The 2022 Top Ten

Is it weird to say that I’ve only read 71 books so far this year? The last two years, I had read over 100 books each year, so I’m definitely down considerably. But 71 books is still more than a lot. Of those 71, here are my Top 10 reads. Fiction We Spread – Iain…

The Bullet That Missed

The Thursday Murder Club reconvenes to solve a ten year old cold case involving the disappearance and suspected murder of TV journalist Bethany Waites. Along the way, someone attempts to coerce Elizabeth into knocking off a person from her past. If Elizabeth doesn’t follow orders, her taskmaster will kill Joyce in cold blood! Much like…

We Spread

WE SPREAD follows Penny, an older woman who following a bad fall in her home, is urged into an assisted living facility by her landlord; a plan previously devised by Penny’s deceased partner. Upon arrival, Penny is shocked to find that in such a big property, the residents are limited to herself and just three…

Uzumaki

Collected in a single volume, author Junji Ito’s horror manga UZUMAKI tells of a small town that has been cursed by a pattern; the pattern of the spiral! UZUMAKI has the glorious distinction of being the first manga I’ve read to date. I’m not exactly sure where to go from here as this was pure…

The Violence

On the heels of the Covid-19 pandemic comes another viral disease, one that causes the infected to seemingly go into a trance before attacking and murdering the closest human or animal. Dubbed The Violence, this new disease is only seemingly infecting those in warmer climates. While it isn’t long until a vaccine is discovered, it…

Christine

It’s 1978 and high-schooler Art Cunningham, desperate for some control over his own life, decides to buy a beat-up old 1958 Plymouth Fury from noted scumbag, Ronald D. LeBay.  Art’s best friend Dennis views the car as a lost cause and when he senses Art losing himself in the vehicle’s restoration, their lives take an…

Fan Fiction: A Mem-Noir

Brent Spiner is in the middle of his time as Data, the resident android aboard the starship Enterprise in Star Trek: The Next Generation, when he receives a mysterious package in his trailer. As if the contents of said package aren’t upsetting enough, it’s accompanied by a letter from a fan pretending to be Spiner’s…

The Furies

John Connolly is back with his twentieth Charlie Parker installment, The Furies. Containing two novels, The Furies is made up of the title story and The Sisters Strange, the serialized story he wrote and released through his website during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. But fear not, even if you had read The…