I have been a fan of the author Joe Hill for years now. I read his unique and effective debut horror novel Heart-Shaped Box first, which led me to his short story collection 20th Century Ghosts. I loved both of these works. You won’t read reviews of either here because this was all before I […]Read more "NOS4A2: Season 2 — a review"
Prior to reading this novel, I read Hill’s first published novel, Heart-Shaped Box, and a collection of his short stories, 20th Century Ghosts. I loved both of these books. This first was a horror novel about an aging death-metal rocker who purchases a ghost online. It elevated a run-of-the-mill ghost story into something infused with […]Read more "Horns, by Joe Hill — a book review"
Let’s get this out of the way at the very beginning, shall we? Personal anecdote time. Years ago, back when I was working for the Target Corporation, my boss at the time had decided to have a get-together at his big house in the country (which he has since lost, along with the wife and […]Read more "Locke & Key: Season 1 — a review"
I reviewed the premiere episode of NOS4A2 way back at the beginning of June. It was titled “The Shorter Way,” and it gave the viewer a quick glimpse into what this series was going to be all about. You don’t need me to tell you whether or not this show is something that will appeal […]Read more "NOS4A2: Season 1 — a review"
I’ve never read the book NOS4A2, by Joe Hill (who we all know is Stephen King’s eldest son). I have it on a shelf in my library closet. This is a deep, walk-in closet in our office that’s lined with bookshelves, which are, naturally, filled with books. The closet was built like this when we […]Read more "NOS4A2: Season 1: Episode 1: “The Shorter Way”"