Gormenghast

Over the last couple of years I had seen references to the Gormenghast  trilogy by Mervyn Peake — most recently by Stephen King.  So I finally dipped in to read the series  Titus Groan (1946), Gormenghast (1950), and Titus Alone (1959). This series is hard to categorize.  Most often it is labeled  as epic fantasy, but I don’t quite see that. [Read More...]

Tim Powers and other Pulpy Goodness

Right now Tim Powers’ latest book “Hide Me Among the Graves” is available on the Kindle for .99.  I read this book earlier this year and here is my Goodreads review. This is a sequel to the 1989 book “The Stress of Her Regard”, a title I so liked and one that really expressed the [Read More...]

Return of the Thin Man

I am a long time fan of the Thin Man movies which starred William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles.  They were really the prototype of the married detectives and this first incarnation of this genre remains one of the best.  So often we have detectives that are purposely single so that they can pursue love interests [Read More...]


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