Author Archives for Sam

52/52: In The Woods, by Tana French

January 19, 2022 5:38 pm Published by Comments Off on 52/52: In The Woods, by Tana French

One hell of an accomplished first novel, with all of the hallmarks of characterization, plot, and theme that French explored... View Article


52/52: The Small People, by Thomas Ligotti

December 31, 2021 2:03 pm Published by Comments Off on 52/52: The Small People, by Thomas Ligotti

Ligotti’s introduction—written for this appealing, one-story chapbook with a screen-printed dust jacket—offers a good encapsulation of his approach versus other... View Article


52/52: Mr. Jones, by Edith Wharton

December 30, 2021 10:31 am Published by Comments Off on 52/52: Mr. Jones, by Edith Wharton

I’m usually more of a fan of Wharton—especially her short stories—than I’d expect to be, but not this time. Perhaps... View Article


52/52: Cover Story, by Alex Wong

December 18, 2021 7:42 am Published by Comments Off on 52/52: Cover Story, by Alex Wong

A good concept—a book tracing the story behind, and cultural importance of, the most iconic magazine covers in basketball history—but... View Article