The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones By Alice Sebold {Warnings for The Lovely Bones: sexual and physical violence} The Lovely Bones is about moving on, both after death and for those who are still living and have experienced a death or trauma. Its message is sound and practical, and leads with a semi-omniscient narrator, Susie. The point of

‘Salem’s Lot

‘Salem’s Lot By Stephen King ’Salem’s Lot is a book you could take and plop into any time period you wished, and it would still work. It’s your typical genre piece that I feel every writer gets around to at some point. That’s not saying it’s bad. Not at all. I quite enjoyed my read


Acceptance By Jeff VanderMeer We did it! The Southern Reach Trilogy is finished! Before I get into the third book, Acceptance, I’d like to talk a little about the series as a whole. I’m still fully of the opinion that the second book, Authority, could’ve existed as 150 pages lighter with no real drawback in


Authority By Jeff VanderMeer Alright, well, the Southern Reach Trilogy had a good start; I’ll give it a big thumbs-up there. Before I get into the second book, I’ll remind you I haven’t yet read the third and final book of the series. However, Authority, while well-written when looking solely at craft and structure, borders

The Shining

The Shining By Stephen King Oh boy, oh boy, was this book nothing like I expected. I’ll start by saying I’d never seen the movie and that I knew . . . well, essentially nothing about the book. Actually, the only thing I knew about The Shining was the few seconds of it shown at