Book Review: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (Michael Chabon, 2000)

“Lit thus from behind by a brimming window, Josef Kavalier seemed to shine, to incandesce. ‘Look at him,’ said Sammy, ‘Look what he can do.’” (more…)


Book Review: The Castle of Otranto (Horace Walpole, 1764)

Thunder, lightning, evil princes, crumbling castles, ghostly apparitions, swooning maidens… Crammed to the rafters with cliché, The Castle of Otranto is a 250-year-old bonanza of the Gothic from Horace Walpole, the father of the genre. (more…)