Welcome to the Fabulous Curtis Edmonds Dot Com Website and Book Emporium

My name is Curtis Edmonds; I’m the author of, most recently, A CIRCLE OF FIRELIGHT, a YA portal fantasy novel about a young woman who is thrust into an imaginary dream world following a tragic car accident. I’ve also written humor pieces for McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and book reviews for Bookreporter and Goodreads. I have a recent piece in a new SF anthology called Overmorrow.

This site has been hacked more than Shaquille O’Neal recently, and I am in the process of rebuilding it. So a lot of the content you’ll see newly posted here tends to be really old – remnants from the Before Time, in a lot of cases. And that’s fine! But once I’m finished re-posting a lot of the old junk, there will be some new content. Promise! In the meantime…

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Review: A MAN AT ARMS, by Steven Pressfield.

One of the most interesting facets of religious belief is that religious belief has answers for everything. The Bible is full of what’s called “wisdom literature,” with advice on how to solve everything short of how to fix holes in drywall. In Orthodox Judaism, this is supplemented with incredibly detailed rabbinical teachings. Deuteronomy 6:9 commands… Continue reading Review: A MAN AT ARMS, by Steven Pressfield.

Review: TINSEL: A SEARCH FOR AMERICA’S CHRISTMAS PRESENT, by Hank Stuever

Critics, in one way, are sort of like World War II submarine captains: they love nothing more than a juicy target — and the bigger, the better. In TINSEL, Washington Post critic Hank Stuever has two of the most tempting targets in his sights — well, three if you count Sarah Palin, who just merits a quick… Continue reading Review: TINSEL: A SEARCH FOR AMERICA’S CHRISTMAS PRESENT, by Hank Stuever

Review: GENGHIS: LORDS OF THE BOW, by Conn Iggulden

Define “civilization” however you want, but there’s always going to be some amount of barbarism mixed in to whatever definition you can come up with. Only a truly technically advanced civilization could produce things like 50-inch high-definition plasma televisions with picture-in-picture and remote control, but only a truly uncivilized barbaric horde could make sure that… Continue reading Review: GENGHIS: LORDS OF THE BOW, by Conn Iggulden