Varney the Vampyre, or The Feast of Blood by James Malcolm Rymer and Thomas Peckett Prest, 1845-1847

When I was a kid, I'd pick up books about the history of vampires in legend, print, and screen, and invariably I'd see this graphic somewhere near the beginning: Ever since those early days as a budding monster kid, I'd hear whispers of Varney the Vampyre and his influence.  But I'd go to the library … Continue reading Varney the Vampyre, or The Feast of Blood by James Malcolm Rymer and Thomas Peckett Prest, 1845-1847

How to Fight Presidents: Defending Yourself Against the Badasses Who Ran This Country by Daniel O’Brien

I classify this audiobook as both history and historical fiction.  I also classify it as both humor and horror.  And it's one of the best reads I've had so far this year. According to the introduction, the author Daniel O'Brien was told by a college professor that no one in his class would ever be … Continue reading How to Fight Presidents: Defending Yourself Against the Badasses Who Ran This Country by Daniel O’Brien