Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House: Pays Homage While Still Feeling Original, Albeit a Bit Repetitive

Spoiler Free! I am a huge fan of the book by Shirley Jackson so I eagerly anticipated this series.  I've previously reviewed the book and have left a link to that post below for those interested.  Importantly, the book does not spoil the TV adaptation.  The series drew inspiration from the book but is a … Continue reading Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House: Pays Homage While Still Feeling Original, Albeit a Bit Repetitive

Book Thoughts: Ohio by Stephen Markley – Engrossing but Emotionally Exhausting

The novel Ohio by Stephen Markley tells the story of a group of six high school friends over the course of one night approximately ten years after graduation.  The story is told mostly through a series of flashbacks as two of the group travel back to New Canaan, Ohio the same night, though unbeknownst to … Continue reading Book Thoughts: Ohio by Stephen Markley – Engrossing but Emotionally Exhausting

Borne: An Accessible and Riveting Introduction into the Wonderfully Weird World of Jeff Vandermeer

It's odd to admit but I've recently realized that I have somehow stumbled into a reader relationship with Jeff Vandermeer.  It all started because I, an unpublished fantasy author, began to worry that my young adult fantasy wasn't - well - weird enough.  I can't really remember how I found Vandermeer's Wonderbook.  Maybe it was through … Continue reading Borne: An Accessible and Riveting Introduction into the Wonderfully Weird World of Jeff Vandermeer