Summary A sober living house, a tennis academy, and a futuristic nation fixated on entertainment cartridges. With a deft eye and scathingly black comedic tone, David Foster Wallace has woven a narrative that spans not only over a thousand pages, but also more than a dozen tortured and ultimately unforgettable souls. This is Infinite Jest. A … Continue reading Infinite Jest – Book Review
Summary What lies at the heart of House of Leaves is a labyrinth, one carefully concealed inside a seemingly benign house. Or is it? After Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Will Navidson, his estranged partner, Karen Green, and their two children move into the house on Ash Tree Lane, they discover that the place is slightly bigger on the … Continue reading House of Leaves – Book Review
Overview Written by British novelist Ruth Ware, In a Dark, Dark Wood is a tale of a weekend hen party gone horribly wrong. A somewhat introverted writer named Leonora -- or Nora, as she prefers to be called -- lives a quiet life. That solitude is disrupted when Nora is invited by her old college buddy Clare Cavendish's perky … Continue reading In a Dark, Dark Wood – Book Review
Summary In his first published novel, Adam Silvera gives us a glimpse into a future where erasing pain and grief is as simple as setting up a visit to the Leteo Institute - or so Aaron Soto hopes. For sixteen-year-old Aaron, nothing seems to work in easing the pain of his father's suicide. Falling out … Continue reading More Happy than Not – Book Review
Summary After a home break-in leaves her shaken, young journalist Laura "Lo" Blacklock decides to bounce back by pursuing the assignment of a lifetime: a week-long excursion aboard the Aurora, a luxury cruise ship owned by billionaire Richard Bulmer. Lo quickly gets swept up in the grandeur of both the ship and its colorful passengers. … Continue reading The Woman in Cabin 10 – Book Review
Watch me...drown in my own light,Watch me...darken my own skiesWatch me...lose touch of what is realWatch me...drown in this feeling- Ellena Soule, "Wolves" Sometimes I darken my own skies. I stumble and fall out of line. The days that are hardest for me are those in which I feel so very profoundly and wonder what's wrong with me. Pages in … Continue reading Facing the Wolves
It's a new year and a big canvas! I wish you many highs and lows, plenty of growth in your blogging, and new adventures just brimming with possibilities. This year, I'm committed to developing my own writing and pursuing publication for two of my works, The Swarm and the Flyer and its sequel, The Wrath and the Base. With A Quiet Place and Bird Box … Continue reading Happy 2019!
I'd love it if we made it. There's no other way to say this: tonight's song will speak volumes to everyone. From the moment I heard it on the radio two days ago, I was floored -- and I don't want to get up yet. The 1975 is a one-man band that I hadn't really … Continue reading Aural Autumn: Love it if We Made It, by The 1975
Don't take off your blindfold. Don't look at them. I've been geeking out ever since it was announced back in October that Bird Box, the 2014 post-apocalyptic novel by Josh Malerman, is making its movie debut on December 21st. For those who haven't read it, Bird Box is an outstanding work of suspense. Last spring, I … Continue reading Bird Box is now a Netflix Movie!
Reflections. Contemplation. Wonder. By nature, people look back on what has transpired. We envision the alternative choices we could have made. We mull over who we are, who we will become. With that, there's often a sense of longing. Wistfulness. People will tell you to focus on the present. To stop daydreaming. They will say … Continue reading Aural Autumn: Reflections, by Jabricon