Joe Occhipinti
Writer, Teacher, Explorer

Joe's Book Reviews

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Seeds of Memory by J Richard Jacobs

As the narrator in Seeds of Memory explains, "The line separating a brilliantly planned, flawless executed stratagem and blind luck is so fine that it is invisible to the participants." What I admired about the book is how it expertly highlights this line in its telling of a complex and thought-provoking story. read on

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Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff

As World War II was coming to a close, twenty-four U.S. soldiers crashed into the New Guinea mountains while on a sightseeing excursion. Curiously enough, the plane was on its way to fly over a recently discovered hidden valley untouched by the modern world...read on

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Joey Costas's New Game by Harry Simpson

I read my first post-apocalyptic story, The Stand by Stephen King, in high school and have been interested in this sub-genre of speculative fiction ever since. What happens to people when society is somehow ripped away? This philosophical question inevitably arises whenever reading such work. Is the nature of mankind brutish and violent, and do those traits dominate when law and civilization are gone? read on

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Assaulted Souls by William Blackwell

I read my first post-apocalyptic story, The Stand by Stephen King, in high school and have been interested in this sub-genre of speculative fiction ever since. What happens to people when society is somehow ripped away? This philosophical question inevitably arises whenever reading such work. Is the nature of mankind brutish and violent, and do those traits dominate when law and civilization are gone? read on

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