Pirates, elder gods, magic items, and a ten-gallon hat. What else do you need for a horror western?
Have you ever wanted to read a book within a book that makes you feel like you're cracking a code? A story that is not one, but many at once? Then allow me to introduce the book that took me more than 5 years to finish. House of Leaves is experimental fiction in form and… Continue reading Crustaceous Corner: Stories Within Stories — House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
War of the Spark: Ravnica is the conclusion to MtG's latest long-running story, and what a finale. The dragon Nicol Bolas is poised to regain his godlike power by slaughtering all who oppose him. Gideon Jura, Jace Beleren, Chandra Nalaar, and others have to find some way to bring him down while caught in his… Continue reading Crustaceous Corner: War of the Spark [Spoilers]
IMPORTANT WARNING! The following piece will be a discussion on the novel The Suicide Shop by French author Jean Teulé. With a title like that, there will be references to self-harm and suicide. We'll also briefly go over the plot of the novel, so there will be spoilers. Reader discretion advised. Worst of Times Most post-apocalyptic… Continue reading Crustaceous Corner: The Suicide Shop
Picture, if you will: a dashing rogue with a British accent sets up a year-long plan to steal money from a corrupted government. Everything seems covered, the plans are laid, and the heist goes off with only minor inconveniences. The rogue flees the government and is never captured. The money, taken from a government train,… Continue reading Crustaceous Corner: The Heroic Villain — The Great Train Robbery
When I was younger, I liked to read. Scratch that, I loved to read. If I found a book I loved or a story I adored, I wouldn't put it down. Seriously, bookworms know of the learned skill of successfully navigating crowded hallways and classrooms with your nose stuck between pages. (Books are great, kids.… Continue reading Crustaceous Corner: Shine On, You Scary Diamond — Stephen King’s “The Shining”