Update

This blog will be going on hiatus for a while -- maybe a long while -- as other projects take over.  I've been doing some historical research on the local area -- specifically, on the first white settler who squatted on this land just a few years before the tragic final Indian removal of 1833…

1922, directed by Zak Hilditch

The most remarkable thing about this new, very creepy, morality play based on yet another story by Stephen King is the sheer beauty of it.  The visuals are stunning – small-town landscapes, endless cornfields, weathered skies, crimson barns, gabled, tumbledown houses.  The sound of the thing is equally enthralling –by “sound,” I mean specifically the…

An Echo of Murder, by Anne Perry

For lovers of Anne Perry, An Echo of Murder holds its own special pleasures.  One week from today, Perry turns 79 and can look back on a prolific writing career, as well as a controversial life that’s added a demonstrably fascinating dimension to her fiction.  Convicted of murder at the age of 15, Perry possesses…