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Ghost Stories

Everybody loves a well-told tale. Emphasis on well-told.

As we travel through the second half of October, and grotesque stories assail us on television, in theaters, and in bookstores, I will be the curmudgeon who says, “Most of what is thrown at us is… 530 more words


Movie of the Week: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Title: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Director: Jim Sharman

Release year: 1975

Notable cast: Tim Curry, Richard O’Brien, Susan Sarandon, Patricia Quinn, Little Nell, & Barry Bostwick… 109 more words


What I'm Reading: Persuasion by Jane Austen

Hello again! Normally I do book reviews on the third Saturday of the month, but since it’s a five-Saturday month, things got shifted around a little bit. 441 more words


The Thing From the Lake, by Eleanor Ingram (1921)

I am continually astonished at the number of truly wonderful books that have been neglected and then forgotten as the years go by.  Sometimes the books are simply ahead of their time, sometimes the authors die, leaving no one to advocate for them, and sometimes simple bad luck makes them disappear from the shelves.   1,990 more words


thesanguinewoods reblogged this on The Sanguine Woods: Where the Heart Can Bleed More Freely... and commented:

the-thing-from-the-lake-icon Great Ghost Story! A must-read! Although it was written over 100 years ago, Eleanor Ingram's short novel, The Thing from the Lake, has been quietly waiting to re-enter the world... Here is a link to the novel...free to read online: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/23738/23738-h/23738-h.htm Here is the original announcement, some cover images, and a link to a review of the book at SkullsintheStars... publishersweekly_ingram 20161022_034159 [gallery ids="24647,24648,24646" type="rectangular"]  

Suddenly (1954, Lewis Allen)

I’m sure there’s got to be some examples of well-written “Red Scare” screenplays, but Suddenly isn’t one of them. Writer Richard Sale’s got a lot of opinion about the dirty Commies, he just never gets the opportunity to have any one character fully blather it out. 434 more words


#TrumpBookReport: Great Literature Reimagined as a Tweet from the Donald (The Guardian)

I’m mid-prep on some epic posts for the next few weeks (stay tuned!), but this may trump them all.

Have you ever wondered what Trump’s take on… 30 more words