Broken Harbor, by Tana French, is not a book. It is a jagged ball of glass that dazzles the eyes but draws blood as deftly as a razor blade.
A rushed and hackneyed ending still doesn’t derail the best Pendergast outing in years.
The 17th entry is the weakest since the 16th. I’m sensing a trend.
Fifty Mice is a fast moving and entertaining book that unfortunately loses the suspense by the end.
Lindsay Faye’s extraordinary The Gods of Gotham is the best novel of its kind since Caleb Carr’s The Alienist. This isn’t a unique observation, it’s emblazoned across the cover of … Continue Reading The Gods of Gotham – Lyndsay Faye
I write my reviews as I read. I’m sure most do as it’s the only way to really express the nuances and little things you notice as you are reading … Continue Reading Crimson Shore – Preston & Child
“Sometimes the things presented to us as choices aren’t choices at all.” Few writers can gut punch readers with an ending the way Stephen King can. Written in the first … Continue Reading 11/22/63 – Stephen King
Wow! The Visit, M. Night Shayamalan’s decently reviewed newest movie, is a total piece of shit. It’s a fucking garbage fire of a movie. I won’t be surprised to learn … Continue Reading The Visit: The newest (terrible) film by M. Night Shyamalan
If you are looking for a well written, fast moving psychological thriller in the vein of Gillian Flynn’s brilliant Gone Girl you will be entertained and satisfied with The Girl … Continue Reading The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins
A palate cleanser after the lunacy of The Helen Trilogy.
Movie Review by TylerDFC There is a tendency in the mainstream to immediately disregard a movie if there fails to be closure at the end. More than anything, more than … Continue Reading Sound of My Voice (2011) – Directed by Zal Batmanglij
By TylerDFC There is a moment at the very end of Francis Ford Coppola’s 1974 film, The Conversation, that brings the entire slow burn movie in tight focus. It’s a … Continue Reading The Conversation