How Many Have To Die Before We Will Give Up These Dangerous Toys?

("Guns") “Guns” is… an essay, I guess. I guess it was published as an ebook first, or maybe a Kindle single? If it’s called an ebook, it’s only because “e-essay” is not really a word. It’s not long enough to be a book. It could probably be someone’s tragedy-inspired Facebook rant, except the author is … Continue reading How Many Have To Die Before We Will Give Up These Dangerous Toys?

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

We’re Having A Meeting Of The Minds

(On Writing) We’ve reached one of those rare books that I’ve actually never read before. Except oddly, this one feels like something I have read before. I think it's just that familiar voice, the King voice, that I've grown very accustomed to over the years. I’ve seen this book extensively quoted, of course. You can’t … Continue reading We’re Having A Meeting Of The Minds

Death in Horror Movies is When the Monsters Get You

(Danse Macabre) Most of these books are a revisiting for me. I’ve read a huge portion — probably 90+% of King’s library, some of them many, many times. There are only a few that I’m positive that I’ve never picked up before this journey through his works in chronological order. But we’ve arrived at one … Continue reading Death in Horror Movies is When the Monsters Get You