Annihilation: Reflecting on a Rare Novel

MJ reflects on Annihilation, a novel by Jeff Vandermeer.

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MJ’s American Lit: All the Pretty Horses

MJ’s American Lit reflects on Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses

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MJ’s American Lit: ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

A brief review of ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

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The Need to Read

Life is beautiful… sometimes. Other times, it’s shit. I spent 2017 like most other people on Earth: sad, angry, and disappointed. For the better part of the year, every waking moment consisted of wishing for one thing or another (more money, free time, opportunity, etc). Each morning I would stare at my reflection and see…

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Reading The Stand (pages 151 – 312)

Stephen King’s classic intensifies. The virus known as Captain Trips continues its rampage as the American population turns on itself.

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Ghosts and Stuff

I’m halfway done with my upcoming short horror story collection. Many people ask me why I am writing horror after I just released a book in the literary fiction genre. It’s easy: I’m a firm believer in diversification. The professional writing game requires versatility. Gone are the days when some bearded tough guy could crank…

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