Author: Andrew Monge

Why Do You Like That Stuff?!

Why Do You Like That Stuff?!

The official movie trailer for Part One of Stephen King's IT came out within the last couple weeks. Have a looksie, if you haven't already: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKJmEC5ieOk After viewing it, I immediately reposted the trailer to my mom's Facebook page, telling her to mark her calendar for dinner-and-a-movie night. Soon after, people started commenting about how … Continue reading Why Do You Like That Stuff?!

All Pronzini, All the Time

All Pronzini, All the Time

Bill Pronzini, award-winning author who has written across numerous genres, has been churning out top-notch fiction for over forty-five years. While many of his standalone novels are fantastic (my favorite of which is The Crimes of Jordan Wise, which I reviewed here many moons ago. Run out and read it now, if you haven’t already; … Continue reading All Pronzini, All the Time

Book Review of Mindy Mejia’s Everything You Want Me to Be

Book Review of Mindy Mejia’s Everything You Want Me to Be

Fresh off my post about happenstance comes another bit of randomness that I was happy to experience… A few months back I was slogging through my evening commute. With one hour and forty-five minutes of drive-time awaiting me, I was trying to find a way to pass the time. Normally I would have an audiobook … Continue reading Book Review of Mindy Mejia’s Everything You Want Me to Be

Oh Happenstance, What a Fickle B*tch You Are

Oh Happenstance, What a Fickle B*tch You Are

Question for you: is there anything in this world which is so unfathomable that, if you think about it, the topic threatens to consume you with its mystery? I have to imagine people’s faith in a higher power would be the most common scenario. While there are millions of believers in various religions, the unanswerable … Continue reading Oh Happenstance, What a Fickle B*tch You Are

Number Forty-Five: Review of Stephen King’s END OF WATCH

Number Forty-Five: Review of Stephen King’s END OF WATCH

[**NOTE**  Minor spoilers are used in this review.  I don't believe they will ruin your reading experience if you haven't gotten to any or all of the books in the trilogy, but if you prefer going into material with absolutely no spoilers, you may not want to proceed.] Readers of this site know that I'm … Continue reading Number Forty-Five: Review of Stephen King’s END OF WATCH

Number Forty-Four: It’s Only a Number

Number Forty-Four: It’s Only a Number

Hello? Can you hear me out there? [Tap-tap-tap.] How about now? [Screech of feedback.] Whoa! OK, looks like the mic is hot, and I can see that you’re all waiting with bated breath for my next monologue. So what’s the topic, you ask. Why, it’s my wife’s 40th birthday, of course! On one hand I … Continue reading Number Forty-Four: It’s Only a Number