Hopefully if you're reading my blog, it means you like books. Which is great. I like books, too. But what I don't like is having to pick out my next book to read when unaided by, say, a University book list or the New York Times bestseller list because I'm really rather bad at it … Continue reading Please, I’m Begging You: An Unabashed Request for Book Recommendations
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter and now... this. Rotten Tomatoes (which has The Raven at 22%) describes the film thusly: The macabre and lurid tales of Edgar Allan Poe are vividly brought to life - and death - in this stylish, gothic thriller starring John Cusack as the infamous author. When … Continue reading Yes, John Cusack’s The Raven is a Real Movie
Professor Moriarty is just excruciatingly dull. Please don't read it. I kept going with the hope that something about it would pick up, but it just goes around and around in circles. I found it so hard to focus that I kept waking up every five pages with no clear idea of what was happening, … Continue reading Moriarty Sucks. Don’t Read It.
First, I'd like to point out that this is Kim Newman. So just absorb that for a moment. Second, I'm a little further along in the book than I was in my last post, and Moriarty is still failing to establish itself as a real stand-alone novel. Instead, it seems to be a collection of … Continue reading Sherlock Fever, Part 2: In Which I Question the Point of This Novel
I picked up Kim Newman's Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D'Urbervilles with a certain amount of trepidation, as I tend to avoid anything that comes off as professional fan fiction. Likely because other than The Wide Saragasso Sea, the majority of authors who "take up the thread" long after a book has been published … Continue reading Moriarty Seeks to Cash in on Sherlock Fever