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Ridiculously Terrifying: Kevin Smith’s Tusk

Conrad Gessner - Historia animalium

Imagine the serial killer logic of Criminal Minds, the inventive and perverse body horror of The Human Centipede, and the wacky, irreverent – yet nonetheless emotional – hijinks of 90s slacker cinema, each taken to their logical extremity simultaneously. You might then, for the briefest of moments, catch a glimpse of the feverish nightmare that is Tusk.

2018.04.19 : In defense of Cynicism

The opposite of optimism is pessimism; the belief that everything will go wrong, all attempts will end in failure, and happy endings are impossible. This is the diametric opposition of the optimist, who believes that things will be okay, things will work out, and happy endings are always possible.

I am not a pessimist.

Finishing 50 Books in a Year (2017)

My reading goal in 2017 started with a desire to finish a number of the books which I had started over the past three years for the purpose of getting them off my "Currently reading" list. On the list, those books which I started before 2017 are marked with an *. I've sorted the books… Continue reading Finishing 50 Books in a Year (2017)

Capsule Reviews I

It has seemed incomprehensible to some that there should be any need or desire for horror fiction when one need only look to the newspaper or out the window to find things to make one’s blood run cold. But Professor Nobody, who makes his appearance in Thomas Ligotti’s Songs of a Dead Dreamer, explains why… Continue reading Capsule Reviews I

The Easiest Way to Travel : five tips to help you read more.

Reading is the cheapest journey you'll ever be able to take. It's an opportunity to visit cities you've never been to, try foods you've never heard of, and meet people you would never be able to meet otherwise. But like all travel, it can be daunting to undertake. It is a harder choice to go… Continue reading The Easiest Way to Travel : five tips to help you read more.