Master List of Reviews

Spring

Books

Megan Abbott: Give Me Your Hand

Lauren Acampora: The Paper Wasp ; The Wonder Garden

Douglas Adams: The Salmon of Doubt

Richard Adams: Tales From Watership DownWatership Down

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah: Friday Black

Joan Aiken: The Monkey’s Wedding

John Ajvide Lindqvist: Let the Right One In

Julia Armfield: salt slow

Penelope Ashe (a.k.a. two dozen Newsweek writers): Naked Came the Stranger

Harry Asher: Experiments in Seeing

Mona Awad: 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl

Asja Bakić: Mars

J.G. Ballard: Crash

L. Frank Baum: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Peter S. Beagle: A Fine & Private Place

Charles Beaumont: Best of Beaumont The Hunger and Other Stories Perchance to Dream A Touch of the Creature

Robert Bloch: Psycho

Roberto Bolaño: A Little Lumpen Novelita

Amy Bonnaffons: The Regrets

Tara Isabella Burton: Social Creature

Halle Butler: The New Me

Leonora Carrington: Down Below

Tracy Chevalier: Girl with a Pearl Earring

Paulo Coelho: The Winner Stands Alone

Kathleen Collins: Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?

Douglas Coupland: Hey Nostradamus!

Gregoire Courtois: The Laws of the Skies

Roald Dahl: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Mark Z. Danielewski: House of Leaves

Don DeLillo: Falling Man Mao II Point Omega Running Dog White Noise ; Zero K

Daphne du Maurier: Don’t Look Now

Rikki Ducornet: Netsuke

Jennifer Egan: The Keep ; A Visit from the Goon Squad

Michael Ende: The Neverending Story

Jenny Erpenbeck: The End of Days

Dennis Etchison: The Dark Country

Brian Evenson: Song for the Unraveling of the World

Henry Farrell: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Nona Fernández: Space Invaders

Jack Finney: Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Adam Foulds: Dream Sequence

John Fowles: The CollectorThe Ebony TowerThe Magus (original and revised)

Marcial Gala: The Black Cathedral

Kenneth Grahame: The Wind in the Willows

William Guarnere & Edward Heffron (with Robyn Post): Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends

Judith Guest: Ordinary People

Hubert Haddad: Desirable Body

Thomas Harris: The Silence of the Lambs

Robert A. Heinlein: “The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag

Joseph Heller: Catch-22 Something Happened

James Herbert: The Fog

John Hersey: Hiroshima

Joe Hill: Strange Weather

Susan Hill: The Woman in Black

Shirley Jackson: The Haunting of Hill House We Have Always Lived in the Castle

James Jones: The Thin Red Line

Han Kang: Human Acts The Vegetarian The White Book

Stephen King: Carrie ChristineDanse Macabre End of Watch Full Dark, No Stars ; Gwendy’s Button Box (with Richard Chizmar) ; Hearts in AtlantisIt Pet Sematary ; The Raft” ; RageSalem’s Lot ; Top 10 Novels ; Top 20 Short Stories/Novellas

Jerzy Kosinski: Being There

Roque Larraquy: Comemadre

Erik Larson: The Devil in the White City

Ursula Le Guin: The Lathe of Heaven

Doris Lessing: The Fifth Child Stories

Edouard Leve: Suicide

Ira Levin: A Kiss Before DyingRosemary’s Baby Sliver Son of Rosemary

C.S. Lewis: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Robert Lopez: All Back Full

Ling Ma: Severance

William March: The Bad Seed ; Company K Trial Balance: The Collected Short Stories

Edgar Lee Masters: Spoon River Anthology

Paulo Maurensig: A Devil Comes to Town

Cormac McCarthy: The Road

Carson McCullers: The Ballad of the Sad Cafe

Ian McEwan: The Cement Garden The Comfort of Strangers First Love, Last Rites

Larry McMurtry: The Last Picture Show

Juan José Millás: From the Shadows

Walter M. Miller, Jr.: A Canticle for Leibowitz

David Mitchell: Cloud Atlas ; Ghostwritten

Ottessa Moshfegh: My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Haruki Murakami: Hear the Wind Sing Pinball, 1973

Sayaka Murata: Convenience Store Woman

Vi Khi Nao: Fish in Exile

Andrew Neiderman: Pin

Asa Nonami: Now You’re One of Us

Joyce Carol Oates: Haunted: Tales of the Grotesque

Silvana Ocampo: The Promise

Jenny Offill: Dept. of Speculation Weather

Yoko Ogawa: The Diving Pool Hotel Iris ; The Memory PoliceRevenge: Eleven Dark Tales

Tommy Orange: There There

Hanne Orstavik: Love

Chuck Palahniuk: Fight Club

Ludmilla Petrushevskaya: There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor’s Baby

Miranda Popkey: Topics of Conversation

Manuel Puig: Kiss of the Spider Woman

Kiley Reid: Such a Fun Age

Martin Riker: Samuel Johnson’s Eternal Return

Cristina Rivera Garza: The Taiga Syndrome

Sally Rooney: Normal People

Judith Rossner: Looking for Mr. Goodbar

Ahmed Saadawi: Frankenstein in Baghdad

Antoine de Saint-Exupery: The Little Prince

sam sax: bury it

Kathryn Scanlan and Cora E. Lacy: Aug 9 – Fog

Alvin Schwarz: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Top 10

Samanta Schweblin: Fever Dream Mouthful of Birds

Kyung-Sook Shin: Please Look After Mom

Nevil Shute: On the Beach

Leila Slimani: Adèle ; The Perfect Nanny

Donna Tartt: The Secret History

Yoko Tawada: The Emissary ; The Naked Eye

Miriam Toews: Women Talking

J. R. R. Tolkien: The Hobbit

Yuko Tsushima: Territory of Light

Laura van den Berg: Find Me The Isle of Youth There Will Be No More Good Nights Without Good Nights The Third Hotel

Kurt Vonnegut: Bluebeard Cat’s Cradle God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater Mother NightPlayer Piano The Sirens of Titan

Kate Walbert: His Favorites

Teddy Wayne: Apartment

William Wharton: A Midnight Clear

Thornton Wilder: The Bridge of San Luis Rey The Cabala The Eighth Day Heaven’s My Destination The Ides of March Theophilus North

Jeanette Winterson: Frankissstein Gut Symmetries


Bottom 10 Books Read in: 2016 ; 2017 ; 2018 ; 2019

Top 10 Books Read in: 2016 ; 2017 ; 2018 ; 2019


 

Publications with my short stories

Hello Horror Spring 2017

Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet #34


 

Music

5 Songs for Beatles Skeptics

The Black Angels: Death Song

Grandaddy: Last Place

Monomyth: Exo

Perfume Genius: Too Bright

Radiohead: A Moon Shaped Pool

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Top 20 Tracks

Anna von Hausswolff: Ceremony

Top 20 Tracks of 2016


 

Movies/TV

The Conversation

Stephen King Top 10 Movie/TV Adaptations

Tales from the Crypt: Top 10 Episodes

The Twilight Zone: Top 10 Episodes

The Week