Verity Price comes from a long line of monster hunters. Well, not quite. The monsters are really misunderstood cryptids, as in those sorts of beings that technically fall into the supernatural realm of the zoological spectrum; also, they can be friendly. Her family tries to assist the helpful cyptids (aka supernatural species that humans mistake for […]Read more "Crowded house or monster mash?: Seanan McGuire’s Midnight Blue-Light Special"
Some authors come into a reader’s life at exactly the right time they are needed. Whether the subjects they fixate upon, the beauty of their prose, or the themes they tackle, some element just connects with a reader. It’s at those times, that even the most cynical of audiences will stare transfixed by a book. […]Read more "THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES, BITCH: Poppy Z. Brite’s Last Wish & The Gulf"
Since she died in 1952, Rose Marshall has been known by many names. The Phantom Prom Date, the Girl in the Diner, the Girl in the Green Silk Dress. A mythology or two have developed around her, and these urban legends span the contiguous United States. Is she a savior, is she a killer, or […]Read more "“You ain’t a beauty, but, hey, you’re alright”: Seanan McGuire’s Sparrow Hill Road"
It probably comes as no surprise that I was a voracious reader as a boy. I loved all kinds of works in all manner of genres, movie novelizations like Alan Dean Foster’s Alien series, fantasy novels like The Hobbit or The Last Unicorn, comics ranging from G. I. Joe to Uncanny X-men, mysteries (The Three […]Read more "Shivery Stories: Alfred Hitchcock’s Monster Museum"