Recent Reads: Hide Me Among the Graves by Tim Powers

Hide Me Among the Graves by Tim Powers (Corvus, 2012, 511 pgs) When Christina Rossetti was a young woman, she inherited her father’s coveted – and cursed – pocket statuette. It bore within it the vampiric spirit of her long-dead uncle, author John Polidori, who, when summoned, begins to threaten the lives of those closest to… Continue reading Recent Reads: Hide Me Among the Graves by Tim Powers

Recent Reads: The Death of King Arthur by Peter Ackroyd

The Death of King Arthur by Peter Ackroyd (Penguin Books, 2010, 316 pgs) Thomas Mallory’s reworking of the ancient Arthurian legends, Le Morte d’Arthur (published 1485) is here given a ‘modern’ 2010 reworking by Peter Ackroyd (author of Hawksmoor, 1985; and Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem, 1994). Much like his earlier retelling of The Canterbury Tales (yet to be reviewed here), Ackroyd presents… Continue reading Recent Reads: The Death of King Arthur by Peter Ackroyd

Best Reads of 2017

During 2017, I read thirty-four books (not including graphic novels, comics, etc.) and this is a quick little post of the most memorable, with special mentions at the bottom for those which I absolutely loved, regardless. Nonfiction: Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi (Arrow, Kindle ed., 1975, 2015, USA –… Continue reading Best Reads of 2017

Recent Reads: Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs

Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs (Penguin UK, 2016, 192 pgs) A collection of short stories from the annals of Peculiar history, told by Millard Nullings, accomplished philologist and scholar, and ward of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. In these tales are lessons to be learned, sights to see, and secrets to keep.… Continue reading Recent Reads: Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs

Recent Reads: The Beast is an Animal by Peternelle Van Arsdale

The Beast is an Animal by Peternelle Van Arsdale (Simon & Schuster, 2017, 352 pgs) It was Alys alone who bore witness to the Soul Eaters when they entered her village one night and took the lives of all the adults present. Removed with the surviving children to a neighbouring isolated Puritanical town, where witchcraft is… Continue reading Recent Reads: The Beast is an Animal by Peternelle Van Arsdale