Author Archives for Sam

52/52: The Quiet Boy, by Ben Winters

September 12, 2021 11:32 am Published by Comments Off on 52/52: The Quiet Boy, by Ben Winters

It may be impossible to account for everything that describes this compelling, heartbreaking, mysterious novel in just 52 words. It’s... View Article


52/52: In the Pines, by Erik Kriek

September 6, 2021 1:27 pm Published by Comments Off on 52/52: In the Pines, by Erik Kriek

Having adapted murder ballads to comics myself, I may be a bit picky, but: This is not a good quartet... View Article


52/52: Sensor, by Junji Ito

September 6, 2021 1:24 pm Published by Comments Off on 52/52: Sensor, by Junji Ito

Twisted obsession is the most powerful motivation for virtually every evil character and evil deed in Junji Ito’s horror work.... View Article


52/52: The Cap, by Joshua Mendelsohn

September 6, 2021 1:09 pm Published by Comments Off on 52/52: The Cap, by Joshua Mendelsohn

You wouldn’t think of a history of the creation of the NBA salary cap would be interesting (except to labor... View Article


52/52: Recursion, by Blake Crouch

July 18, 2021 10:34 am Published by Comments Off on 52/52: Recursion, by Blake Crouch

A twisty SF thriller about time travel and the havoc it wreaks on memory. The same territory is more interesting... View Article


52/52: Wasteland, by W. Scott Poole

June 21, 2021 12:13 pm Published by Comments Off on 52/52: Wasteland, by W. Scott Poole

A detailed, thoughtful tracing of the impact of World War I on key creators of horror in movies, literature, and... View Article