jasmina’s tone of the book. It is calm and cool. She makes you really feel at home with her if you mess up don’t worry and try again attitude. I would highly recommend this book for all artists that are looking to broaden their artistic skills.


Jasmina Susak is a self-taught, colored pencil artist and author of many how-to-draw books and eBooks.

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