by Lee Cross Book Review of Piercing by Ryu Murakami So… you know how it usually takes you a few chapters to get into a book? – Well, don’t ask me how Ryu Murakami did it, but after a few chapters ‘Piercing’ managed to get into me. UInder my skin… Into my head… honestly, he … Continue reading Book Review: Piercing by Ryu Murakami
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by Lee Cross Vampires. First and foremost, credit where credit is due, they are the single most dominant creature from the supernatural that exists in literature today. A bold and sweeping statement, owing much to the influence cinema and television no doubt, but it’s honestly one I stand by. My evidence? It’s in the bookshops, … Continue reading Leopold Broom Investigates: Vampires in the Words
by Lee Cross So the question was posed to me, ‘can you truly experience a book if you are reading it in translation’? It’s an old question certainly, one I’ve considered at length and cutting straight from the beginning to the end – I don’t know. It’s as simple as that; I speak, read and … Continue reading Leopold Broom Investigates: Lost In Translation?
by Colleen White New England in the fall is a magical place; nights grow crisp, tables are filled with tasty fall treats, and the hills are blanketed with vibrant shades of orange, scarlet, and gold. No one captures the sights and feelings of autumn than Washington Irving, the granddaddy of American literature, and for that … Continue reading October Review: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
by Lee Cross What makes a scary line…well, a scary line? For me, it’s the feeling that I’ve been deceived. Knowing that a story has gotten away from me while it was right under my nose. That pause and the catch in my throat I get when I realise the currents below have silently grabbed … Continue reading Top 5 Scariest Lines In Literature
Halloween in Translation: Book Three by Lee Cross Book Review: Barcelona Shadows by Marc Pastor Ok…so wow! What a book! I really enjoyed this one, so much so that I can’t wait to pass it onto my friends. Barcelona Shadows is a dark and gothic detective novel, based on series of real murders that took place … Continue reading October Review: Barcelona Shadows
by Lee Cross It’s a question that’s plagued readers throughout the ages - just how many books is it appropriate to bring to a wedding? I’m not going to mess around here and say, ‘well it depends on how well you know the couple’ (now that I’ve brought it up though, would it be better … Continue reading How Many Books Should You Bring To A Wedding?
by William Kenney “We are in Transylvania, and Transylvania is not England. Our ways are not your ways, and there shall be to you many strange things. Nay, from what you have told me of your experiences already, you know something of what strange things there may be.” If you haven’t read this one, do … Continue reading Why You Should Start Your Halloween Season With Dracula
by Davy Kenney We begin with a high-falootin’ assertion that you need not go to crypts and castles of Europe or Asia to find true horror because it exists right here in New England. Alright, a bit over the top, but you’ve got our attention. Then we hear about a cross-country biker who is caught … Continue reading Why You Should Read H. P. Lovecraft