I have a confession to make in regard to Ray Garton: he scares the shit out of me, and I mean that with the utmost respect and admiration. As a fan of horror and suspense novels, this is hard to come by these days. Lord knows Stephen King has given me some sleepless nights over … Continue reading Number Forty-Two: Review of Ray Garton’s Murder Was My Alibi
Saturday. It’s the night for fighting, if you listen to Elton John. If that’s not your thing, John Travolta would happily take you out on the dance floor and “fever”ishly shake his hips to The Bee Gees. Perhaps you’re more low-key than that and would spend the evening with your feet up, watching comedy sketches … Continue reading Number Forty-One: Saturdays With Dad
[This is not only my longest post to-date, but it’s also the best piece I've written (and, at the risk of sounding self-righteous, it’s important). I’m not one to solicit readership if someone's interest is waffling due to an essay's length, but in this case, I’m asking you to stick with me. Thanks in advance … Continue reading Number Forty: A Long-Term Solution…
I’ve frequented numerous message boards over the years, the bulk of which contain information about books and comics (with some movies and music thrown in for good measure). While I’ve been fortunate enough to make some of my closest friends on these sites, the thing that keeps bringing me back year after year is the … Continue reading Number Thirty-Nine: Review of Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben
[Spoiler Note: I have done my best to review the book without revealing spoilers. I think I’ve succeeded, but if you want to go into the story completely blind, you may want to skip this blog entry.] Stephen King has been my favorite author since I read Misery close to three decades ago. While he’s … Continue reading Number Thirty-Eight: Review of Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King and Rich Chizmar
Normally I do mini-reviews of movies and TV shows on my Facebook page, but I’ve fallen behind due to numerous blog entries and assorted potpourri on the site. I try to keep my FB posts to one per day so as to not bludgeon followers with too much stuff. As such, I figured I’d do … Continue reading Number Thirty-Seven: What’s Good on the Boob Tube?
A few months back I did an award-winning piece on things that make me go "hmm." I had a ton of fun writing the post, and I've been meaning to unleash another installment upon an unsuspecting populace for quite some time now. As luck would have it, today is the day. Let's get right to … Continue reading Number Thirty-Six: Do You Ever Wonder About…? (Part Two)