I’m ready to tell you my secret …

… Scott and Julie see dead people. And discuss The Sixth Sense at A Good Story is Hard to Find podcast. Come listen! [Read more...]

I Left My Brains in San Francisco: More than Just Zombies

I Left My Brains in San Francisco cover

Lately, I’ve caught myself reading books with zombies in it. I don’t really like horror. I read enough of it in my youth to stock me up in nightmares for years to come. But zombie books are…well, I guess they’re horror. Right? Even so, I can’t help but recommend I Left My Brains in San Francisco, the [Read More...]

The Prestige by Christopher Preist

The Prestige by Christopher Priest

The Prestige by Christopher Priest It’s difficult to say how long it’s been since I’ve been as enthralled with an audiobook as I was with this unabridged version of the World Fantasy Award-winning The Prestige (Blackstone Audio). Simon Vance narrated, and since the story is primarily told through journal entries of the two main characters, [Read More...]

Darkship Thieves

After I reviewed Sarah Hoyt’s Heart of Light, a friend of mine sent me a copy of Hoyt’s first science fiction novel, Darkship Thieves, just to show me that she really does write good stuff. He was right. Darkship Thieves is a consciously Heinleinesque tale set in a future Solar System. Our heroine, Athena Hera [Read More...]

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame My rating: 5 of 5 stars So you’ve begun to get really busy at work and you’re feeling stressed out. Then you watched The Sixth Sense (by yourself, after dark) so you can discuss it on a podcast. And finally, you just know you’re going to have [Read More...]

Terrapin

Terrapin: A Mystery is a new novel by T.M. Doran put out by Ignatius Press.  I previously reviewed his first novel Toward the Gleam which I certainly enjoyed.  A year later the plot and ideas of that novel are still with me.  I thought the idea of the novel was a great idea that was executed fairly well, [Read More...]

The Holy Family, Zombies, and Midrash: Unholy Night by Seth Grahame-Smith

“Joseph? Mary? My name is Balthazar. This is Gaspar . . . this is Melchyor. We don’t want to hurt you . . . we’re just looking for a place to rest. But, Joseph? if you don’t put that pitchfork down, I’m going to take it from you and stab you to death in front [Read More...]

Demon of Undoing

Maureen at “Aliens in this World” has been a long time favorite of mine.  Her book recommendations have time and again lead to books I really enjoyed that almost certainly I would have never read. Recently she posted about this book. Demon of Undoing by Andrea Alton isn’t a super-literary book. But it is super-fun sf [Read More...]

The Knox Bible (Updated)

The Knox Bible by Msgr Ronald A. Knox It is unquestioned that for the past 300 years the Authorized Version has been the greatest single formative influence in English prose style. But that time is over …. When the Bible ceases, as it is ceasing, to be accepted as a sacred text, it will not [Read More...]

Monster Hunter International

So a friend passed me a copy of Monster Hunter International, by Larry Correia, and told me it was good fun; and it was. Our hero, one Owen Pitt, is a mild-mannered accountant until the day his boss turns into a werewolf and tries to have him for dinner. Unfortunately for the boss, Owen is [Read More...]


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