"... a story of the saving grace of love and its ordinary miracles."
"Powerful, emotional, and a brilliant read..."
"I laughed, I cried, I really FELT parts of it. Definitely appreciate the opportunity to have read it. Had me facing my own shadow all throughout. "
"In this book, Sivad develops a nonlinear style of storytelling that does an amazing job conveying the horrors of addiction and the natural waves of memory."
"These sorts of biographies are often romanticized and this tries to explain a very vivid confusion and disgust that hits the gut pretty hard."
"... a truly moving work of art to partake in."
"This book, We Are The Underground, is a rare find where the poetry can be enjoyed as art..."
"Readers who seek meaning beyond the superficial will connect with this poetry in a profound way."
"The Adversary’s Good News is a truly powerful novel by Israfel Sivad and I really enjoyed it from beginning to end. It’s an intelligent and utterly thought-provoking read, but it’s also fun and un-put-down-able."
"The story itself is one of the most thought provoking I’ve read in 2018... this book felt like more than just a horror story. It felt like life, in which we all have to find ways to accept the things we cannot change and move on to rebuild our lives once more."
"[The Adversary's Good News] is a book about big ideas that will have you looking differently at your own life by book’s end."
"[Crossroads Blues] is a love story - unrequited, desperately sad and tragic, but also fills the reader with an entire world - characters are extremely well-rounded with individual voices."
"I've read a great deal of 9/11 fiction... and Sivad's novel is one of the stranger and more interesting ones I've come across."
"In Crossroads Blues there is a love story and a tragedy and a nightmare. We have a New York in all its glory and hardness. It is a book that flows from beginning to end, powering us through dark things. The writing is powerful. The tale is full."
"This is a fast-paced, heated read. An emotional novel that will leave you with real connections to the characters and honest writing."
"... the story is extremely well crafted, with a heavy attention to detail and a technical formality to the writing that is rarely seen anymore. "