Monthly Archives: January 2018

Book Review: The Book of Dead Days by Marcus Sedgwick

Wendy Lamb Books, October, 2004 ISBN: 0385730551 Available: New and Used     In The Book of Dead Days, Marcus Sedgwick introduces us to Boy, a teenage orphan who is the servant and apprentice to a stage magician named Valerian. Valerian is … Continue reading

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Tv Review: The Gifted s1 e5 BoXed in

Fresh out of rescuing Polaris and Reed, our plucky band of heroes are trying to get back to the safe house. They split up. Reed and Thunderbird end up back at the compound to a happy family reunion and in … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Dare by Brett Williams

    Walking to school the day before Halloween, Davey and Dennis spot a cat hanging in front of the old, abandoned Bentley place.  Dennis tells Davey the story of how the Victorian house is said to be haunted after … Continue reading

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Book Review: Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Madness by Edgar Allan Poe, illustrated by Gris Grimly

Atheneum, August, 2004 ISBN: 0689848374 Available: New and Used      Four of Poe’s classic tales are presented here. In The Black Cat, a man blames his black cat for his descent into murder and madness, The Masque of the Red Death is a … Continue reading

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Tv Review: The Gifted S1 E4 EXit Strategy

After finally getting a clue and sacrificing himself to protect a mother and child, Reed is in SS “protective” custody with, surprise, surprise, Polaris. Meanwhile, desperate to free Polaris, Eclipse goes back to the cartel he used to work for.(I’m … Continue reading

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Book Review: Batgirl volume 1: The Darkest Reflection

by Gail Simone, Ardian Syaf, and Vincente Cifuentes DC, 2012 ISBN: 978-1-4012-3465-1 DC’s Batgirl reboot is only a partial one. We pick up sometime after The Killing Joke, where the Joker brutalized Barbara Gordon and broke Barbara’s back. Babs is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Skeleton Man by Joseph Bruchac

HarperTrophy; Reprint ed, August, 2003 ISBN: 0064408884 Available: New and Used     Joseph Bruchac retells a tale from the Mohawk Indians about a man who was so hungry he ate his own flesh, leaving nothing but a skeleton, and then … Continue reading

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Book Review: Black Canary and Zantanna: Bloodspell by Paul Dini and Joe Quinones

DC Comics, 2014 ISBN: 978-1-4012-1054-0 A year ago Black Canary helped bust an all-feme cat burglar gang targeting a casino. Now the members of that gang are mysteriously dying–no, committing suicide. Is it really guilt driving them, or something else? … Continue reading

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Throwback Review: Down a Dark Hall by Lois Duncan

Rebound by Sagebrush, October, 1999 ISBN: 0881035122 Available: New and Used Lois Duncan presents us with a chilling Gothic nightmare in Down a Dark Hall. Kit is starting eighth grade at the very exclusive Blackwood School. It’s so exclusive there are … Continue reading

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Book List: 21st Century Lovecraftian Fiction

A lot of people have had limited (or no) exposure to the work of H.P. Lovecraft. Maybe they’ve seen those memes that go around at election time that say “Cthulhu for President: Choose The Lesser of Two Evils”, or have … Continue reading

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