Tag: audiobooks

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

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Number Thirty-Eight: Review of Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King and Rich Chizmar

Number Thirty-Eight: Review of Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King and Rich Chizmar

[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

Number Thirty-Four: Review of I Want My MTV by Tannenbaum and Marks

Number Thirty-Four: Review of I Want My MTV by Tannenbaum and Marks

As readers of this site know, I was a huge fan of MTV (see my previous posts in which I introduce my essay series, talk about the music-related shows, and rank the five sexiest videos from the glory days). I was a wee lad when the channel started – somewhere in the neighborhood of six … Continue reading Number Thirty-Four: Review of I Want My MTV by Tannenbaum and Marks

Number Sixteen: Review of FULL DARK, NO STARS by Stephen King

Stephen King has been my favorite author for close to 30 years now. My love affair with his writing began at the young age of 12, when my mother handed me her paperback copy of MISERY and turned me loose. It was the first adult novel I had ever read, and it floored me. Axes … Continue reading Number Sixteen: Review of FULL DARK, NO STARS by Stephen King

Number Eight: THE GUTTER AND THE GRAVE by Ed McBain

I love Ed McBain. For my money, nobody does noir better. McBain is best known for his long-running 87th Precinct series (I’ve read close to a dozen of them, and they’re uniformly excellent if you enjoy police procedurals), but he’s written some wonderful standalone novels as well. One that slipped past me was Hard Case … Continue reading Number Eight: THE GUTTER AND THE GRAVE by Ed McBain