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A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess | Book Review

*TRIGGER WARNINGS* This book contains graphic detail of assault, rape, and torture.   Anthony Burgess' most well-known novel is a tricky book to read due to it's heavy use of Russian slang, but if you can stick with it and parse out the meanings of the words, you're in for a disturbing, horrorshow treat. The… Continue reading A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess | Book Review

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The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir | Book Review

*TRIGGER WARNINGS* This book covers topics including rape, abuse, and homophobia. I was intrigued by the plot of The Book of Essie. A seventeen year old girl named Esther Hicks discovers she's pregnant, but she's no ordinary teen. Her family is famous and has their own TV show called Six for Hicks, which is incredibly popular (especially… Continue reading The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir | Book Review

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The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager | Book Review

I absolutely adored and devoured Sager's previous novel, Final Girls, so I had admittedly high expectations for The Last Time I Lied. I'm ecstatic to say that this work both met and exceeded those expectations. The plot centers around Emma, a woman who suffered a traumatic experience involving three of her friends going missing at Camp Nightingale… Continue reading The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager | Book Review

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Halloween (2018) Movie Review

I adore the original Halloween, so I had fairly high expectations for this sequel. I'm extremely glad to say it lived up to my expectations and more. This entry takes place forty years after Michael Myers went on his infamous killing spree in Haddonfield, Illinois. He was sent to a mental institution after being caught, and… Continue reading Halloween (2018) Movie Review

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The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson | Book Review

I read this novel in anticipation of the Netflix series of the same name, and I came away from it with mixed feelings. The plot of the novel centers around four people who decide to temporarily reside in Hill House to investigate possible supernatural goings-on: Eleanor, a free spirit who may have had experiences with… Continue reading The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson | Book Review

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First Man (2018) – Movie Review

First Man is the fourth directorial effort from Damien Chazelle (Whiplash, La La Land), and it's a powerful, if flawed, biopic about Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling). This film chronicles the life of Armstrong from when he first became an astronaut through to his landing on the moon. This is a handsome movie, with beautiful cinematography and stunning… Continue reading First Man (2018) – Movie Review