The Ones That Got Away: Stories that will keep you turning the page

Book Review - The Ones That Got Away by Stephen Graham Jones

the-ones-that-got-away-stephen-graham-jones_book-review I've been meaning to dig into Stephen Graham Jones' The Ones That Got Away since it was released in 2010 and nominated for the Bram Stoker Award Nominee for best short story collection of the year. As things sometimes turn out, I hadn't been able to ... READ MORE

House of Flying Daggers: A beautiful love poem

Movie Review - House of Flying Daggers

house-of-flying-daggers_movie-poster Thanks to TIFF's great programming, I was able to watch House of Flying Daggers in 35mm this month. I hadn't seen the film in ten years since its release on DVD, but have always remembered how deeply moved I was by its beauty and especially, by the story. I came out of the theater wanting to read ... READ MORE

Gifts for the One Who Comes After: Surrealist fantasy at its finest

Book Review - Gifts for the One Who Comes After by Helen Marshall

gifts-for-the-one-who-comes-after-helen-marshal_book-review Last month, while walking around the Horror Headquarters at the FanExpo here in Toronto, I was lucky enough to stumble upon a neatly decorated booth full of books. What first caught my attention was the impressive artwork on the covers and as I browsed the table and started ... READ MORE

Station Eleven: Discovering beauty through loss

Book Review - Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

station-eleven-emely-st-john-mandel_book-review I recently read Station Eleven and despite the sizable marketing efforts and social media hype, I had very little knowledge of what it contained. To give a brief summary, twenty years after the Georgian Flu wipes out most of the world's population, survivors have formed settlements. ... READ MORE