Jeremy Rodden

I am an overeducated stay-at-home dad to two wonderful sons. I have a BA in Religion and English Writing and an MA in Education. I worked briefly as a high school English teacher before we opted to keep me home when my second son was born in 2010. As a writer, I consider C.S. Lewis, Lewis Carroll, Douglas Adams, and Neil Gaiman my strongest influences. I enjoy multi-layered plots, clever wordplay, and bad jokes.

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  5. Write Something Today – Even If It Sucks — 22 comments

Author's posts

Oct 16

Neuromancer by William Gibston, Books for Boys Review

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Share: Introduction Title: Neuromancer Author: William Gibson Genre: Science Fiction, Cyberpunk Release Date: July 1, 1984 Synopsis (from Amazon): The Matrix is a world within the world, a global consensus-hallucination, the representation of every byte of data in cyberspace… Henry Dorsett Case was the sharpest data-thief in the business, until vengeful former employees crippled his nervous system. But now …

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Oct 09

Golden Compass/Northern Lights (His Dark Materials #1) by Philip Pullman, Books for Boys Review

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Share: Introduction Title: The Golden Compass/Northern Lights (His Dark Materials #1) Author: Philip Pullman Genre: Fantasy, Steampunk Release Date: July 1995 Synopsis (from Amazon): Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal–including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel …

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Oct 02

Dungeon Born (Divine Dungeon #1) by Dakota Krout, Books for Boys Review

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Share: Introduction Title: Dungeon Born (Divine Dungeon #1) Author: Dakota Krout Genre: LitRPG, Epic Fantasy Release Date: October 21, 2016 Synopsis (from Amazon): For eons, conquering dungeons has been the most efficient way to become a strong adventurer. Although, not everything is as straightforward as it seems. Several questions have always plagued the mind of …

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Sep 25

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #1), Books for Boys Review

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Share: Introduction Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #1) Author: Ransom Riggs Genre: Urban Fantasy Release Date: June 7, 2011 Synopsis (from Amazon): A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable …

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Sep 18

Console Wars by Blake J. Harris, Books for Boys Review

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Share: Introduction Title: Console Wars Author: Blake J. Harris Genre: Non-Fiction Release Date: June 2, 2015 Synopsis (from Amazon): Following the success of The Accidental Billionaires and Moneyball comes Console Wars—a mesmerizing, behind-the-scenes business thriller that chronicles how Sega, a small, scrappy gaming company led by an unlikely visionary and a team of rebels, took on the juggernaut Nintendo and …

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Sep 11

Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life (Scott Pilgrim, #1) by Bryan Lee O’Malley, Books for Boys Review

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Share: Introduction Title: Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life (Scott Pilgrim #1) Author & Illustrator: Bryan Lee O’Malley Genre: Graphic Novel, Urban Fantasy Release Date: August 18, 2004 Synopsis (from Amazon): Scott Pilgrim’s life is totally sweet. He’s 23 years old, he’s in a rock band, he’s “between jobs,” and he’s dating a cute high school …

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Sep 04

Nate Rocks The World (Nate Rocks #1) by Karen Pokras Toz, Books for Boys Review

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Share: Introduction Title: Nate Rocks The World (Nate Rocks #1) Author: Karen Pokras Toz Genre: Literary Fiction Release Date: July 20, 2011 Synopsis (from Amazon): Ten-year-old Nathan Rockledge cannot catch a break. After all, life as a fourth-grader can be hazardous what with science projects to deal with and recess football games to avoid. Everyone, …

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Aug 28

Frendyl Krune and the Blood of the Sun (Amüli Chronicles #1) by Kira A. McFadden, Books for Boys Review

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Share: Introduction Title: Frendyl Krune and the Blood of the Sun (Amüli Chronicles #1) Author: Kira A. McFadden Genre: Fantasy Release Date: March 21, 2015 Synopsis (from Amazon): Frendyl Krune wants to be a knight, to serve his family and his people and never fear what may come for him. His goal, however, slips from his …

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Aug 26

The Tick (2017), A Review

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Share:This is kind of a spur of the moment blog post but I was inspired by several conversations I had with folks on Facebook and Twitter regarding the newest iteration of The Tick – this time done as an Amazon original with Peter Serafinowisz playing the big, blue nigh-invulnerable superhero. Welcome to Toonopolis, The Blog’s first-ever …

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Aug 21

Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl #1) by Eoin Colfer, Books for Boys Review

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Share: Introduction Title: Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl #1) Author: Eoin Colfer Genre: Urban Fantasy Release Date: April 26, 2001 Synopsis (from Amazon): Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius-and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn’t know what he’s taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon …

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