Short Story Review: The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

Ambiguity in a story isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but there’s also a point where it becomes too much. In Gillian Flynn’s award winning short story, “The Grownup,” the reader is presented with a perfect example of exactly what happens when there is simply too much story left unanswered. I …

Book Review: I Am the Cheese by Robert Cormier

  “The farmer in the dell, the farmer in the dell, heigh-ho, the merry-o, the farmer in the dell.”* If I were to judge a book by its title or cover, Robert Cormier’s I Am the Cheese is definitely not a book that I would pick up. In fact, I probably would have …

Book Review: Highwayman by Craig Saunders

It’s a bit hard for me to really talk about how I felt while reading Highwayman by Craig Saunders. To some extent, I feel that I may not know as much about old lore and mythology as I thought I did – and that’s definitely a possibility. The concept behind the …

Book Review: The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

It’s been fairly well established thus far that I have a deeply rooted love for dark fantasy. Jokes regarding my obsession with necromancy abound among my friend groups. For those of you that have seen the description for Rin Chupeco’s The Bone Witch, the fact that I picked this one up …

Book Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (Red Queen, #1)

I seem to be on a bit of a young adult binge as of late, particularly in the realm of fantasy. It’s not a bad thing, really. In a way stories help distract me from the things in life that bring me down, and there’s been a lot of that …

Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (ACoTaR, #1)

I actually finished reading Sarah J. Maas’s A Court of Thorns and Roses a little over a week ago, but due to some unforeseen circumstances (namely a break-up and temporary relocation while I wait for my own apartment), I haven’t had a chance to get around to talking about it until …

Movie Review: Jack Hill’s Spider Baby (1967)

I haven’t watched a whole lot of black and white films, probably because growing up, I wouldn’t give them the time of day. Now that I’m a bit older, and I’ve had the benefit of having dated a cinephile, I am finally delving into the world of true classic movies, ones that, …

Book Review: The Nightly Disease by Max Booth III

  I really don’t know how I feel about Max Booth III’s The Nightly Disease. Published initially as a serial in DarkFuse’s magazine, The Nightly Disease follows a hotel night auditor’s descent into madness as everything that can go wrong, does go wrong. In a series of darkly comedic and horrific events, the …

Book Review: Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia

Synopsis: “No one knows who she really is… Hattie Hoffman has spent her whole life playing many parts: the good student, the good daughter, the good girlfriend. But Hattie wants something more, something bigger, and ultimately something that turns out to be exceedingly dangerous. When she’s found brutally stabbed to …

Book Review: The Many by Nathan Field

I’m always down for reading a new psychological thriller, perhaps because more often than not, they remind me just how twisted a person’s mind can be. It’s what took my breath away in Gone Girl, after all. Unfortunately, I was not impressed with Nathan Field’s The Many. While it was short, it …