“Where lies the strangling fruit that came from the hand of the sinner I shall bring forth the seeds of the dead…” Southern Reach Trilogy is a smart and scary … Continue Reading The Southern Reach Trilogy: Annihilation, Authority, Acceptance – Jeff Vandermeer
Nine short stories make up the Fire in the Hole collection (previously called The Women Come out to Dance) and are a great introduction to Elmore Leonard’s easy style of … Continue Reading Fire in the Hole: Stories – By, Elmore Leonard
Erik Larson writes non-fiction that reads like a novel, enthralling the reader and keeping them up page-turning with the same intensity as a beach read thriller. Dead Wake: The Last … Continue Reading Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania – Erik Larson
There are few things I enjoy more than a well crafted scary short story. As a kid cutting my teeth on Stephen King I loved his short story collections more … Continue Reading Trigger Warning – Neil Gaiman
The Bees is an enthralling and gorgeously written tale in the tradition of Watership Down. The frightening realism coupled with the brilliant world-building makes for an experience that will haunt … Continue Reading The Bees – Laline Paull
Even if you personally have a hand in a battle against good and evil that shook the very pillars of Heaven, when the smoke clears and the evil is vanquished … Continue Reading The Bone Clocks – David Mitchell
I’m going to miss Parks & Recreation more than any other long running show that ended this season. Parks was always funny but more than that it was sweet and … Continue Reading Goodbye Parks & Rec.
Another Grammy awards come and gone. I enjoyed not watching it. Hard rock has been pushed in to the un-televised award ghetto and the classification for “rock” is so bizarre … Continue Reading The Grammys Hate Us
If nothing else, Marc Eliot’s biography of Jack Nicholson reminded me why I don’t typically read biographies of still living people when the subject has no involvement with the book. … Continue Reading All Fluff and No Substance Makes Jack’s Biography a Dull Read
Now I feel just like a stranger I don’t sleep at all anymore and the bonds that used to hold me well now they’ve done me harm -Get Vicious If … Continue Reading The Gaslight Anthem – Get Hurt
A palate cleanser after the lunacy of The Helen Trilogy.
The summer before 7th grade I read ‘salems Lot. I have always been a strong reader and this wasn’t my first adult book. However this was the first book that … Continue Reading Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
While enjoying a joyous Christmas yule with my family and loved ones I was gifted a copy of famous anchorman Ron Burgundy’s tome of generous wisdom by my wife and … Continue Reading Let Me Off at the Top! By, Ron Burgundy
The term “sequel” is usually met with derision in the movie world. However when done well a sequel can not only continue the story laid down in the earlier movie, … Continue Reading Catching Fire
Elite Squad 2 makes sweet love to all other cop movies, and calls them names the whole time.
By Jack ‘Bought it for a Dollar’ Burton Hi internet. It’s me, Jack. Yes, we’ve tangled before. So, I hear a lot of you have a problem with the first … Continue Reading There’s only one thing wrong with the RoboCop trailer