BOOKS FOR SEPTEMBER

  THE HISTORIES by Herodotus Ever since seeing The English Patient, I’ve meant to read The Histories (“Am I K in your book?). Tom Holland has worked with Penguin Classics to publish a new translation. Having studied Latin in high school and some classics in college, the ancient history of the Mediterranean was not entirely strange to me.…

REVIEW: TROUBLED DAUGHTERS, TWISTED WIVES

Seeing as I wrote two papers during my time as a Masters student about domestic suspense in film, I couldn’t wait to read these stories.  And I was not disappointed.  Editor Sarah Weinman has done a fine job of sifting through so many tales and giving us a curated taste of various styles.  Some stories…

REVIEW: THE DIVINER’S TALE by Bradford Morrow

To be blunt, I couldn’t put this book down. I was up until the wee hours last night, determined to finish it, lest my dreams be infiltrated by the specters of this book. Author Morrow remains on the better side of a fine line between psychological fear and shock tactics.  He relies on unexpected appearances…

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