Shine On

One of the books that I’ve enjoyed recently is Night Film by Marisha Pressl. In it, Scott McGrath, a down-on-his-luck reporter is drawn into a deepening spiral of intrigue as he investigates the apparent suicide of the famous film director Stanislas Cordova. You see, it was over-zealousness in a story digging into allegations about the…

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Let’s talk about IT

I’m a Stephen King fan. Have been for most of my reading life. A good number of my friends are King fans, too – and we take great pleasure discussing which books are our favorites and which ones maybe missed the mark. Clearly at the top of the consensus list are The Stand, The Shining,…

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2012 Favorites: Books

Well, here we are rushing towards the end of another year. For me, it was another good year for books and reading, though alas, I think I am going to fall a couple of books short of my Goodreads challenge of reading 45. Close though — and I still have this weekend! (Not gonna happen).…

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Super Shorts I: 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill

I admit that I had a certain amount of skepticism about Joe Hill as a writer. Being the son of Stephen King, I couldn’t help but think that just maybe he hadn’t quite earned his entrance into the world of publishing the way that other writers had. I felt a little vindicated with this feeling…

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Book Review: 11/22/63 by Stephen King

At the end of 2011, I was surprised to see Stephen King’s latest book 11/22/63 on a number of “Best of the Year” lists. And not just best “Horror” or best “genre” type of lists – but honest-to-goodness “Best of the Year” for literary fiction lists. That sort of praise has been hard to come…

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30 DoB Day 11: Hated It

It’s a slow Saturday here at The Aerie and between loads of laundry and deciding what I’m going to have for happy hour, I thought I’d tackle the next installment in the 30 Days of Books list: Day 11: A book you hated Hate is a pretty strong word isn’t it?  There have been lots of books…

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30 DoB Day 4: Favorite Series’ Favorite Book

The next question in the 30 Days of Books list is: Day 04 – Favorite book of your favorite series Well, I think from Philip Kerr’s “Bernie Gunther” series, I would have to say that initial story in Berlin Noir, March Violets, is my favorite as it introduces Bernie and his world to us.  I also…

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