Death and the Afterlife – Clifford A. Pickover

Throughout history, the nature and mystery of death has captivated artists, scientists, philosophers, physicians, and theologians. This eerie chronology ventures right to the borderlines of science and sheds light into the darkness. Here, topics as wide ranging as the Maya death gods, golems, and séances sit side by side with entries on zombies and quantumContinue reading “Death and the Afterlife – Clifford A. Pickover”

Cell * Stephen King

If you ever wondered whether Stephen King attempted to write another amazing epic since “The Stand” that features a virus outbreak and mass-destruction of human society, “Cell” is the answer. Except the “Amazing” part. Cell fell short of the epic story involving Captain Trips and resembled more the first season of “The Walking Dead”. IContinue reading “Cell * Stephen King”

The Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (with Sharp Objects Excerpt)

Recently I read the chilling tale of a murderous mother in Sharp Objects and I was interested to see what I could find regarding the Munchausen syndrome. The Americans had the city of Kansas and the story of the Wizard of Oz (a bit different from the Wizard of Glass). The Germans had The Baron OfContinue reading “The Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (with Sharp Objects Excerpt)”

Harbour * John Ajvide Lindqvist

From John Ajvide Lindqvist comes yet another terrifying novel. “Let me in” told the story of dark nights in Sweeden where two predators were out for blood. One was a paedophile, the other a vampyre. You’ll have to read to see who was deadlier. “Handling the undead” was another hit, dealing with the drama ofContinue reading “Harbour * John Ajvide Lindqvist”

Handling the Undead * John Ajvide Lindqvist

There are thousands, if not millions, of writers in the world whose names will never be known and whose novelist careers will never earn them enough to make a living. And then there are the lucky few who receive the critical or market acclaim that elevates them to an entirely different level. John Ajvide LindqvistContinue reading “Handling the Undead * John Ajvide Lindqvist”

Anne Rice – Interview with the vampire

Everyone in the world would remember the book that started all the vampire mania in Hollywood. It was Dracula (Bram Stoker)! But the book that really changed vampires and made them into the romantic heroes that we see today on the screen acting in movies like Twilight would be the classic Interview with the VampireContinue reading “Anne Rice – Interview with the vampire”