Review: Essex County

Essex County by Jeff Lemire My rating: 5 of 5 stars Oh my. For reasons undefined, Essex County is one of the last titles on my Lemire read-through, despite the fact that it is one of his most famous. Now, having finished it, I can see why it is one of his top credits, even … Continue reading Review: Essex County

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Review: The Risen

The Risen: A Novel of Spartacus by David Anthony Durham My rating: 5 of 5 stars "Tell me, who is this man who was once an infant born where the plains meet the Rhodopes Mountains? The boy whose father took him on horseback to show to the gods and who heard the child's name whispered … Continue reading Review: The Risen

A Multitude of Voices: Paul Tremblay’s “A Head Full of Ghosts”

"You have to remember all my stories because there are--there are all these ghosts filling my head and I'm just trying to get them out." Paul Tremblay's "A Head Full of Ghosts" is a novel formed from the meeting of supernatural horror and family drama. Blending past and present, memory and truth, the story finds … Continue reading A Multitude of Voices: Paul Tremblay’s “A Head Full of Ghosts”