Childhood Wonder and Terror – A Review of “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman

As a child, the world can be filled with wonders and terrors in equal measure. When an adult recalls their childhood there’s a haze over the recollections, a thick mist where only specific memories can be discerned but not with perfect clarity. The memory of a man as a boy serves as a starting point … Continue reading Childhood Wonder and Terror – A Review of “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman

Dirty Harry Strikes Back – A Review of Jim Butcher’s “White Night”

Book Cover for White Night By the time the audience meets Harry Dresden in White Night, the 9th book in Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series, our hero has been exposed to nightmares galore. Combine the events of the previous books with the seductive whisperings of a Fallen Angel and the recipe for breaking the hero … Continue reading Dirty Harry Strikes Back – A Review of Jim Butcher’s “White Night”

The Wolves Among Us – Review of Jim Butcher’s “Fool Moon”

Book Cover for "Fool Moon" Anytime an author in any type of fantasy genre invokes the Moon in their title, something furry is making an appearance. Werewolves, much like vampires, are old-school monsters that have never really fallen out of fashion. The popularity of such creatures waxes and wanes but they never truly fade away. … Continue reading The Wolves Among Us – Review of Jim Butcher’s “Fool Moon”

The First File – Review of Jim Butcher’s “Storm Front”

Cover Art for "Storm Front" Consider for a moment that magic is real, as real as science, in fact. Now consider the type of person who could or would wield such a power. Such a character would need to be nearly saint-like to avoid abusing such immense abilities. In Jim Butcher’s "Storm Front", we are … Continue reading The First File – Review of Jim Butcher’s “Storm Front”