Sunday, May 31, 2020


THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS - Hannibal and Clarice become clinician and client, parent and child, despised and cherished, never ceasing a game of cat and mouse. The serial killer sizes up the detective’s fancy bag and inexpensive shoes, her West Virginia accent, and her spunky determination. Both Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins won Academy Awards for their roles in the 1991 film. Only the third in history to win the “big five” in a clean sweep. The Silence of the Lambs was directed by Jonathan Demme, based on the 1988 novel by Thomas Harris. It features an sweeping albeit discordant overture composed by Howard Shore.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Ninth Skeleton by Clark Ashton Smith full text

The Ninth Skeleton

It was beneath the immaculate blue of a morning in April that I set out to keep my appointment with Guenevere. We had agreed to meet on Boulder Ridge, at a spot well known to both of us, a small and circular field surrounded with pines and full of large stones, midway between her parents' home at Newcastle and my cabin on the north-eastern extremity of the Ridge, near Auburn.

Friday, May 22, 2020


Review of The Merchandiser by jason - "A cross between The Twilight Zone and Stephen King, The Merchandiser will creep you out and make you a little sad all at the same time. 5 out of 5 stars. "

Saturday, May 16, 2020


Road Kill by Jeff Seeman - A startling burst of static on a CB radio. A quiet diner on a dark lonely highway. A walk-in refrigerator, filled with severed body parts on hooks.  A recording of “I Fall to Pieces” by Patsy Cline plays on, in the background. A police radio crackles and the officer speaks: “I found another dead driver, along Dead Man’s Curve. Looks like the ghost took a new one.” ‘Road Kill’, along with many others in Tales for the Camp Fire, is a second time reprint, first appearing in the 2015 anthology 18 Wheels of Horror.

Tales for the Camp Fire, published by Tomes & Coffee Press, has now reached the first anniversary of its e-book launch. On release day, it rose to #3 in Amazon's Best Sellers in Horror Anthologies. The print paperback was unveiled at the Bay Area Book Festival and immediately sold out 100 print books.

Check out Jeff Seeman’s newest anthology, What Monsters do for Love:

Sunday, May 10, 2020

A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin (1993)

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin (1993)
In the Seven Kingdoms, Ned Stark executes a deserter who fled from the Wall. Meanwhile, the bastard Jon Snow joins the Night's Watch. And Daenerys Targaryen becomes betrothed to a Dothraki warlord.
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) by George R.R. Martin

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