Why I Enjoy Stephen King’s Books

For Halloween, I decided to read the book Pet Sematary by Stephen King. This isn’t a review of that book (you can read that here), but rather a commentary on why I enjoy reading many of his books. It’s the way he builds suspense. Stephen King’s endings aren’t usually a twist ending, nor are they a…

Review – ‘Pet Sematary’

Pet Sematary by Stephen King My rating: 4 of 5 stars A Sometimes Plodding, Yet Overall Suspenseful Build Stephen King’s brand of horror isn’t usually the twist ending, nor is it the gross out factor. He often plays the suspenseful long-game, in which he drops breadcrumbs throughout the story that lead the reader to expect…

Review – ‘The Shadow Rising’

The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan My rating: 5 of 5 stars Robert Jordan’s Redemption Song If you had told me six months ago when I finished the third book in the Wheel of Time series, that not only would I would enjoy The Shadow Rising, but I would absolutely love it, I would have…

On Moving to Koreatown

We moved from the West Side to Koreatown this month. On our way out, we made a list of the things that we wanted to do before we left the old neighborhood. Some things that we accomplished: Dress up and go see the Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Nuart Theatre; Have date night and go bar…

Books

Staring At My Bookshelf

I’m moving apartments this week, and the first thing that I’ve started to move are my books. Last year, when I moved back to Los Angeles, I donated of enough books to fill the library cart twice. It was an effort to trim the fat, and it was largely successful. But the books that I…