Author Archives: Jill

Catch “20th Century Ghosts”

“20TH Century Ghosts“, by Joe Hill, re-published in 2007 after its 2005 limited production in the UK (and the 2007 release of his best selling “The Heart Shaped Box“), has garnered some great street cred over the past two years. … Continue reading

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“What Remains” of Sally Mann

This somber coffee table book, What Remains (c.2003) had a controversial beginning as a provocative and critically successful gallery exhibition of over 90 photographs by renowned American photographer, Sally Mann. The book follows suit with five sections of disturbing photos … Continue reading

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Gemma’s Gory Gems

I’m an admitted novel junkie. I’ve always preferred the full feature length of literary engagement and spending days immersed in the other world of a good book. I’ve also been accused of being too much of a *gasp* speed-reader. As … Continue reading

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Death is for Kids

It’s back to school season and with Halloween around the corner what a better time to start your young ‘uns curriculum off with a whimsical introduction to that pesky topic of what happens to Fido or Grandpa when they die! … Continue reading

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Running Really Wild

What’s more horrific: the tyranny of rigorously scheduled, superficial over-parenting (lovingly caught on camera 24/7!!) or a child’s violent rebellion against all that “care”? That’s essentially the question posed by J.G. Ballard in his satirical murder mystery, Running Wild. (More … Continue reading

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Exquisite Corpse Sparks Killer-Birth!

Exquisite Corpse (1996) is a gem that caught my eye from a display table back when I was starting to make up for about a decade of (university imposed) fiction deprivation. Poppy Z Brite regales the story of Andrew Compton, … Continue reading

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A Sordid Summer Read – Done but not dead!

Summer is finally upon us and now is the time that even those of us thoroughly ensconced in books of gore are looking for something light and entertaining to sip our cold cocktails with. For this I turned to an … Continue reading

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Darkly Dreaming Dexter

A white screen, the sound of a chainsaw whining against resistance, and the wet drips of blood splattering red…I see, ”Dexter. A Killer New Series.” Ooooohhhh! How intriguing! And how annoying! This original U.S. Showtime TV series about a charming … Continue reading

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