Four years ago I read a passage from Brian Evenson’s creepy story “Eye” to my toddler (watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S522l8f0q1s). I revisit the experience to see if my child’s reaction to and perceptions of the story have changed.… Read the rest
The new year greets us with a few laughably dumb awareness events. Join me and Wichita-based stand up comedian Doug Wilson as we discuss 6 such events…well, that’s not true; not all of the 6 are dumb. But with our commentary, they sure seem dumb.
Visit Doug: http://www.gigsalad.com/doug_wilson_wichita… Read the rest
Reading Stephen Graham Jones is like being on a manhunt for a double amputee. Even when I get him, I don’t get all of him.
Nick Bruiseman is a has-been PI who lives in a storage locker in Stanton, Texas. A small town, 3,000 people, where everyone knows everyone. So when Bruiseman gets hired, things turn incestuous quickly.
The book will be released in March 2014. If you are a fan of detective novels and oral storytelling, then I definitely recommend it. But know, you’re going to have to work for your reward.
I’ve read a lot of Stephen Graham Jones (show stack), and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed just about all of it.
Jones is an evasive storyteller, very difficult to pin down and with plots that are often difficult to follow. And I think with Not For Nothing, his 18th book, I’ve finally figured out why.
First, his very conversational approach to storytelling, much like one would imagine a storyteller around a campfire.… Read the rest
New Year’s Eve has a history more exciting than the contemporary drunken pregnancies and awkward teenage basement parties would imply. Join me and Wichita-based stand up comedian Doug Wilson as we discuss 6 of the funnest (used loosely) facts we could find about New Year’s Eve.
Be sure to hire Doug Wilson for all your comedy needs.… Read the rest
The Owl’s Perch (subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/foxesarentfelines) was kind enough to tag me in the TARDIS tag, which was started by Sue Moro (subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/suemoro). I’ll be honest, I feel like underqualified for this job. Sure, I’ve made many booktube videos over that last couple of years, but I’ve never actually watched Doctor Who. GASP! Que??????? But, I get the show’s concept (I think), which I hope was enough to let me do justice to this tag. Thanks so much to The Owl’s Perch for tagging me.
I anticipate some of you may hate this video. I criticize certain readers of Genesis (from The Bible, not from The Great Britain), Harry Potter, and maybe Doctor Who, though with the later criticization it’s more about me making fun of myself for never having watched the show.
The Beasts of Upton Puddle by Simon West-Bulford
The Soul Consortium by Simon West-Bulford
House of Leaves by Mark Z.
Who can resist a card game based on Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick or The Whale? In this video I review the game, which I recently acquired by funding a Kickstarter campaign. Is the game fun? Definitely.
KingPost channel (with gameplay videos): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJn6MICf0WlvGIRl6zkUDfw
What am I drinking? Founders Porter… Read the rest