Survivor Song

Within just a few days, the state of Massachusetts is gripped by the spread of an extremely aggressive form of the rabies virus.  Those who become infected quickly turn violent as they seek out to attack and bite the healthy.  Seeing as the virus is spread through saliva – this is a very bad development.…

MARVELS

Told from the perspective of Phil Sheldon, a freelance photographer, Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross’ MARVELS captures the arrival of a group of superheroes and supervillains that ultimately wreak havoc on the lives of ordinary people.  The story moves through several decades ultimately ending in the 1960s corresponding with an explosion of tights-wearing super-beings and…

Pulp

Spending his golden years pumping out serialized comics, former outlaw Max Winter has been struggling to keep his head above water.  When his employer changes the game with its production, the pittance he once received for his work sounds great compared to his new rate.  After a heroic act fending off a gang of thugs…

Clown in a Cornfield

Quinn Maybrook and her father just moved from Philadelphia to Kettle Springs, Missouri.  While Kettle Springs has your typical small town feel, there is something sinister brewing beneath the surface.  Frustrated with the actions of the town’s youth, the town’s elders are locked in a philosophical battle as to what Kettle Springs should represent in…

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…

The Last Seance

The Last Séance is a collection of spooky and mysterious short stories from Agatha Christie. I feel bad criticizing Agatha Christie because honestly, who am I to do so?  She’s the undisputed Queen of the mystery genre and her work is legendary to say the least!  However, some of these stories just didn’t measure up…

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…