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Spooky Tales 3
Spooky Tales 3

October: A Month for Spooky Tales, Part 3

For this week’s installment of “October: A Month for Spooky Tales,” I am going back to the first story I ever remember scaring the bejeezus out of me, a children’s book titled The Tailypo (pronounced ...
 
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The Best Comics of the 21st Century, Part 2

Last week, we unveiled The Best Comics of the 21st Century, Part 1.  Hopefully, you came across something new that you’ve since picked up to explore. If not, maybe you at least remembered an old favorite. Now, it’s time to cont...
 
 
 
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Nora Webster PicMonkey Collage
Nora Webster PicMonkey Collage

Review: Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín

Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín, his eighth novel, is a subtle portrait of a bereaved family in late 1960s Ireland. Nora, 40, has lost her husband Maurice to sudden illness. Repressing her own grief, she helps her four children mov...

 
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Halloween cover 2

October: A Month for Spooky Tales, Part 2

Last week we looked at storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham and her haunting tales featuring the many ghosts of Alabama. For this week’s edition of “October: A Month for Spooky Tales,” we will examine Bram Stoke...
 
 
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The Best Comics of the 21st Century, Part 1

Comic books are popular these days, especially with the surge in superhero movies and television shows. It seems like everybody in popular culture can be traced back to the original drawn form. While so many of the popular comi...

 
 
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The Fault in Our Stars Movie

The Fault in Our Stars is among the most popular books of the current century. Fans love it and have felt a deep connection with it since its release. Personally, I had the book on pre-order for well over a month before it came...
 
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Author Interview with Matthew Mather

I recently read author Matthew Mather’s book CyberStorm. It offers a graphic look at the undoing of society when people are faced with pure need to survive. Matthew Mather has captured the fear and panic that a man feels ...
 
 
Great Authors You've Never Heard Of
 
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Lost Classics Eliz. Taylor featured img
Lost Classics Eliz. Taylor featured img

Lost Classics: Novelist Elizabeth Taylor

No, not that Elizabeth Taylor – she of the ostentatious makeup and jewelry; that many-times-married friend of Michael Jackson. Perhaps you haven’t even heard of English novelist Elizabeth Taylor? Born in my current hometown of ...

 
Great Authors You've Never Heard Of
 
Spooky Books
Spooky Books
Spooky Books

October: A Month for Spooky Tales, Part 1

Hands down, October is my favorite month of the year. For those of us living in the South, October marks the return of bearable weather. Some weekends are still warm enough for a trip to the beach, but others are deliciously co...
 
 
 
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Wild Child T.C. Boyle image
Wild Child T.C. Boyle image

Review: Wild Child by T.C. Boyle

Each story in Wild Child by T.C. Boyle is assured, in-your-face, and perfectly executed; he is a master of the genre. The stories are so deep and insightful that I could imagine any one of them being extended into a full-length...
 
 
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127 Hours Ralston
127 Hours Ralston

Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Aron Ralston

Considering that: a) I already knew the full story of Ralston’s days trapped by a boulder in a remote canyon, b) I had already seen the brilliant 2010 film made of his experience (127 Hours, starring James Franco, a favorite of...