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Bookquarium Magazine

Bookquarium Magazine Volume 1 - January 2020 by Frank Marcopolos and Q.R. Maber

Four stories by Frank Marcopolos and four poems by Q.R. Maber. Frank's fiction has been reviewed with such praise as:

“This is a thoughtful, articulate, and often humorous narrative about the choices we all make, sometimes in the space of a single heartbeat, and the life-altering impact of our subsequent actions. It’s also a bittersweet tale of self-discovery and seminal experiences, full of realistic dialogue, unexpected situations and offbeat characters. A highly readable novel that recalls the style of Michael Chabon or John Irving, this is a literary gem that should not be missed.” – Blue Ink Review, Starred Review (Eagles and Hawks and Also People As Well)

“Enzo is a thoughtful athlete reminiscent of Henry “Author” Wiggen in Mark Harris’ quartet of baseball novels, most notably Bang the Drum Slowly (1956). But Marcopolos offers a postmodern twist. The mysterious keeps taking prominence in this novel: the hazing rituals, which are amusing, sexy, confusing, and disturbing all at once; the hard-to-figure attitudes of Enzo’s teammates; oddities like a replica of the Winchester Mystery House that somehow features a pagan mechanical bull ride; Trudy’s oracular pronouncements; and portentous dreams and symbols involving several dead birds and brick-tied balloons that a teammate pops. Each image speaks of death and aborted flight, a counterpoint to Enzo’s longing for the big leagues and a home that isn’t stifling. Also complex is Enzo’s character. A well-written, intriguing sports tale that explores the importance of home base.” – Kirkus Reviews (Eagles and Hawks and Also People As Well)

“A frequently effective collection of stories about people seeking to understand themselves and their predicaments.” – Kirkus Reviews (Infinite Ending)

“These are rich quick-paced stories where not a lot happens, but still manage to be page-turning because of Marcopolos’ clean, spirited prose. Complex, even profound, stories leave the reader with more questions than answers, which is part of the book’s appeal. Every reader will get something different from this collection. Marcopolos is an eloquent and provocative writer. These are strong stories that work very well.” – Self-Publishing Review (Infinite Ending)

“Frank Marcopolos delivers drama and humor in a poignant story about a college baseball player looking for a way into the big leagues.” - IndieReader, 5-Star Review (Eagles and Hawks and Also People As Well)