A Death by Stephen King

I’ll keep it simple. In a word: ick. Great dialogue though. I liked it. You can find the story of Jim Trusdale, Sheriff Barclay, and the silver dollar in the New Yorker. It’s free. Pair with whiskey. I can’t explain how much I want to try this Root Canal (root beer float with whiskey –Continue reading “A Death by Stephen King”

Just After Sunset by Stephen King

(This is going to be a super professional review. Because that’s me – super professional – in a nutshell.) Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society… Aliens scare the piss out of me. This is not news. I don’t exactly know why. I’m pretty sure it has something to do with watching Alien at far too young ofContinue reading “Just After Sunset by Stephen King”

Rage by Stephen King

On April 26, 1998 Jeffrey Cox walked into a classroom in San Gabriel High School with a semi-automatic rifle and 200 rounds of ammunition. He proceeded to fire his weapon and force the teacher out of the room while he held the remaining 70 students hostage. He then ordered pizza, soda, and cigarettes. He lovedContinue reading “Rage by Stephen King”

King’s March: Week Three

We’re now three weeks into the month, which means you can link up any Stephen King posts you’ve written for King’s March (hosted by Wendy at Wensend and myself) from the 16th through the 22nd. Here are posts from week two: Nishita posted on her progress with Under the Dome I posted a list of my favorite novelsContinue reading “King’s March: Week Three”

Stephen King’s Short Stories: A Top Ten List

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! As you might imagine, I am from a very Irish family (surprise, surprise! Rory O’Connor doesn’t exactly sound French). The holiday has nothing to do with this post. If I wanted to try and connect the two, I would tell you that I come from a very Irish family, and likeContinue reading “Stephen King’s Short Stories: A Top Ten List”

Stephen King: A Top Ten List

In case you’ve missed it (and yes, I’ve sort of beat readers over the head with it, but I’m excited – what can I say?), Wendy and I are hosting a Stephen King reading month – King’s March. It just so happens that this week’s top ten prompt, as hosted by The Broke and theContinue reading “Stephen King: A Top Ten List”

Literary Mixtape | The Stand

Do you ever want a modern soundtrack to literary fiction? Yes? Me too. That’s the point of this feature. Whereas some people imagine cinematic montages in their head, I create a soundtrack. Okay, so I actually do both, but I prefer to share my soundtrack. If you curious to see my cast list for StephenContinue reading “Literary Mixtape | The Stand”

Blaze by Richard Bachman

Confession? I have never read Of Mice and Men. I am well aware of how literarily shameful this is. No need to point it out. However, I have read The Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, and The Log from the Sea of Cortez (the latter of which is best consumed as a sleep aid).Continue reading “Blaze by Richard Bachman”

The Colorado Kid by Stephen King

I’d been thinking about reading ‘The Colorado Kid’ by Stephen King for a long time, mostly because Haven is loosely based on this novella. Here’s your moment to ask “What’s been stopping you?” To answer your question, it was the plethora of negative reviews the book has received. Despite my ardor for all things StephenContinue reading “The Colorado Kid by Stephen King”

The Dead Zone by Stephen King

It’s oddly unnerving to read a novel that was intended to be politically ridiculous when it was written – well before I was even born – that is instead significantly relevant today. When Stephen King wrote ‘The Dead Zone’, I sincerely doubt he had 21st century politics in mind. But in his foolish caricature ofContinue reading “The Dead Zone by Stephen King”