Insomnia (1994) – Stephen King

Every time I had read the blurb, or cover jacket for King’s Insomnia there was nothing about it that really caught my interest, nothing leaped out at me, and I was afraid that perhaps this one wouldn’t be enjoyable to me at all when I finally dug into it. I was delighted to be wrong….

Summer of Night (1991) – Dan Simmons

This week, I dig into another Dan Simmons horror novel, and decided on Summer of Night. While not necessarily derivative of Stephen King’s It, there are striking similarities, although both prove to be very entertaining. Set in 1960, Simmons novel doesn’t quite mine the nostalgia factor as King did (It made me long for a…

It (2017) – Andy Muschietti

The crowd-pleasing big screen remake of Stephen King’s 1986 novel, It, brings the scares home today thanks to Warner Brothers. Debuting on blu-ray and DVD the entertaining, updated adaptation will make you float too as you visit the town of Derry, Maine. A town of secrets, and terrors in this wonderful coming of age tale….

A Wind in the Door (1973) – Madeline L’Engle

This week, I dove into the second adventure of the Murry children first begun in the childhood classic (which I had never read) A Wrinkle in Time. I was curious to see where both characters and story would go as the adventure continues, so I devoured the book eagerly. This story feels both larger and…

A Wrinkle in Time (1963) – Madeleine L’Engle

Somehow this was a book that slipped though the cracks of my childhood, and it never found its way home from the school library with me. I figured I am long overdue to review this one, and considering it’s considered a classic of both the science fiction and fantasy genres it was time to dig…

Stephen King’s Triple Feature

Stephen King has legions of fans, and consequently, every now and again, a studio crafts another run at one of his novels, and while It! is on its way to screens in due course, Paramount Pictures and CBS DVD are releasing a collection of three of King’s mini-series in a very affordable collection. Over the…

Stephen King’s It

I’ve been revisiting Stephen King books, and then when I’m done a title, I like to take a look at the accompanying film, or mini-series. I recently finished King’s epic book It. I haven’t read that since I was a teen, probably 13 or 14. I used to make sure that my Mom got King’s…

Revisiting Stephen King

I’ve been wanting to read something spooky¬†for a while, and it’s tough to come across books and authors who actually can creep me out with a tale of the supernatural. So I decided to go back to my youth. Like most folks, I read a lot of Stephen King in my teen and high school…

Stephen King`s 11/22/63

I just finished Stephen King’s 11/22/63 last night. All I can say is wow. This is my new favorite book of his, my previous one was It. This isn’t a horror novel, but is a great “what if?” sci-fi thriller/drama with a healthy love story. The epic tale (just shy of 850 pages) follows school…

Visit Scenic Haven…

Stephen King. Like so many others, his books¬†were a rite of passage in my teen years. I still remember the first one I read… Salem’s Lot (loved the way he interpreted vampires). It was the third longest book I had read at that time (following Lord of the Rings, and Shogun) and I flew through…