Pale Preachers begins with a note from some guys named Finch, Floyd, and Fishboy Lennie, written to their cousin Mal. The note informs Mal that their Grandma Callie is dead, Mal’s sister Lulabelle is the new "witchy woman" of Moon County, and that Mal's help is needed ASAP, so he's to meet them at “that crummy strip joint up the road.”
01/15/2013 - 6:00pm
01/08/2013 - 2:00pm
So … you fancy yourself a Stephen King fan? Think the term “Constant Reader” was invented solely for you? Feel confidant that you know his works inside and out? Unless you’ve tested yourself against The Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book, it’s all empty boasting.
01/01/2013 - 4:00pm
I was fortunate to read a small mountain of amazing fiction in 2012, but 2013 has the potential to top it with ease.
12/26/2012 - 3:30pm
Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula. It sounds like fan fiction, the kind of clumsy mash-up written in overly purple prose and shared on someone’s blog; or, perhaps, like the literary equivalent of comic book fanboy arguments, the ones that start with questions like, “Who is stronger: Superman or the Hulk?”
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.