Author: Andrew Monge

All McBain, All the Time (Part Three)

All McBain, All the Time (Part Three)

A quick tangent before getting to the reviews… Readers of the blog have heard me lament the fact that book reviews are the worst performing posts on the site. From a content perspective, I couldn’t care less: I’m still going to write the damned reviews. But, on some level, I suppose it makes me sad … Continue reading All McBain, All the Time (Part Three)

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Do You Ever Wonder About…? (Kid Stuff Edition)

Do You Ever Wonder About…? (Kid Stuff Edition)

When I started this site I told myself I would not be influenced by outside forces. I made this "rule" because I didn’t want my writing to be compromised, even if readers got uncomfortable or offended. That being said, I’ve let my wife steer me in her desired direction for this post. Oh, she doesn’t … Continue reading Do You Ever Wonder About…? (Kid Stuff Edition)

All McBain, All the Time (Part Two)

All McBain, All the Time (Part Two)

Hello, friends, and welcome back for another set of reviews about Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct series. In the first installment of “All McBain, All the Time,” I offered a brief introduction as to why I enjoy the author's writing, then followed that up by reviewing three of the 87th Precinct books. If you’d like to … Continue reading All McBain, All the Time (Part Two)

How They Stack Up: Marvel Unlimited vs. Comixology Unlimited

How They Stack Up: Marvel Unlimited vs. Comixology Unlimited

I’m guessing most folks couldn’t care less about comic books.  However, if people kept an open mind, they would find numerous adult titles that don't deal with characters flying around in capes and tights. Some of the world’s best storytellers are working in the comic-book business; couple them with the incredible artists who also work … Continue reading How They Stack Up: Marvel Unlimited vs. Comixology Unlimited

Review of Joe Hill’s Strange Weather

Review of Joe Hill’s Strange Weather

I first came across Joe Hill’s writing via a 2005 Subterranean Press chapbook entitled Voluntary Committal. At the time, Hill was a relative unknown in the genre, so I don’t know how the book ever showed up on my radar. Regardless, I bought it, read it, and was blown away. It was easily one of … Continue reading Review of Joe Hill’s Strange Weather

All McBain, All the Time

All McBain, All the Time

Readers of this site know my affinity for Ed McBain, specifically his series of police-procedural novels set in the 87th Precinct. Late last year, during a review of a Lawrence Block book entitled Ronald Rabbit Is a Dirty Old Man, I said McBain would be on my Mount Rushmore of favorite writers. In fact, after … Continue reading All McBain, All the Time

Review of The Wolf’s Hour by Robert McCammon

Review of The Wolf’s Hour by Robert McCammon

Have you ever read a book synopsis that sounded so absurd you couldn’t bring yourself to try the finished product, even if it was written by a favorite author? With all due respect to Robert McCammon – whose work I love – I felt this way about The Wolf’s Hour when I first heard about … Continue reading Review of The Wolf’s Hour by Robert McCammon