Books

Cthulhu’s Call Still Echoes
July 26, 2013 No Commentby

Cthulhu’s Call Still Echoes

A century ago, a man walked the tranquil east side streets of our capitol city. He was a quiet, unassuming ...

Book Review: The Shadow Over Innsmouth
July 24, 2013 No Commentby

Book Review: The Shadow Over Innsmouth

I finished reading this story while spending the night at a run-down inn in the mountains of New Hampshire. It ...

Book Review: The Obituary Writer
June 27, 2013 No Commentby

Book Review: The Obituary Writer

About halfway through reading this story of two women in different eras, I woke up panicked after having a realistic ...

Best Books to Bring to the Beach
June 5, 2013 No Commentby

Best Books to Bring to the Beach

By Bobby Forand   I have been to the beach four times in the last calendar year – to attend ...

Book Review: Machine of Death’s “Vegetables”
June 5, 2013 No Commentby

Book Review: Machine of Death’s “Vegetables”

By Bobby Forand Nearly everyone spends hours wondering how they are going to die. The collaborators of Machine of Death ...

Book Review: Buddhaland Brooklyn
November 13, 2012 59 commentsby

Book Review: Buddhaland Brooklyn

Soon, it will be winter. You’ll look out over brown fields and at empty branches, and though you understand that ...

Gotschall ‘Storytelling Animal’
May 19, 2012 9 commentsby

Gotschall ‘Storytelling Animal’

“Tell me a story.” Put on the spot like that, one’s mind tends to go blank. Based on the context, ...

Leith's 'Coincidence Engine' Digs Deep, Dark
May 3, 2012 11 commentsby

Leith’s ‘Coincidence Engine’ Digs Deep, Dark

Somewhere, the spirit of Douglas Adams is crying foul over Sam Leith’s new novel The Coincidence Engine. Lifting from the ...

Hayhurst Hurls Personal ‘Out of My League’
March 15, 2012 22 commentsby

Hayhurst Hurls Personal ‘Out of My League’

A female acquaintance of mine once complained about baseball that “All it is, is a bunch of guys standing around ...

O’Nan’s ‘The Odds’ Rolls Double or Nothing
March 1, 2012 33 commentsby

O’Nan’s ‘The Odds’ Rolls Double or Nothing

Two books take place simultaneously within the slim confines of Stewart O’Nan’s new novel The Odds. One tells the story ...