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Ever wondered about those guys who say: “I love my car”, and look like they really mean it? Have you ever sympathized with wives and girlfriends who h ...more
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Jul 20, 2011
Pet Sematary
I was reminded of King’s novel by – of all things! – a clip from the 1980 episode of The Muppet Show, featuring Linda Ronstadt. One of the sketches in ...more
Jul 2012
Sep 13, 2011
The Choirboys
In 1975, a police unit working the night watch in Los Angeles indulges in off-duty drunken hedonistic orgies. For them, the ‘choir practice’ sessions ...more
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Mar 27, 2011
Schindler's List
At first, Oskar Schindler seems an unlikely hero: egotistical, hedonistic and adulterous. As an industrialist, the outbreak of World War II appears to ...more
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Mar 08, 2009
The Far Arena
One of the best sci-fi/fantasy adventure novels that would make a great movie, especially after the success of Ridley Scott’s Gladiator, but sadly (to ...more
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Jan 02, 2011
Close Encounters of the Third Kind Diary. Behind-the-scenes Diary of How They Made the Decade's Greatest Movie!
This is my second reading of this journal and it’s been a long time since the first. From 1982–84, as I finished up my last two years at school and lo ...more
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Jan 14, 2011
The Sword and the Dragon (The Wardstone Trilogy, #1)
Fans of Tolkien and C.S. Lewis will find much to enjoy to enjoy in M.R. Mathias’ debut fantasy novel, The Sword and the Dragon (Book 1 of a trilogy). ...more
Sep 08, 2010
Sep 01, 2010
Bigger than Hitler – Better than Christ
Rik Mayall's anarchic sense of humor has always appealed to me and I've been a fan of his work since first seeing him on TV in the early '80s, when he ...more
May 10, 2010
May 13, 2010
Psychiatrist Martin Dysart is almost sleeping walking through middle-age on the downward slope to his twilight years. His marriage is passionless and ...more
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Apr 14, 2011
A Harbinger's Tale
If God asked you to be the Harbinger of the Apocalypse … would you do it? This is the question posed to both narrator and reader alike as both are tak ...more
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Feb 24, 2011
Serranto's Redemption (Breaking Out, #2)
This powerful sequel to Once Wild has Nick Serranto attending his beloved wife’s funeral under heavy police guard. Two years later, Nick is an emotion ...more
Oct 16, 2010
May 27, 2010
Reluctant Hero
Author, John Hickman, recalls memories of life with his father, Bill. Writing fact in the form of creative fiction, he merges testimonies from those w ...more
Sep 13, 2011
Aug 06, 2011
First Blood
When morose and haunted Vietnam veteran John Rambo walks into Madison, Kentucky, all he wants is something to eat before he moves on. That’s is until ...more
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Sep 22, 2011
Dead Game (Emily Stone #2)
To some, death and murder are sport and the serial killer in Dead Game turns it into a contest. Victims who lose at this game ultimately lose their li ...more
Nov 2009
Dec 16, 2009
Who Would Have Thought? (Men of Adonis, #1)
Written with language as deliberate, raw and explicit as the steamy sex acts it describes, author Trenice Carter tells the story of three pleasure-see ...more
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Jun 19, 2011
Back in 1979, I was a horror and science fiction hungry pre-teenager when I saw the serialized adaptation of this book on TV. The series (back in its ...more
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Jan 02, 2011
American Psycho
The Yuppie culture … they put the consume in consumerism and the self in selfish. Set in New York, during the 1980s, this story shines a powerful ligh ...more
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Sep 22, 2011
Blue Blood for Life (My Blood Runs Blue, #2)
The story opens with cop Kristin working night patrol. She spots a prowler lurking in the dark between the buildings easily with her heightened vampir ...more
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Sep 22, 2011
Murder at the Luther
Confident and free-spirited redhead, Sydney Jean Lockhart, has shunned the entrapments of marriage and domesticity in order to maintain her independen ...more
Sep 10, 2010
Sep 09, 2010
The Mothman Prophecies
The book came my way after I saw the movie, starring Richard Gere. I’m including both versions in this review as I feel the movie’s the better of the ...more
Mar 12, 2011
Mar 06, 2011
The Anaïs Assignment (The Bowin Novels #3)
This third book in the Tom Bowin series of thrillers begins with a daylight kidnapping in Bethesda, Maryland. Teenager, Diego Mendoza, is snatched as ...more
Aug 26, 2012
Aug 04, 2012
Megan's Way
Beginning in Cape Cod, 1988, Megan and Holly are teenagers and best friends enjoying the lights and laughter of a carnival. Acting on impulse, they fi ...more
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Oct 13, 2011
My Blood Runs Blue
The story opens with Kristin, a cop with control issues, working the quiet night shift with the hours dragging by uneventfully. She and her colleagues ...more
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Jun 24, 2011
Skeleton Crew
Short story compilations are almost always hit-and-miss, but this well-written and enjoyable collection from Stephen King who, credit where it’s due, ...more
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Jan 01, 2011
Black Shadows
Just when you might think: they don’t write ‘em like they used to … an author comes along with a true passion for classic rat-a-tat-tat, shoot ‘em ful ...more
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Jul 14, 2011
Bottom Dwellers
In Rural north Georgia, a new lake changes the landscape after four years in development. An entire township is flooded and becomes the waterbed of th ...more
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Jul 14, 2011
Compulsion (Emily Stone #1)
Compulsion is a fresh and exciting debut focussing on crime and the devastating, life-changing effects it can have on everyone involved, including the ...more
Jun 19, 2009
May 21, 2009
The 101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived
How much you are likely to enjoy this book largely depends on how you feel about the characters listed within. Whether you agree with the writers on j ...more
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Aug 06, 2010
The River Runes
Enter the fantasy world of Caithiir, a woodland kingdom inhabited by magicians and their apprentices as they work on the Runes, protectors of the magi ...more
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Jul 01, 2011
Boxer Hobo
When self-styled professional boxer and hobo, Johnny Noctor, regains consciousness in hospital the world is never the same for him. Johnny has sustain ...more
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Apr 24, 2012
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