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Monthly Archives: June 2019

Apt Pupil by Stephen King

My first exposure to Apt Pupil was the movie starting Ian McKellen.  While I remembered the premise, I didn’t really remember the details.  Given that Stephen King is my favorite writer and greatest influence upon me as a writer, I thought I would give it a read.  The end result was a bit mixed.   Read More…

10 Questions with Douglas Wynne

Who has been your biggest influence as a writer?   I’m tempted to say Clive Barker because his work really shaped me and inspired me to find my own voice, but there’s just no denying that growing up a constant reader of Stephen King influenced me in ways that I’m probably not even conscious of. Read More…

Red Equinox by Douglas Wynne

For some reason I seem to enjoy modern novels written in the Cthulhian world of HP Lovecraft far more than the original writings of Lovecraft.  In this novel, Becca Phillips comes from a lineage of people dabbling with the gods and monsters of old.  When Becca’s grandmother dies, she leaves her an ancient relic that Read More…