The Gunslinger: (The Dark Tower #1)(Revised Edition)

Thumbs up for The Gunslinger by Stephen King. Horror.

Stephen King is a better wordsmith than almost anyone else. That’s all I feel the need to say. But that said, do yourself a favor and don’t get the illustrated edition of The Gunslinger. Not only do some of the illustrations contradict what’s said in the story, but some are in completely inappropriate places, to the extent that they spoil what’s going to happen.… >> Read more

I Am Legend and Hell House

Thumbs up for I Am Legend (and other stories) by Richard Matheson. Horror.

Simple plot: Robert Neville is the last man standing after the rest of the human race has turned into vampire-zombies. Matheson’s writing is so clean, so quick, with such sharp jabs of brilliance, you feel as if you’re spinning across the surface of a faceted diamond as the pages turn.… >> Read more

18 Best Stories by Edgar Allan Poe


Thumbs up for 18 Best Stories by Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe, edited by Vincent Price and Chandler Brossard. Horror.

I remembered liking Poe when I’d read him before, and Halloween seemed an excellent time to finish up a collection of his stories. He was even better than I remembered, and I enjoyed the selection in this edition enough that it’s earned a place on my bookshelf.… >> Read more