Tag Archives: book review

Review of “Gentlemen of the Shade”

Gentlemen of the Shade: My Own Private Idaho by Jen Sookfong Lee This is the second book in the “Pop Classic” series that I’ve read; the first being It Doesn’t Suck: Showgirls. I love film criticism, especially when it’s as … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Can-Lit, Criticism, Movies, Pop Culture, The Nineties | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

When the going gets tough: Flash review of Born to Run

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book was the only thing that got me through the 2016 US election. I loved reading about his relationship with Clarence Clemons and his father; his career … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Memoir/biography, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The kids are not alright: Stephen King’s “Children of the Corn”

Children of the Corn (Kindle Single) by Stephen King My rating: 4 of 5 stars As someone who is constantly referring to my enemies as “The Children of the Corn”, I thought it was time to actually read the story. … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Horror, Short Stories | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Ballad of Black Tom: Something Wicked Comes to Harlem

The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle My rating: 4 of 5 stars I LOVED this book. Nothing better than a good novella, especially one as creepy as The Ballad of Black Tom. Lots of shady characters, creepy houses, … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Crime/Mystery, Horror | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

One Fucking Scary Clown: Stephen King’s “It”

It by Stephen King My rating: 4 of 5 stars I picked this up to cure me of my “Stranger Things” hangover. I had seen the TV mini-series back in the day and had always meant to read through it. … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Horror | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Worst Case Scenario: Underground Airlines

Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters My rating: 3 of 5 stars “Underground Airlines” is a great speculative-fiction/mystery novel; sort of a The Man in the High Castle lite. I tore through this one in a few days. Lots of … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Crime/Mystery, science fiction, speculative fiction | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

American Pie in Celluloid Form

The Flick by Annie Baker A play that reads like a novel. The Flick by Annie Baker is a nice slice of Americana about the last 35mm movie theatre in Massachusetts going digital. The play centres around Sam, Avery, and … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Humor, Plays, Pop Culture, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment