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Book Review: Ubik by Philip K. Dick

Yeah, alright. I did it. I told myself I wouldn’t, but here we are. After reading twelve goddamn Philip K. Dick books and finding only a handful that didn’t piss me off as lyricless, drug-laddled sci-fi dime novels, I told … Continue reading

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Book Review: It by Stephen King

After reading The Dark Tower series I felt like I had given Stephen King a bit of a bad rap. I have lamented about such things earlier, but aside from my drunken late night decision to follow him on Twitter, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

I read The Legend of Sleepy Hollow back in high school. It was Halloween and as all teachers strive to tie literature to something relevant in their students’ lives, mine did the same. I didn’t remember it. I remember being … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Dark Tower by Stephen King (The Dark Tower #7)

This book is strange. It brings the dark tower series to an end but it does so with an awareness that seems to call to King to take and try every possible narrative strangeness he can muster. It was visible … Continue reading

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Book Review: Song of Susannah by Stephen King (The Dark Tower #6)

Finally, we are back to proper pace. No longer strangling back in the rooms of the past or the empty pathways of a dusty, broken town, we are dragged back into a rhythm closer to that of The Drawing of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King (The Dark Tower #5)

This book suffers in much the same way the fourth book does: it is slow. Walks when it needs to run, as if fighting against itself, fitfully roving towards a pay off like a damp-fused firework. King seems to try … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Waste Lands by Stephen King (The Dark Tower #3)

“My first thought was, he lied in every word, That hoary cripple, with malicious eye Askance to watch the working of his lie On mine, and mouth scarce able to afford Suppression of the glee, that purs’d and scor’d Its … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King (The Dark Tower #2)

“Yes, yes, honey, I know you wish to stay up longer, but daddy must watch a gunslinger procure antibiotics from a pharmacist. No honey, I don’t expect you to understand. I expect you to sleep. Yes, daddy loves you, but … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Gunslinger by Stephen King (The Dark Tower #1)

Stephen King writes that there are two types of writers: “architects” and “gardeners”. Architects design their work in detail before even beginning to build and gardeners throw seed to the earth and see what grows. King falls, by his own … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard by Robert E. Howard

When you exist as a contemporary to Lovecraft you’re already in something of a bind when you write horror stories. Like it or not you will be compared and that’s…a difficult prospect. Now when you are also his BFF and … Continue reading

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