By Nicholas Barham I was recently gifted Upgrade, the latest novel by Blake Crouch. For those that are less familiar, Blake Crouch is a popular novelist best known for his Wayward Pines trilogy, and his two stand-alone novels Dark Matter and Recursion, which were all page-turners. Upgrade is no exception.
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Novel Review: Blood Oath, by Christopher Farnsworth
By Nicholas Barham Libraries are a treasure trove for hidden gems, which is what I consider Blood Oath by Christopher Farnsworth. It is a story that mixes vampiric horror with political thriller, and a slice of blockbuster action thrown in for good measure. So, without further ado here is my review, hopefully once you haveContinue reading “Novel Review: Blood Oath, by Christopher Farnsworth”
Classics Review, Halloween Special: Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
By Nicholas Barham To a new world of gods and monsters! Doctor Pretorius, The Bride of Frakenstein (1935) Hi, Nick here. Today is Halloween, the time of ghouls, ghosts, vampires, and other nightmarish creatures. The perfect time to revive a classic of gothic horror, and so I will be reviewing Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus,Continue reading “Classics Review, Halloween Special: Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley”
Four Common Villain Types
By Nicholas Barham Thus I clothe my naked villainy with old odd ends, stolen forth of holy writ, and seem a saint when most I play the devil. William Shakespeare, Richard III Everyone loves a good villain, without them most stories would not work. There needs to be someone or something for the hero toContinue reading “Four Common Villain Types”
Classics Review: The Island of Doctor Moreau, by H. G. Wells
Written by Nicholas Barham Hi, Nick here. I thought it’d be a cool idea to have a special limited-feature blog where I review a classic fiction novel. There is a vast ocean of classic literature out there that is not only entertaining, but can also teach us something about the early days of particular genresContinue reading “Classics Review: The Island of Doctor Moreau, by H. G. Wells”
Revisiting a Masterpiece, Batman: The Long Halloween
Written by Nicholas BarhamCaution: SPOILERS AHEAD With the upcoming release of the direct-to-video animation Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One, and Part Two, I thought it would be good to revisit the graphic novel.