August 5, 2015


by Vincent Varvara and Bill Young


“The Howler” is a graphic novel by writer Vincent Varvara and artist Bill Young.  Set in Toronto, the story follows young Chris Stevens accused of murdering his family.  How could a nice boy like Chris do such a thing?  It...

August 5, 2015


by Francene Stanley & Edith Parzefall, 2012


The world we know has changed in a great flood.  Well, that’s different from nuclear war or zombies, so I’ll go with it.  Within a few generations, the world of today has been swept away and the des...

August 4, 2015


by Timothy Baril, 2014


This book IS Le Fanu’s 1872 story, “Carmilla”, line-by-line—except those lines which Baril has changed and a few scenes of action and horror towards the end.  I think it would more correct to credit Le Fanu as the aut...

August 4, 2015

You can't say “Dead Islands” doesn't have action. From the opening scene in the streets of Shanghai, to a zombie attack in an airplane over the Pacific, to utter chaos in the Hawaiian Islands, “Dead Islands” keeps moving throughout.

Curiously, no one in the early part...

August 4, 2015


“The Unsaintly” is a work of historical fiction, but with the first portion showing a brace of disputes between God and Lucifer. The first dispute is a friendly argument; the second, a war in Heaven reminiscent of Milton’s “Paradise Lost”. And having been cast from He...

August 4, 2015


“He had a pretty good idea of where they had gone; the same place seven billion other people had gone in the last two years.”

New islands appear overnight all over the world’s oceans and no one knows how they got there. Stranger still, no one can land on them… at lea...

August 4, 2015

Reading Steven Jenkins’s book, “Fourteen Days”, I realized something curious.

The concept of this book is that a workaholic man is forced to stay at home for two weeks and the ensuing boredom drives him crazy. To get this across to the reader, the author is required t...

August 4, 2015

"The Flowers of the Field" is a historical novel, written by Elizabeth Byrd in 1962, and set primarily in Edinburgh, Scotland in the year 1513. The book has two protagonists, first Dame Bess Dart, a common prostitute; and second, the historical Queen Margaret Stuart, t...

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