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Monthly Archives: August 2019

Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris

The second installment in the Sookie Stackhouse series was an improvement over the first novel.  I’m not entirely sure where this novel fit in with the television show, but my remembrance is that the two primary plot lines encompassed more than one season on the show.  The two main storylines are the one involving Sookie Read More…

The Passage by Justin Cronin

Although there were some elements that I liked about The Passage, this novel was flawed in so many ways.  For starters, this novel is way overwritten.  It’s 766 pages that could be cut in half.  There are entire pages that could be chopped, and it would make this a better read.  The editor should have Read More…

The Queen of Bedlam by Robert McCammon

I was glad to see Robert McCammon return to Matthew Corbett and his circa 17th century novels.  I’m both a fan of historical fiction and McCammon, who is one of my all time favorite writers, making his mark in the horror genre.  Making it even better, I had a chance to meet McCammon, and he Read More…