A Head Full of Ghosts – Paul Tremblay Book Review

Other jackasses have tried to argue that it’s John Barrett, not Marjorie Barrett, who becomes The Possession ’s true tragic figure, and that the show is really about his descent into madness, his being possessed by the ugliness of hatred and zealotry. His daughter’s illness, his family’s dysfunction, his unemployed status, and his beloved CatholicContinue reading “A Head Full of Ghosts – Paul Tremblay Book Review”

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson Book Review

Since it’s still a haunting month, I decided to pick up the next book by Shirley Jackson after The Lottery, Summer People and Haunting of Hill House  and as it happens when you start reading too much of the same author, an image emerges. A lonely person, isolated, unsure, well read but afraid of people. I’veContinue reading “We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson Book Review”

The Sisters (Rainer Maria Rilke)

Look how the same possibilities unfold in their opposite demeanors, as though one saw different ages passing through two identical rooms. Each thinks that she props up the other, while resting wearily on her support; and they can’t make use of one another, for they cause blood to rest on blood, when as in theContinue reading “The Sisters (Rainer Maria Rilke)”