Book vs. Movie: The Shining

A comparison of Stephen King’s novel The Shining and Stanley Kubrick’s film adaptation. How are they similar? How are they different? … More Book vs. Movie: The Shining

A Twist Too Far: Into the Black Nowhere, by Meg Gardiner

This is the second book I’ve read by Meg Gardiner and it’s the second book with a serious case of too-muchness. To be fair, Into the Black Nowhere is toned down compared to its predecessor, Unsub, which introduced us to the character of Caitlin Hendrix as she faced down a serial killer who enjoys antagonizing her family … More A Twist Too Far: Into the Black Nowhere, by Meg Gardiner

I Know What You Did Last Summer Camp: The Last Time I Lied, by Riley Sager

I have a pet peeve about books that deliberately withhold information from the reader and then tease you with the fact of that withholding. “If she only knew what really happened that night, she’d never forgive me. [End chapter]” “I’ll always hate myself for that thing I did that I don’t want to talk about … More I Know What You Did Last Summer Camp: The Last Time I Lied, by Riley Sager

Jo Nesbø Reinvents Macbeth as a Gritty Procedural

The idea of reinventing Macbeth as a gritty, noir-ish procedural sounded quite interesting to me, but I confess I had a very hard time getting into this story. The opening chapters are densely populated with information about the setting, its history, the crime that takes place within it, and (curiously) the passage of a single … More Jo Nesbø Reinvents Macbeth as a Gritty Procedural