They Are Watching You

(Nightmares in the Sky) Happy New Year! This will be short because there’s not a lot here. I’m also out of order — the book I’m talking about today was published in 1988. However, I just discovered it for the first time, so I figure that maybe you, whoever you are, will want to discover … Continue reading They Are Watching You

Sometimes You Get What You Want, But Mostly, You Get What You Get

(Sleeping Beauties) Sleeping Beauties is another collaboration, this time with Stephen King and Owen King. I’ve never read any other Owen King before, so I don’t know if this is representative of his work or not. Here’s the thing about Sleeping Beauties. I read through it the first time, thought it was ok, then went … Continue reading Sometimes You Get What You Want, But Mostly, You Get What You Get

The World Is Insane. You Only Have To Watch The News To Know It

(Gwendy's Button Box) Gwendy Peterson is an interesting character in King’s pantheon. The Gwendy trilogy is a collaboration between King and author Richard Chizmar, with both men contributing to the first and third installments and Chizmar writing the second installment solo. So that’s odd to start with. I have the second Gwendy on my list … Continue reading The World Is Insane. You Only Have To Watch The News To Know It

You Could Have Cut The Lack of Surprise and Spread it On Bread

(In the Tall Grass) This story is neither a book, nor a collection of shorter fiction, nor the first short e-story of King’s to appear online. It’s just a Kindle Single, with one important distinction — it’s an example of something that we’ll see again, a collaboration between King and one of his sons. I’m … Continue reading You Could Have Cut The Lack of Surprise and Spread it On Bread

Unless Dead or Insane, I Will Be Writing About Tomorrow’s Game

(Faithful) I love horror. Even stories that I don’t necessarily love tend to interest me on a concept level. You know what I don’t love? Sports. Do you know what sport I particularly don’t love? Baseball (well, and also football, but that’s not relevant here.) If Stephen King and a friend had teamed up to … Continue reading Unless Dead or Insane, I Will Be Writing About Tomorrow’s Game

Boys Are Bad. All Boys Are Bad. It’s Axiomatic.

(The Talisman) Whew. This one took me awhile. I’m not sure why. I’m often a little wary of collaborations — I find that just because I like one author in the collaboration doesn’t mean that I’ll like the other, or the mixture of the two. I avoided The Talisman and Black House for years because … Continue reading Boys Are Bad. All Boys Are Bad. It’s Axiomatic.