Man With a Belly * Stephen King

John Bracken sat on the park bench and waited to make his hit. The bench was one of the many on the outskirts of James Memorial Park, which borders the south side of Hammond Street. In the daytime the park is overrun by kids, mother wheeling prams, and old men with bags of crumbs forContinue reading “Man With a Belly * Stephen King”

Johnny Halloween: Tales of the Dark Season * Norman Partridge

Tonight is his night! Halloween belongs to the Prince of Darkness! It’s not a night for children, and it’s certainly not a night for celebration. No, it’s a night to be wary, a night to lock your doors and read your Bible. And I know that’s exactly what you good folks would be doing ifContinue reading “Johnny Halloween: Tales of the Dark Season * Norman Partridge”

The Night of the Sciurus * Linda Watkins

A cautionary tale about the consequences of environmental pollution… They are part of our daily lives. We watch them from our kitchen windows and backyard decks as they scurry over the branches of our tall oak trees. We laugh at their antics as they furiously bury and unbury their precious acorns. Yes, they are partContinue reading “The Night of the Sciurus * Linda Watkins”

Hear the Wind Sing (Trilogy of the Rat 1) – Haruki Murakami

Hear the Wind Sing is the first novel by Japanese writer Haruki Murakami. It first appeared in the June 1979 issue of Gunzo, and in book form the next month. The novel was adapted by Japanese director Kazuki Ōmori in a 1981 film distributed by Art Theatre Guild. An English translation by Alfred Birnbaum appearedContinue reading “Hear the Wind Sing (Trilogy of the Rat 1) – Haruki Murakami”

The Neighbor – Dean Koontz Short Story

This lovely 30 page story is just a prequel to Dean Koontz’ much anticipated novel: The City. The year is 1967 and the trio that would unravel the mysteries in the second book are just twelve. Amalia and her brother Malcolm Pomerantz are living with their parents next to an abandoned house. Their lives areContinue reading “The Neighbor – Dean Koontz Short Story”

“The Lottery” (1948) by Shirley Jackson

“The Lottery” is a short story written by Shirley Jackson first published in the June 26, 1948 issue of The New Yorker. The story describes a fictional small town which observes an annual ritual known as “the lottery”, which results in the killing of one individual in the town. “The Lottery” appeared three weeks afterContinue reading ““The Lottery” (1948) by Shirley Jackson”

From a Buick 8 * Stephen King Book Review

“From a Buick 8 is a novel about our fascination with deadly things, about our insistence on answers when there are none, about terror and courage in the face of the unknowable.” This is another one of the dull and long-winded Stephen King books. “Desperation” was like this, “Insomnia” was like this and it has aContinue reading “From a Buick 8 * Stephen King Book Review”

Something Ends, Something begins * Witcher Saga

While this short story was written as a wedding gift by Andrzej Sapkowski and is considered non-canon, it’s such a nice story I wanted to share my favourite moment, a captured happiness between the Witcher and Yennefer. The story is about a wedding, The Witcher’s wedding and all of their guests and best wishes. Very shortContinue reading “Something Ends, Something begins * Witcher Saga”

The Slow Regard of Silent Things * Patrik Rothfuss

For all the people who went through the massive “Name of the Wind” and “The wise man’s fear” and are slowly waiting for the next mammoth book in 2019, here’s a small interlude story about Auri, the young girl who lives underneath the University in little rooms with little steps and little breadths. “To beContinue reading “The Slow Regard of Silent Things * Patrik Rothfuss”

The Basis of Morality * Stephen King Book Review

All money tends to corrupt, and absolute money corrupts absolutely. This is an ancient message. You can find it in the Bible (“the love of money is the root of all evil”), in the writings of ancient Greek philosophers and Renaissance moralists, and also in Stephen King’s Morality story. Morality is a novella by Stephen KingContinue reading “The Basis of Morality * Stephen King Book Review”