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HALLOWEEN REVIEW: THE SHINING (1997) MINISERIES

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Steve's thinking about Halloween, which often brings up thoughts about Stephen King. How do you feel about that? Seen both versions of The Shining, have you?

REVIEW: STEPHEN KING’S “THE OUTSIDER”

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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.

Science Fiction Romance Readers Share Scary Book Recommendations

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It’s that spooky time of year again when thoughts turn to scary books and movies. I decided to ask two of my favorite groups...

KILLER RABBIT… er, REVIEW: “THE MIST” TV SHOW

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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!

REVIEWS: WHY I HUNT FLYING SAUCERS by Hugh A.D. Spencer AND...

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This week, Steve reviews a new, upcoming book by Hugh A.D. Spencer, the second episode of 11.22.63 on Hulu, and tells of a unique offer for Robert A. Heinlein fans. (Check out the final photo!)

Review: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

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The Bone Clocks consists of six linked novellas chronicling the life of one woman, Holly Sykes, from rebellious teenager in 1984, to grandmother in 2043. Each novella is narrated in the first person present tense, but only the opening and closing sections are see directly through Holly’s eyes. In the other four sections she is a character in someone else's story. It is a strong framework on which to build a novel. Unfortunately Holly is not herself a particularly interesting person

BUTTON, BUTTON—Who’s Got the button? 

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Steve collects movie memorabilia at cons. Do you?

REVIEWS: An Hilarious Short Story, a Horrific Movie, and a Book

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Why do the short story and the movie get adjectives in the title, but not the book? Steve tells why.

BOOK REVIEW: Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes

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

Retrospective – Stephen King’s Carrie Turns 40

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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...

Review: Crazy 4 Cult: Cult Movie Art 2 by Gallery 1988

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Crazy 4 Cult: Cult Movie Art 2 by Gallery 1988 is a 176 page walk through the tremendous artwork one would find while walking through the annual display conceived by Scott Mosier and Kevin Smith called Crazy 4 Cult.

Too Long After – A Time Limit On Sequels & Prequels?

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How long after is too long? Returning to a great original is fraught with difficulties at any time, but the more time goes by, the more the problems compound.

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

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Does Dr. Sleep stack up against The Shining?

Doctor Sleep – Stephen King’s Sequel to The Shining

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It has been thirty-six years since The Shining scared the bejesus out of most of the population and King has not disappointed this reader with his latest.
Joyland paperback cover

Joyland by Stephen King – review

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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...

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...