The Shining, by Stephen King

Genre: Horror Publisher: Pocket Books Published: 1977 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Jack Crane Have you read this book? Well, I pulled this one off my shelf the other day and reread it and am I ever glad I did. After spending the last few years more or less estranged …

Star Wars: A New Hope, by George Lucas

Genre: Star Wars Publisher: Ballantine Published: 1995 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Jack Crane Have you read this book? After watching the latest Star Wars prequel, Attack of the Clones, for the second time, recently, I left the theater feeling wistful and wishing for the good old days. Suffice to …

Dark Crusade, by Karl Edward Wagner

Genre: Dark Fantasy Publisher: Warner Books Published: 1976 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Jack Crane Have you read this book? The 1970’s were a Satanic time. Following on the heels of the “love” generation, the “me” generation turned to hedonism, drugs, disco, strutting and, beneath the celebratory veneer, a cynicism …

Heretics, by Greg F. Gifune

Genre: Horror Anthology Publisher: Delirium Books Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Jack Crane Have you read this book? You’re not apt to find a more honest, or honestly terrifying, writer than Greg F. Gifune. His Bram Stoker Award nominated collection of short horror stories, Heretics, resonates with bona …

The Inheritance, by Christopher Stires

Genre: Horror Publisher: Zumaya Publications Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Jack Crane Have you read this book? Christopher Stires’ new (and first) novel, The Inheritance offers another riff on the old Pandora’s box routine without much innovation regarding theme, characterization, or plot development. It’s a simple and very …