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
[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
Normally I do mini-reviews of movies and TV shows on my Facebook page, but I’ve fallen behind due to numerous blog entries and assorted potpourri on the site. I try to keep my FB posts to one per day so as to not bludgeon followers with too much stuff. As such, I figured I’d do … Continue reading Number Thirty-Seven: What’s Good on the Boob Tube?
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
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
For more than a decade, Hard Case Crime has been the preeminent publisher of fantastic pulp fiction. Gathering a diverse array of classic hard-to-find/never-before-published material from the masters of the genre as well as new fiction from today’s brightest stars, Hard Case’s ever-growing library has been keeping readers rapt since its initial release of Lawrence … Continue reading Number Twenty-Two: Triggerman and Peepland