Category Archives: Novels Articles Shorts

Novels that I read, reviews are here.

Other awesome shit read, found here.

Chuck Palahniuk Rules

He does. Fight Club is one of Mr. Palahniuk’s novels. Hollywood people David Lynch adapted it to fit inside the silver screen. Rock. And Roll…

Let’s get to the nitty gritty. Author Chuck Palahniuk can write. Does write. Man…. Thank you. You make me glad I know how to read.

Here’s two books. For pleasure reader’s only.

Haunted

Invisible Monsters

One is a collection of short stories. The other… The other novel is fiiiii-ya.

Only we can cause chaos.

Peace

Comparisons

If you get down, same as Naughty Dog  does, you’re probably privy to the new release, The Last of Us.  If not, let me make a comparison, as a reference point to the awesome biz within, The Last of Us.

Resident Evil 4.  Hopefully, if you love horrific, disturbing video games, you might be familiar with, “The Resident Evil” series.  Resident E 4 is the gem of all “Resident” installments since the Game Cube.  Shit, the Game Cube…. Lets all take a moment of silence (pour some liquor: do it if it feels right, of course) for the Cube; an O.G. console, faded somewhere in the depths of our memories.

If you haven’t gotten weird and funky with that, you should.  I believe there’s an anniversary Resident Evil deal, where you get like, shit… four games in one disc, or some number close to, four.

Here’s the comparison: in Resident Evil 4, ammo isn’t a luxury (no gluttons allowed… Well, come on in, but don’t get upset when your diced up).  Each shot counts: being liberal with supplies is the name of the game.

This makes for such a better game.  I felt challenged (not mentally.. Well, hey- maybe so) from beginning to end.  Same goes for, The Last of Us: perhaps even more so than, Resident Evil 4.  That makes the money I spent worth it: worth all of it, maaan.

The story line from, The Last of Us, gives a better sense of reality than the Resident Evil installments’.  However, I’m not downing the creativity of Resident Evil: I’m more saying that The Last of Us is a bit more believable.  The Last of Us is current, fresh and intricate, with a storyline to match.

Finished reading the novel, Joyland, by Stephen King.  Novel of the summer, 2013.  Here’s the comparison: Stand by Me.  Stand by Me is an adaptation on Stephen King’s novella, The Body.  Stand by Me is a Rob Reiner film (script by Raynold Gideon & Bruce A. Evans). Stand by Me, originally performed by Ben E. King, is, in my mind, the center of both novella and movie.  Go check out, Stand by Me, performed by, Ben E. King.  Supposedly, Mr. Ben E. King found inspiration from spiritual material (or energy surrounding, for all my agnostics out there).

Energy is exploding, and the colorsThey are all so vibrant, their names… We barely remember, because they are indeed totally different from what we see every day.

Music is magic,

Muses do happen,

I use it, madame,

Wet lip status,

Feels like Fantastic..

Because This Isn’t a book Review

Go ahead a splurge the nine something and pick up, Joyland, Stephen King’s most recent novel.

I’d rate it a, “solid summer read”.  That’s pretty up there on the fucking awesome chart.  Classic King prose, with more of a murder mystery feel.  Sure, someone always dies, but usually from the likes of supernatural forces.

So far (from what I can tell), this book is just plain old, “murder with a blade” type of story.  I’m good with that, which is out of the ordinary, considering the majority of King’s books I’ve soaked in are “way the fuck out” of the ordinary.  But, maybe that’s the catch: never saw this one coming, did ya kiddos?  Stephen King mine as well be the real life Santa Claus.  Shows up, drops goodies… I mean, if Saint Nick where real- I know he’d bring some Johnny Walker (Blue Label, bitches) and some prime time, grade-A ganja.  Fuck the Pagan gone Good Saint Nick.  What about Shinto, ya’ll?

The story takes place at an Amusement Park in one of the Carolinas (North?).  Entertainment, yes!  Adventureland: awesome movie.  This novel takes me to that movie in places, and on levels.  Also, weird: but I’m reminded of Michael Connelly (no novel in particular- just, Michael Connelly), and the novel, South of Broad.  I think the novel comparison comes from the interaction between protagonist and newly made friends. Both take place in the South.  Also from it being a “coming of age” type of novel.  Reminds me of, Stand by Me.  Stephen King wrote that as well, although I’m positive under a different title.

Just under 300 pages.  Light enough read: nothing worth fearing.

Again… Not what most expect a story from King would normally be.  No doubt about this book being a thriller: it’s just you’re not going to shit your bed a week or so after finishing this one- I promise!

Fuck- I so reviewed this novel.