Tag: book

Book Review: Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell (2016)


I first became interested in the Hellraiser horror franchise when I was in middle or high school, although I lost interest for a long time. Over the last few months my interest has been rekindled–I watched the original Hellraiser for the first time and read the novel that inspired it, The Hellbound Heart. At some

Book Review: Independence Day: Crucible (2016)


Last week I saw the big-budget science fiction epic Independence Day: Resurgence, a film that left much to be desired. Here’s my review. The podcast Myopia: Defend Your Childhood will be doing a special podcast to discuss the film, much like we did for Jurassic World last summer. I’ll also do a “how I would have

Blast from the Past Book Review: THE WOLFEN (1978)


Back when I was living in McDonough and working for The Griffin Daily News, I checked out from the library an ancient copy of Whitley Strieber’s 1978 debut horror novel The Wolfen, which in 1981 was adapted into a questionable horror film featuring Edward James Olmos. This was either before The World According To Quinn

Flashing Steel, Flashing Fire: A Short Story Collection by Matthew Quinn


Review by Nicolas Hoffmann As many of you know and at least one astute reader mentioned before, Matthew Quinn is a frequent contributor to The Dudeletter and, thus, when I reviewed works of his before, I was not duly critical. I talked to Matt about this and told him that if I were to review

Thoughts on E-Publishing, Both Traditional and Independent


In September 2012, I took a leap of faith and began self-publishing some of my short stories online on Amazon for the Kindle. I’d written a whole bunch over the years and though I’ve sold a few, I was running out of paying markets even as many rejections and rewrites sharpened their quality. The first

Book Review: Blood Sucking Fiends


As I wrote about in the review of Dark Shadows, there is a general whorification of the conceptual vampire in the modern press. As with the tradition German Horror Movie movement in the early 20th century, the vampire has become a highly sexualized image. While the traditional vampire did so representing the occult, taboo and

Book Review: Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas


Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas was first published by Scribner in 2006, his fourth. The book consists of three sections: Things That Are True is a collection of previously published interviews with new introductions and footnotes; Things That Might Be True collects previously published opinion articles that include new