Book Review: Vampires In The Lemon Grove by Karen Russell


Author: Karen Russell Title: Vampires in the Lemon Grove Narrator: Arthur Morey, Mark Bramhall, Jesse Bernstein, Michael Bybee, Kaleo Griffith, Joy Osmanski Publication Info: Books on Tape, 2013 Summary/Review: This collection of short stories is hard to describe. Not really science fiction, not really fanatasy, not really horror, maybe magical realism, definitely weird stories. Sometimes…

Book Review:The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman


Author: Neil Gaiman  Title: The Ocean at the End of the Lane Narrator: Neil Gaiman Publication Info: [New York] : Harper Audio, 2013. Previously read by the same author: American Gods Good Omens The Graveyard Book The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes The Sandman: The Doll’s House The Sandman: Dream Country The Sandman: Season of Mists The Ocean at the…

Book Review: Closed at Dark by Rob Blackwell


Author:Rob Blackwell Title: Closed at Dark Publication Info: Amazon Digital Services, Inc., 2014 Previously read by same author: A Soul to Steal Band of Demons Give the Devil His Due Summary/Review: This novella by my college friend Rob Blackwell introduces a new series about Soren Chase, a paranormal investigator.  This story combines parental fears of “stranger danger,”…

Book Review: Give the Devil His Due by Rob Blackwell


Author:Rob Blackwell Title: Give the Devil His Due  Publication Info: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2013) ISBN: 149289656X Summary/Review: The third installment of The Sanheim Chronicles completes the story begun in A Soul To Steal and Band of Demons.  As noted, the author is a friend of mine, so I may not be impartial, but on the other hand…

Book Review: The Sandman : Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman


Author: Neil Gaiman Title: The Sandman : Preludes & Nocturnes  Publication Info: Vertigo (2010), Edition: Reprint ISBN: 1401225756 Summary/Review: This is the first collection of the legendary comic book series about Dream, the personification of dreams.  In this story he his captured and held prisoner for 70 years, avenges himself on his captors, and sets forth to rebuild his…

Book Review: A Soul To Steal by Rob Blackwell


Author: Rob Blackwell Title: A Soul To Steal  Publication Info: CreateSpace (2011) ISBN: 1466381213 Summary/Review: A couple of disclosures before I begin this review.  First, I know the author as we went to college together and more importantly were both DJ’s at the college radio station, WCWM.  Second, I’ve always been drawn to “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”…