Mexican Gothic

Noemi Taboada receives a letter from her cousin, Catalina, asking for help.  Acting swiftly, Noemi travels to High Place, an old house situated in the Mexican countryside where her cousin lives with her new husband, Virgil Doyle, and his family.  It isn’t long after Noemi’s arrival that things begin to feel… off.  Her cousin doesn’t…

A Head Full of Ghosts

Fourteen year old Marjorie Barrett has been acting strange and her family is worried.  After countless doctor’s appointments leave them without answers, Marjorie’s father turns to religion and the belief that Marjorie’s been possessed by a demon.  The novel’s narrator and Marjorie’s younger sister, Meredith, isn’t convinced but an exorcism by the church is suggested…

V2: A Novel of World War Two

Set just prior to the end of the Second World War, Robert Harris’ V2 depicts Germany’s last-ditch effort to turn the tide in its favor with the development and deployment of their V2 ballistic missile.  The story follows two main characters – Kay Connolly, an ambitious British solider, and Willi Graf, a fictional colleague of…

The Kingdom

The Kingdom follows two brothers, Carl and Roy Opgard, as they attempt to bring prosperity to their sleepy Norwegian town.  But at what cost?  Carl and his new wife Shannon, have a great idea – construct a picturesque hotel on the beautiful mountainside overlooking the village – but their financing plan and the two brothers’…

Solutions and Other Problems

Solutions and Other Problems, Allie Brosh’s follow-up to her critically acclaimed first book, Hyperbole and a Half, had a lot to live up to.  Like many people, I’ve been waiting for this book for years.  The book had been plagued with delays leaving her readers believing that the book may never actually see the light…

My Best Friend’s Exorcism

Best friends Abby and Gretchen have been inseparable since the fifth grade.  Now in high school, their friendship is stronger than ever.  Or is it?  Following an evening where Abby, Gretchen and their two friends partake in a little drug experimentation, Gretchen wanders off into the woods.  When Gretchen returns a few hours later, Abby…

Firestarter

Two college students take part in an experimental government drug trial that leaves them with unexpected mental powers.  A few years later, after marrying, they have a child who inherits their abilities as well as new and destructive.. talents.  Charlie McGee, the offspring of the aforementioned government test subjects, is a human Zippo lighter.  She…