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Stephen King’s got novel number 60 out. Steve F takes a look at it. Is it garbage, word slaw, Pulitzer-worthy, or what? See what Steve thinks.


This week Steve returns with a review of what he considers to be a terrible TV show. Do you agree? You’ll have to watch it to find out, and then you’ll be sorry!

Filming Stephen King: the task that’s defeated dozens of movie-makers

Why have so many Stephen King novels remained so stubbornly resistant to Hollywood adaptation?

Do Not Barco Engage Yet, Mister Sulu!

One screen good, three screens better? Not, as Ira Nayman found, in the case of a screening of Star trek: Beyond in Barco Escape.


This week Steve looks at some correspondences between 1952 fandom and 2016 fandom by way of an old magazine, and reviews two movies he found to be terrible. If you're fifteen years old you might think they're good movies; Steve assures you they're not.

Why Isn’t The Long Walk a Movie Yet?

Not every book works well on the big screen. But once in a while, written words need to be put in motion. Why isn’t The Long Walk a movie yet?

2014: A Reading Odyssey – Part 1

a short recap of my 2014 in books. Where I reviewed a book for Amazing Stories I have provided a link to that review, and in one case to a related interview. So here, in chronological order, are the first 21 books I read in 2014.

BOOK REVIEW: Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes

Steve examines Stephen King's new--and unique!--novel, Mr. Mercedes.

Don’t Look Now at The Birds: A Visit to du Maurier...

Don't Look Now, The Birds, Rebecca, Jamaica Inn - adventures from the dark heart of du Maurier country...

Retrospective – Stephen King’s Carrie Turns 40

April 5 marked the 40th anniversary of the original US publication of Stephen King’s first novel, Carrie. Writing that makes me feel old. Not...

Book Review: Dr. Sleep. Does Every Book Really Need a Sequel?

Does Dr. Sleep stack up against The Shining?

Movie Review: Grabbers (Blu-Ray)

Grabbers has been dismissed in some quarters for not doing anything original. Well most films don’t do anything original, and Grabbers does achieve a couple of things I’ve never seen before.

It’s All My Fault – An Apology

Another summer of cinematic wilderness is drawing to a close and I owe you all a big apology. Why? Because I am responsible for the terrible state of mainstream American cinema today.
Joyland paperback cover

Joyland by Stephen King – review

In Stephen King’s best novel in years, 11.22.63 (2011), the veteran author revisited the period of his youth, the 1950s and ‘60s. A character...

The Fury – Blu-ray and Expanded Soundtrack

Those difficult teen years. A time when you have no money, power or influence, and have to spend your day going to school without...