The Houses of Iszm by Jack Vance

Such a WEIRD book. I always marvel at how oldish science fiction throws you headfirst into a new world and leaves you there to sink or swim. I am not well versed with the classics of this genre, but I do feel like this happens more often with science fiction than any other genre. [Fantasy,Continue reading “The Houses of Iszm by Jack Vance”

A Good Marriage (from Full Dark, No Stars) by Stephen King – Wrapping up King’s March

A Good Marriage is the final story in this amazing short story collection, Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King. It’s a 100 page novella and makes a greatly disturbing read. If I think about it, this story has less gore as compared to Big Driver, hardly any violent graphic detail unlike 1922 and itContinue reading “A Good Marriage (from Full Dark, No Stars) by Stephen King – Wrapping up King’s March”

Big Driver & Fair Extension (from Full Dark, No Stars) by Stephen King + a few links

First of all, I think Full Dark, No Stars is right up there with the bests of Stephen King. Not for the first time, he’s proved that ghosts don’t have to be translucent white spirits that lurk in and around abandoned houses. These are stories about the terrible frightening ghosts in our minds.  I readContinue reading “Big Driver & Fair Extension (from Full Dark, No Stars) by Stephen King + a few links”

1922 (from Full Dark No Stars) by Stephen King

(I love this book already, and my new Stephen King bookmark, which I’m going to take with me everywhere I go. This review is for King’s March.) The back cover of the book asks us a question, hinting towards the nature of the whole collection of stories: What tips someone over the edge to commitContinue reading “1922 (from Full Dark No Stars) by Stephen King”

The Royal Game by Stefan Zweig – German Literature Month 2012

This is my slightly late post about The Royal Game / Schachnovelle by Stefan Zweig that I read for the first week of the German Literature Month 2012. About the book (from here): Chess Story, also known as The Royal Game, is the Austrian master Stefan Zweig’s final achievement, completed in Brazilian exile and sent off toContinue reading “The Royal Game by Stefan Zweig – German Literature Month 2012”

Arcadian Genesis by Greig Beck

I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher. Summary: An aeon ago it crashed into the frozen earth. Millennia later it was removed from the icy soil, still functioning. They opened it… they shouldn’t have. Alex Hunter – in the mission that turned him from a normal man into theContinue reading “Arcadian Genesis by Greig Beck”