For the first post on the new setup, I give you a great quote on short stories from […]
I just read a great short story. It’s a little disturbing and I don’t think I’ll ever look at sleepwalking the same way again.
The story tells the tale of two sisters, Abby and Iris. Iris is a little down on her luck and is living with Abby temporarily while she searches for a job. She is also, much to her chagrin gaining weight despite counting calories and regular exercise.
You can now finally hear something I’ve been wanting to brag about for weeks: A story of mine […]
It was recently reported that the next book in George Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, Winds of Winter, would not be out in 2015, and I could almost hear the moans of disappointed fans all over the world.
However, there is plenty of good stuff by Mr. Martin that should sate any hunger for the next book in the series- at least for a while.
Here are three of George R.R. Martin’s books that I recommend to those of you who, like me, just can’t get enough of his A Song of Ice and Fire series.
1. Fevre Dream
Fevre Dream tells the story of a Mississippi riverboat captain down on his luck. Abner Marsh is on the verge of bankruptcy, (The way Martin describes Marsh made me think both that he was describing himself and/or a version of Captain Ahab) when he is approached by a man offering him a deal, and a much better boat. The book starts off like we could spot Huckeberry Finn at any moment, but then takes a turn for the sinister, in true Martin fashion. Turns out that the businessman Marsh made the deal with is a vampire, and has some dark plans. The book is horror; Mr. Martin’s vampires do not sparkle, and it contains some truly gruesome moments. Highly recommended.
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