20th Century Ghosts is Joe Hill’s first publication, a collection of his early short stories. While I first learned about Joe Hill through his short story “The Devil on the Staircase” in Stories, I am not sure this bundle would have won me over. It starts of fine, with “Best New Horror” and the titular… Posted , filed under First Lines & tagged with Joe Hill.
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For weeks now I have been trying to find the right words to express my thoughts on John Green’s Turtles All the Way Down. I hereby declare myself defeated, and go with what I have: With Turtles All the Way Down John Green managed to write a book that is not The Fault in Our… Read more »
TL;DR: I re-read Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series. One. Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came. Once upon a bye, I must have been 13 or so, I read the Dutch translation of The Gunslinger, and wrote a book report about it. I don’t recall thinking much of it. Some years later, I asked… Read more »
Stephen King had a story he didn’t know how to finish. Richard Chizmar — owner of Cemetery Dance Publications, who have published quite a few deluxe editions of King’s books, and a editor and writer as well — offered to take a crack at it: We were emailing in early January and he mentioned offhandedly… Read more »
In my write-up of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, I said that, if done right, I could totally get behind the upcoming five-part Harry Potter-prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie-franchise, as it (supposedly) expands the Harry Potter-universe, while leaving The Boy Who Lived the hell alone. Fantastic Beasts and Where to… Read more »