Mr. Horne's Book of Secrets

Hooked on a Feeling: Anger

Not all feelings are helpful.

Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them

Anyone who keeps up with this blog knows my feelings about the way bookstores are being run. Time has not changed my opinion on the matter. However, it occurs to me that there are so many more ways to obtain…
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Hooked on a Feeling: Hope and Despair

Keep turning that chicken.

Netflixing: The Little Prince

The Little Disappointment.

Alcatraz versus The Dark Talent — a Revolution in Writing

I am a fish. Which of course doesn’t mean that I am a literal fish, but it’s something to keep in mind for today’s post, for today I will be talking about a mold-breaking book series—one that takes subversion of…
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Sequelitis

There are only three more entries in the Hooked on a Feeling miniseries. I’m telling you this for a number of reasons. Perhaps the most important is that I want you to know that the series will not last forever. And,…
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The Birth of Tragedy

Once again, Dr. John Horne joins us on Mr. Horne’s Book of Secrets. He has a PhD in marine biology and writes in a variety of genres.   Right now I’m reading The Birth of Tragedy by Friedrich Nitzsche. I’m not…
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Hokum

All the time, people tell me, “Thanks for all your advice, Mr. Horne. By golly, I’d love to be a scifi/fantasy author, but I can’t come up with any good ideas for such settings.” Well, today is your lucky day,…
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