Has it really been over a month since I sat down at the keyboard and knocked out a blog post? Well…yes and no. I actually have five essays – count ‘em, five! – that I started but haven’t finished. I also have a couple more that are fighting to come out. So what’s the problem? … Continue reading Where’ve You Been, Man?!
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
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
Two Fridays ago I woke up to my daily-deal e-mail from Amazon Kindle, and what do I see? An anthology edited by the inimitable Lawrence Block, entitled In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper, priced at $1.99. Being I’ve had my eye on the book since it came out … Continue reading Number Thirty: Abstaining From What?!
The Introduction Around 2001, I bumbled across the world of small-press publishing as I was looking for news on Stephen King's newest novel, From a Buick 8. While King news was what I came for, I stayed for the new-to-me authors who were being published in small-scale limited editions. Many of these authors did not … Continue reading Number Twenty-Nine: Catching Up With James Newman
Series fiction has been hit-or-miss for me over the years. On one hand, it can feel like coming home when a favorite character is featured in a new book (which is how I felt about F. Paul Wilson's Repairman Jack for most of his series); on the other hand it's all too easy to get … Continue reading Number Twenty-Five: Review of Robert McCammon’s MISTER SLAUGHTER
The year is young, but I’m making a bold prediction: Jason Rekulak’s debut novel, entitled The Impossible Fortress, will be the best book I read in 2017. [Yeah, I said it, and I’m standing by it.] As I think back to all of the books I’ve read during my lifetime, I don’t think any of … Continue reading Number Eighteen: Review of Jason Rekulak’s THE IMPOSSIBLE FORTRESS