A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

Many followers of this blog are probably familiar with A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay. It made several 2015 year's best lists and won the Stoker Award for best novel. Rightfully so because it is an excellent book. Merry Barrett, our narrator, recounts her experiences as a child when her sister Marjorie becomes…

A review of Paranormal Parody

Paranormal Parody is a pretty funny send up of Oren Peli's found footage horror flick Paranormal Activity. You would be well-advised to watch it (both films, actually), particularly if 1) you enjoyed Peli's film and 2) you have a soft spot for curvaceous redheads. For the benefit of the two people in the world who…

Ruminations on The Terror by Dan Simmons

Way back in the year 2007, The Terror, an alt-history horror novel by SF icon Dan Simmons, was released to (mostly) critical acclaim. It is a despairing book, about a British expedition that becomes stuck in the frozen sea ice of northern Canada where the crew must deal with starvation, scurvy, botulism, freezing cold, and…

Lana Del Rey — Born to Die, Born to Love

Lana Del Rey's debut album has finally arrived. I say 'finally' as the marketing engine behind Del Rey has been working overtime for several months that culminated with an appearance on Saturday Night Live. Now that the album, titled Born to Die, is here does it live up to the grandiose expectations built by the…

Bossypants by Tina Fey

I must confess that I am pro-Tina Fey. In fact, I find her to be funny, smart, and quite pretty. Yeah, I said you were pretty, Tina Fey. I know that pisses you off. You coming after me, ya New York City hard ass? I heard your rants and your lectures in Bossypants about your…

Flood by Stephen Baxter

The clock is ticking down to the End Times, people. Gather up your family, your pets, a stash of food and water, because when the reckoning comes, you need to be ready. What shape will the reckoning take? There are many options: nano-virus, swine flu, global warming, zombie outbreak, alien invasion, Cthulu, and others. Stephen…