Category Archives: Reviews

Book Review: The Shattered Sigil Trilogy by Courtney Schafer

I cross-posted this review over at reddit in case anyone wants to follow the discussion there. Earlier this month I read The Shattered Sigil Trilogy by Courtney Schafer. I loved it so much, I wanted to share my thoughts on … Continue reading

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The Desolation of Smaug: A Discussion of Expectations

It is not often I see a movie close enough to release to be able to review it, but there seems to be an exception to this rule when it comes to the Middle-Earth movies. I saw Fellowship of the … Continue reading

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50th Anniversary Feature

Cross-posted from Stark Writing Mad: Today, 22 November 2013, is the 50th anniversary of the death of an important figure in 20th century history, especially amongst the English-speaking people. His work and writing has influenced countless people around the planet, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: We Are What We Are

This is a day or two after Hallowe’en, but I don’t recall ever thinking that we had to limit ourselves. Horror, the unknown, the supernatural, the all-too-natural… all of that happens year-round. Segregating horror to one month a year, or … Continue reading

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Byzantium–Just Another Vampire Movie?

For those of you out there that know me well, you know how much I love vampire stories. Yes, I’m one of those people that will probably read/watch something just because it has vampires in it. Do I think vampires … Continue reading

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The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: Not Forgotten

Since we’re getting in the Halloween spirit around here, with all the talk of haunted houses and creepy books, I’d like to take a few minutes to talk about my favorite anthology series. The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror anthology, edited … Continue reading

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Laugh While You Can… That Means You’re Still Breathing

The Land of Laughs was lit by eyes that saw the lights that no one’s seen. Jonathan Carroll, The Land of Laughs In my irregular series on creepy books in honor of the impending autumn, I present to you one … Continue reading

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