“The Xander Years, Vol. 1” by Keith R.A. DeCandido

The Xander Years, Vol. 1 Author:  Keith R.A. DeCandido Released:  1999 The next installment of the Buffy novelization series is The Xander Years, Vol. 1 focusing on Xander Harris, the comic relief and every man of the Scooby Gang. The episodes revisited in prose from begin with "Teacher's Pet" (Season One, Episode Four), followed by "Inca Mummy... Continue Reading →

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“The Outsider” by Stephen King Review

The Outsider Author:  Stephen King Released:  2018 Take the plot from The Dark Half, replace the villain with the something out of Salem’s Lot, told partially in the style of Carrie and what are you left with? A book full of recycled ideas from Stephen King. If I hadn’t previously read The Dark Half in particular, I would have enjoyed this... Continue Reading →

“Bloodhype” by Alan Dean Foster Review

Bloodhype Author:  Alan Dean Foster Released:  1973 Bloodhype is an outlier int he Pip & Flinx series. Although it takes place eleventh chronologically, it was written second. I get the feeling that Foster didn't plan on doing a long series of books based on the two characters as this book jumps several years from For Love of... Continue Reading →

“The Terror” by Dan Simmons Review

The Terror Author:  Dan Simmons Released:  2007 He knew something that the men did not; namely that the Devil trying to kill them up here in the Devil's Kingdom was not just the white-furred thing killing and eating them one be one, but everything here -- the unrelenting cold, the squeezing ice, the electrical storms, the uncanny... Continue Reading →

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