Tag: Books

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

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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

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-Two: Review of Ray Garton’s Murder Was My Alibi

Number Forty-Two: Review of Ray Garton’s Murder Was My Alibi

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

Number Thirty-Nine: Review of Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben

Number Thirty-Nine: Review of Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben

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

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