Blu Gilliand

12/25/2012 - 12:00pm

As far as reading goes, 2012 was a strong year for me.

12/17/2012 - 5:00pm
I'm not usually a big fan of experimental fiction. I'm old-fashioned that way. To me, the traditional story structure works so well, I don't often see a good reason to monkey with it.
12/11/2012 - 3:00pm
Charles Burns continues to bend reality to his own warped will in The Hive, the second part of the trilogy begun back in 2010 with X’ed Out
12/04/2012 - 4:00pm
There’s no escape quite like what you can find in the pages of a good book. A good book makes everything around you melt away.
11/28/2012 - 5:00pm
Adam Cesare wrote two of the best books I’ve read this year – Tribesmen and Video Night.
11/19/2012 - 6:00pm
I don’t know if Adam Cesare is old enough to have lived through the home video horror boom of the 1980s.
11/15/2012 - 5:00pm
Family feuds are a huge part of the history and folklore of this country. The Hatfield and McCoy families alone have accounted for endless books, television shows and punch lines.
11/05/2012 - 5:00pm
The Dark, the fifth in the line of horror novellas from publisher Ravenous Shadows and editor John Skipp, seems to have a bit of an identity crisis.
11/01/2012 - 3:00pm
Zombie stories tend to be large scale stories - after all, when the dead rise, it's the end of the world as we know it.
10/22/2012 - 7:00pm
The best creative collaborations are the ones which result in a truly unified voice, the kind of work in which you can’t pick out who wrote what. Stephen King and Peter Straub achieved this with The Talisman and its sequel, Black House; just last week I wrote about the duo of Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee, who’ve successfully melded their talents with both The Woman and I’m Not Sam.