REVIEW: MAKING THE MONSTER

Two hundred years ago, a young woman — barely more than a teenager — wrote a daring novel that questioned the limits of science and discovery, and challenged notions of agency, self, family and moral obligation. Her character created a monster, but she fabricated something much more complicated.

Ten Books to Look Forward to in 2018

It’s what we obsessive readers do — make ever-longer lists of books we want to read. Looking ahead at the publishing calendar next year, here are some titles that have piqued my interest.

Top Ten Tuesday: TV Edition

  Books I wish they would make into TV shows: The Count of Monte Cristo The movie with Jim Caviezel and Guy Pearce is pretty good. It’s great fun and most of the major plot points are there. What I really want is a 6 or 8-hour special (think Pride & Prejudice with Colin Firth and…

All Hallow’s Eve — Harrowing Writing Challenge

I invited some writers I know (and some I didn’t) to take part in a silly writing game. Each participant was asked to write 80-100 words to continue a Halloween-themed story. The only catch was that each writer was only given the entry immediately preceding theirs. No context, no idea what had happened before.  The…

31 Days of Halloween – October 4, 2013

“The cold stars shone in mockery, and the bare trees waved their branches above me; now and then the sweet voice of a bird burst forth amidst the universal stillness. All, save I, were at rest or in enjoyment; I, like the arch-fiend, bore a hell within me, and finding myself unsympathized with, wished to…

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