Archive for October, 2013

1. Boys turn really ugly right when you go to kiss them. 2. Cordelia. 3. You’re sitting on top of the Hellmouth. Go sit on some other mouth. 4. The town’s plumbing situation seems prone to emanating menstrual cycles. 5. Murderous invisible girls. 6. Questionable fashion choices. 7. The school administration seems either unwilling or […]


I first posted this review on my Goodreads account over here. From the book jacket: “Beka Cooper is a rookie with the law-enforcing Provost’s Guard, and she’s been assigned to the Lower City. It’s a tough beat that’s about to get tougher, as Beka’s limited ability to communicate with the dead clues her in to an […]


I first posted this review on my Goodreads account over here. Of all of the scary, supernatural subject matter that Stephen King is (in)famous for–haunted hotels, psychic/telekinetic/pyrokinetic children, demonic clowns from the Macroverse, sinister aliens, rabid dogs, vampires, possessed cars–what scares me the most about his novels are the twisted, hellacious things that his human […]


I first reviewed this book on my Goodreads account over here. I should probably clarify at the outset that I have never seen a zombie movie in my life. Nor a zombie television episode. Nor read any other zombie novels or graphic novels. I haven’t read Pride & Prejudice & Zombies. Needless to say, I […]


I first posted this review on my Goodreads account over here. If you were born into a more-or-less average American family after about 1976 or so, you probably grew up playing some video games and/or watching movies. If you’re me, you still know how to get to all the secret worlds in Mario, you can beat […]


I first reviewed Storm Front on my Goodreads account over here. Storm Front is one of those novels that navigates a couple of genres at once, namely, fantasy (Harry Dresden, the main character, is a wizard) and crime noir (he’s also a private investigator who contracts sometimes with the Chicago PD). This is not, however, a […]