Book Review: Drawing Blood by Poppy Z. Brite

source “Art is not a mirror. Art is a hammer.” This is a book I read to tatters as a teenager and yet haven't touched in years as an adult. Well, that changed this weekend. Re-reading a favorite book for me is so much like slipping into a comfortable dream. I know these pages so well, the words cradle me, … Continue reading Book Review: Drawing Blood by Poppy Z. Brite

Book Review: The Shining by Stephen King

Growing up I watched a number of Stephen King films that I had no idea were adapted from his books. My favorite was always Stand By Me. I still remember watching the scene with the leeches and being delightfully freaked out and disgusted by it. I was enthralled. In high school was when I first … Continue reading Book Review: The Shining by Stephen King

Series of the Week: Battle Royale by Koushun Takami

This technically might not be a series but my blog my rules. This is a book that has spawned into manga and a live action movie that's a cult classic. There's a reason for it too. It's excellent, terrifyingly so. Set in a fascist fiction Japan, the government has established a military program, the Battle … Continue reading Series of the Week: Battle Royale by Koushun Takami

Favorite Horror Books by Women: Part II

Welcome back to the second installment of favorite horror books by women! You can find part one and three of this miniseries here: Favorite Horror Books by Women: Part I Favorite Horror Books by Women: Part III First of all, thanks so much! I really wasn't expecting all of the support towards the post and was pleasantly … Continue reading Favorite Horror Books by Women: Part II

Book Review: Zombie Fairy Tales by Kevin Richey

source Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess and this princess lived amongst the dead and harvested the souls of the innocent one by one by one. Dark fairy tale retellings are nothing new. Much love to ya The Brothers Grimm. And this book, Zombie Fairy Tales, is definitely true to its word. … Continue reading Book Review: Zombie Fairy Tales by Kevin Richey