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

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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

Tom Petty Said It Best: “What Lies Ahead, I Have No Way of Knowin'”

Tom Petty Said It Best: “What Lies Ahead, I Have No Way of Knowin'”

A couple weeks back I was sitting in a salon chair, cape around my neck, getting a haircut. As the stylist was buzzing the sides of my head, I watched hair slide down the cape and land on the floor. In my mind I always chuckle to myself in those moments: “Boy oh boy, the … Continue reading Tom Petty Said It Best: “What Lies Ahead, I Have No Way of Knowin'”

Something’s Gotta Give, Part Three

Something’s Gotta Give, Part Three

I’m a little late with my second check-in, but not because of embarrassment over a lack of results. As noted in my previous post, the past month was more difficult because a rash of migraines made it tough to find motivation for my late-night workouts. That, on top of eating out at restaurants a handful … Continue reading Something’s Gotta Give, Part Three

Something’s Gotta Give, Part Two

Something’s Gotta Give, Part Two

Checkpoint Number One is here, and my results during the past month were mostly positive. I’ll start this piece by sharing my high-level plan, then go into my experience while trying to implement it. (Just a heads-up that this post will probably be the longest one I write in this series, if only because I’ll … Continue reading Something’s Gotta Give, Part Two