Monstress (a comic book review)

Readers know that I like comic books. But superhero comics have lost a lot of charm for me over the years, to the point where I actively seek out alternative stories. Monstress is the comic book I’ve been looking for. This review is the first volume, sub-titled “Awakening.” Monstress follows Maika Halfwolf, an Arcanic, half... Continue Reading →

IT (a book review)

Stephen King’s IT is 30 years old and has been reviewed by more than enough people. But, what the heck, let’s go for it First, I liked this novel. I liked it a lot. It’s the kind of epic you don’t see much of these days, what with modern novels spoon-feeding our short attentions with... Continue Reading →

Nameless (a comic book review)

Nameless, by Grant Morrison is not a conventional comic book. It’s part horror, part psychological thriller, part mystery, part adventure, part a lot of things (not for kids, though). It’s confusing and weird and fascinating. I enjoyed it, but the reader needs keep an open mind. To start things off, we see that something strange... Continue Reading →

Revival (a book review)

Here’s a strange one. Stephen King’s Revival spans about five decades, telling the story of a boy, Jaime Morton, who grows up to become a musician who becomes a drug addict who becomes an ex-drug addict who basically goes on with the rest of his life. But it's intertwined with:. The story of a preacher, Reverend Jacobs, who... Continue Reading →

The Haunting on Ruckman Road (a book review)

It’s been awhile since I read something in the horror genre. In the case of The Haunting on Ruckman Road, I would say it’s more ghost story or psychological thriller than horror novel. That doesn’t stop some bad things from happening. In Hampton, Virginia, Detective Alex Penfield is trying to come back from a gunshot... Continue Reading →

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