Book(s) of the Month, November: The Complete Original Conan Stories

"Barbarism is the natural state of mankind. Civilization is unnatural; it is a whim of circumstance... And barbarism must always ultimately triumph!" - Beyond the Black River For me, November is directly linked to sword-and-sorcery.  Some people, when they think of Thanksgiving, they think of turkey, football, and family.  Me, being the odd duck, I …

Book of the Month, October: Something Wicked This Way Comes

In Green Town, Illinois, best friends Will Halloway and Jim Nightshade, both thirteen years old, find advertisements posted for Cooger & Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show.  While they are excited to have a carnival come so late into October, a lot of the townsfolk sense something strange in the air, and its not the literal approaching …