Tag Archives: Books

Hannibal Rising, A Novel by Thomas Harris, 2007

From the bestselling author of The Silence of the Lambs and Red Dragon comes an utter peice of drivel. It is so very rare that a movie is better than the book and in this case, I would say don’t even bother with the book. Harris seems to have grown complacent with his Hannibal Lector… Read full post.

Cell, by Stephen King (2006)

After the finale of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, I wasn’t sure what to expect from Cell, his most recent release after the Dark Tower epic came to its close. Being a ridiculously avid Stephen King fan (though not his Number 1 fan, thank you very much Annie Wilkes) I am always curious to see… Read full post.

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, a film by Tom Tykwer, 2006

I am not particularly crazy about stories of murderers, but this one compelled me to watch it mainly because its director made the incomparable Run, Lola, Run and I also wondered what perfume has to do with murder. From the first scene I was captivated. The film opens in a filthy Parisian fishmarket where Jean-Baptiste… Read full post.

In A Glass Darkly, by Joseph Sheridan LeFanu, 1872

In A Glass Darkly is known as one of “the classics of occult fiction” and one of the first novels that portrays strange occurrences from an observer’s detached perspective. When I was researching horror for my novel Terata Americana of the Raving Variety, I read numerous references to this novel, which is actually a collection… Read full post.

The New Life, a novel by Orhan Pamuk 1997

My experience with The New Life began with a hiss as I walked through the bookshop holding it in my hands. I’ve been hissed at for lots of things, but never for the mere act of a book in my hands, and the emotions that arose in me at that moment were not unlike the… Read full post.

Peyton Place, a novel by Grace Metalious 1957

Incest, murder, domestic violence, midnight abortions, rape and alcoholism. No, I’m not talking about a typical episode of Jerry Springer. These and more are some of the ongoings in Grace Metalious’ Peyton Place, first published in 1956 amidst great controversy, outrage and shock has turned into one of those hidden American classics. The “Pandora in… Read full post.

war of the worlds

war of the worlds

our stray cats, have been warring. Tommy, the tabby cat who is so beat up and has made his new home curled on a chair on our balcony, was attacked by Saucy (formerly known as Mama Cat) over the Territory of the Balcony. it was the crack of dawn, quite literally, when i heard Tommy… Read full post.