All right, I finally saw Man of Steel today. No children in Superman costumes. I hesitate to call this movie a reboot or retool; it exists, I think, as its very own movie. It’s a movie about Superman, but has … Continue reading Anonymous Blog Person’s Guide to Man of Steel
. . . Into Darkness, of course. I’m not that behind. I think that once you make a sequel to a reboot, you can stop pointing out that the franchise is a reboot. At that point, it becomes its own entity. (Off-the-cuff … Continue reading Anonymous blog person’s guide to Star Trek
. . . and liked it. I also read Stewart O’Nan’s The Good Wife and Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography, but I won’t be reviewing them right now, other than to say Stewart O’Nan is a good writer and Steve Jobs … Continue reading I read NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
. . . and the jury’s still out. I haven’t finished it yet, even though I’m reviewing it, so maybe that’s a minus. I’m about three-quarters of the way through, and I just can’t finish it. I tried. Am trying. … Continue reading I read Killing Floor by Lee Child
. . . and liked it. It’s your basic coming-of-age tale, narrated by Julia, an 11-year-old girl with a crush on a boy with a cancer-stricken mother and a mom and dad in marital distress: her dad’s having an affair … Continue reading I read The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
and liked it. I’ve been a fan since her first novel, Sharp Objects, which was a twisted novel about a twisted family. Next was Dark Places, which was a sort of 1980s Gothic, all Bruce Springsteen and Farm Aid, with … Continue reading I read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn . . .
and liked it. I’ve read some of his other novels (Good People, The Amateurs, The Blade Itself), have yet to read At the City’s Edge and Scar Tissue (short story collection available only as an e-book), and found them all … Continue reading I read The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes by Marcus Sakey . . .
and didn’t like it. I picked up this book for two reasons: I’d read Julie & Julia and liked it (and the movie) and because I wanted to know what went through the mind of an adulterer. What would make … Continue reading I read Cleaving by Julie Powell . . .
Anonymous blog person: Being the fourth Underworld movie. Anonymous blog person: That’s really all I have to say about it. Anonymous blog person: Well, all right, here is the movie, in one rather long sentence: Blah blah blah, flashbacks, humans … Continue reading Anonymous blog person’s guide to Underworld: Awakening
HO–HO–HOWL! Merry Christmas! I present you with an awesome gift: a book! A book of Christmas short stories with a werewolf theme! Or werewolf short stories with a Christmas theme. Either way is correct. Behold the literary splendor that is … Continue reading Wolfsbane and Mistletoe