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TWO MOVIES AND A BOOK: Reviews of The Good, The Bad...

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This week Steve looks at two movies and an anthology. Great anthology, one lousy film and one... what?

The Goldfinch As Science Fiction

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No, this is not a review of The Goldfinch, but a look at the way Tartt’s novel might be read as an accidental sort of science fiction. ... Clearly Donna Tartt had no intention of writing a science fiction novel. There is nothing in the plot of The Goldfinch which is science-fictional. In fact it is the absence of anything science-fictional which is so striking, given that almost half the book is set in the near future.
Doris Lessing, Cologne literature festival 2006

Obituary – Doris Lessing

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Dorris Lessing

Review: Hauntings, edited by Ellen Datlow

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Ellen Datlow anthologies are dependable reads, especially when it comes to delivering a wide selection of high quality of fiction. This holds true with Hauntings,...

American Gothic: Bellefleur by Joyce Carol Oates

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As I mentioned in my post Stephen King: A Beginner’s Guide I became interested in the work of Joyce Carol Oates because of her...

Stephen King – A Beginner’s Guide

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For a long time I paid no attention to the writing of Joyce Carol Oates. But I kept seeing her mentioned in the context...