“House of Leaves”: Horror at its Best

When first leafing through "House of Leaves," by Mark Danielewski, I immediately decided that it was a book I wanted to study.  I wanted a professor to go through it with me to pull out all the nuances, references, and context.  I love owning this book if anything for the opportunity to show it to other people.... Continue Reading →


The Classic Vampire: Count Dracula

Here's another classic I knew nothing about.  All I knew about vampires was from today's pop culture (Buffy, Twilight, Hotel Transylvania...).  I know, it was pathetic, which was why I took it upon myself to finally read the original. I understand vampires originated from folklore, so Bram Stoker's "Dracula" wasn't the creation of vampires, but... Continue Reading →

The Mysterious Mist

Back in January, I said I was done with Stephen King for a while because of the vulgarity.  Then I got a new idea for a horror novel, which meant I needed to study up a bit on the genre.  That was when I ran into "The Mist," originally in a collection of Mr. King's short... Continue Reading →

Review for “Six Wings”

You know I'm pretty hard to impress, but"Six Wings" by Kylie Malchus actually surprised me... in fact, I'd even say I was impressed. "Six Wings" is a story about a young man who dies and is forced to watch his wife learn to live without him.  Ms. Malchus does a great job of portraying the... Continue Reading →

Einstein and Demons

I'm beginning this review with a little personal note, but I'll tie it in quickly.  First of all, I love the 1999 film "The Mummy." (If you watched this movie when you were younger and were completely terrified, do yourself a favor and watch it again, thinking of it as an "Indiana Jones" spoof.  It's... Continue Reading →

Running Through “Mr. Mercedes”

My motivation for finishing "Mr. Mercedes," by Stephen King, was my library due-date, and I had already used my renewal.  My original plan was to read his new book, "Finders Keepers," but thought it would be better to read the introductions to the characters in "Mr. Mercedes" first.  However, when I returned the book today at... Continue Reading →

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