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Album Review - The Mission (UK) - Another Fall from Grace (2016)

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Another Fall from Grace contains the melodic rhythm and the woeful serenades of alternative and country rock, encompassing the dark complexity that emerged in the mid ‘80s and early ‘90s, when goth rock started to branch away from its punk origins, creating the ‘second generation’ of goth; creating dark rock, dark Americana/Southern Gothic, which of course The Mission was birthed from that generation. 673 more words


Book Review: Briar Lake

When you read as many books as I do, you begin to see the same stories again and again.  A couple of years ago, I figured out this was a function of the limited number of authors I was exposing myself – when it comes to science fiction/fantasy, I was reading the works of the same dozen authors.  330 more words


Plain Killing: Scenes of Slaughter in the Work of Goya and McCarthy

In one of the earliest reviews of Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian, Tom Nolan called the novel “a theological purgative, an allegory on the nature of evil as timeless as Goya’s hallucinations on war, monomaniacal in its conceptions and executions” (2). 2,262 more words


Review of CoC in Best New Fiction

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Check out this review of Children of the Country by Vickie Fang!

"Nocturnal Animals"

You can’t beat two movies for the price of one. Especially when they’re within one, are gorgeous and dark, and have the brilliant Jake Gyllenhaal. “Nocturnal Animals” is that movie. 442 more words


Thoughts on True Detective Season One

I heard about True Detective from all the usual places on the internet.  It was one of those perennial “it” shows from a couple years back because of its apparently deep exploration of the psychology of its main characters and the overlay of Lovecraftian horror on top of a typical police procedural.   612 more words


Flannery O'Connor: A Good Man Is Hard To Find

Flannery O’Connor lived only thirty-nine short years before dying from lupus in 1964, but in those thirty-nine years she left a legacy through her writing. Although she completed two novels, it was her short story collection that left an indelible mark on the literary world. 700 more words