“Because you don’t have to burn books, do you, if the world starts to fill up with non-readers, non-learners, non-knowers? If the world wide-screen-basketballs and footballs itself to drown in MTV”.
–Ray Bradbury–

“I believe that today more than ever a book should be sought after even if it has only one great page in it. We must search for fragments, splinters, toenails, anything that has ore in it, anything that is capable of resuscitating the body and the soul.”
–Henry Rollins–

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”
–Haruki Murakami–

“We live in a world where there is more and more information, and less and less meaning.”
–Jean Baudrillard–

  • What I’m Reading: 2017
  • Silver on the Tree (Dark is Rising, #5) by Susan Cooper
    The Grey King (Dark is Rising, #4) by Susan Cooper
    Greenwitch (Dark is Rising, #3) by Susan Cooper
    The Dark is Rising (Dark is Rising, #2) by Susan Cooper
    Over Sea, Under Stone (The Dark is Rising, #1) by Susan Cooper
    Before the Chop III: LA Weekly Articles 2014-2016 by Henry Rollins
    Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Sam Weber (Illustrator)
    Coraline by Neil Gaiman, Chris Riddell (Illustrator)
    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, Arthur Rackham (Illustrator)
    The Book of Imaginary Being by Jorge Luis Borges, Peter Sís (Illustrator)
    Necroscope:Resurgence The Lost Years II by Brian Lumley
    Necroscope: The Lost Years by Brian Lumley
    Masterpieces of Terror and the Unknown Collection by Marvin Kaye (Editor)

  • What I’ve Read: 2016
  • The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave
    A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War by Joseph Loconte
    I, Vampire: Interviews with the Undead by Jean Stine (Editor)
    The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, Robert Ingpen (Illustrator)
    End of Watch by Stephen King
    Before the Chop II: LA Weekly Articles 2013-2014 by Henry Rollins
    Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien
    Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons
    Fearless (Mirrorworld #2) by Cornelia Funke
    The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers
    The Boxtrolls: A Novel by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
    The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King

  • What I’ve Read: 2015
  • The Sandman and the War of Dreams by William Joyce
    Toothiana: Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies by William Joyce
    E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth’s Core by William Joyce
    Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King by William Joyce, Laura Geringer
    Finders Keepers by Stephen King
    The Sign and the Seal: The Quest for the Lost Ark of the Covenant
    by Graham Hancock
    Dick Briefer’s Frankenstein by Dick Briefer, Craig Yoe (Editor)
    Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs!: My Adventures in The Alice Cooper Group by Dennis Dunaway, Chris Hodenfield
    Trollhunters by Guillermo del Toro, Daniel Kraus, Sean Murray (Illustrations)
    The Scarlet Gospels by Clive Barker
    The Martian by Andy Weir
    Let the Old Dreams Die by John Ajvide Lindqvist
    The Screwtape Letters: Special Illustrated Edition by C.S.Lewis/ Papas (Art)
    The Statues that Walked: Unraveling the Mystery of Easter Island
    by Terry Hunt, Carl Lipo
    The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones
    Making Mischief: A Maurice Sendak Appreciation by Gregory Maguire
    Horns by Joe Hill
    The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
    Revival by Stephen King
    Mouse Guard: Baldwin the Brave and Other Tales by David Petersen
    The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
    Book of Jon by Joseph Armand Deschaine

  • What I’ve Read: 2014
  • ParaNorman by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
    Reckless (Mirrorworld #1) by Cornelia Funke
    Eaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton
    The Tripods Trilogy by John Christopher
    Before the Chop: LA Weekly Articles 2011-2012 by Henry Rollins
    Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: The Novelization by A.C.H. Smith, Jim Henson
    Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: The Novelization by A.C.H. Smith, Jim Henson
    The Dragon and the Book by Christine Price
    Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
    Dracula is A Racist by Matt Melvin
    Gods of Eden: Egypt’s Lost Legacy and the Genesis of Civilization by Andrew Collins
    From the Ashes of Angles: The Forbidden Legacy of a Fallen Race by Andrew Collins
    Reader, I Buried Him! by Basil Copper
    Getting Dead by William F. Nolan
    Sanguinarius by Ray Russell
    I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
    2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
    The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester
    Breath of Bones Graphic Novel by Steve Niles, Matt Santoro, Dave Watcher (Illustrations)
    The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
    The Simon & Kirby Library: Science Fiction by Joe Simon, Jack Kirby (Illustrations)
    Titus Crow, Vol. 1 by Brian Lumley

  • What I’ve Read: 2013
  • Great Tales of Horror Collection by H.P. Lovecraft
    Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
    The Three of Swords by Fritz Leiber
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Jack Finney
    Mouse Guard: The Black Axe by David Petersen
    The Delicate Dependency by Michael Talbot
    Wormwood by Poppy Z. Brite
    Kull: Exile of Atlantis by Robert E. Howard
    The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
    The Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. Le Guin
    A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
    The Weird of the White Wolf by Michael Moorcock
    The Sailor on the Seas of Fate by Michael Moorcock
    Elric of Melniboné by Michael Moorcock
    The Homecoming by Ray Bradbury & Illustrated by Dave McKean
    Faerie Tale by Raymond E. Feist

  • What I’ve Read: 2012
  • Fruiting Bodies and Other Fungi by Brian Lumley
    Exquisite Corpse by Poppy Z. Brite
    Krampus: The Yule Lord by Brom
    Carrie by Stephen King
    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Vern
    Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King
    Up Country by Nelson DeMille
    11/22/63 by Stephen King
    Commando: The Autobiography of Johnny Ramone by Johnny Ramone
    Under The Harrow by Mark Dunn
    The Night Eternal: Book Three by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan
    No Regrets by Ace Frehley

  • What I’ve Read: 2011
  • The Complete Chronicles of Conan by Robert E. Howard
    In Search of Dracula: The History of Dracula and Vampires by Radu Florescu, Raymond T. McNally
    Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
    The Warlord of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
    The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
    A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
    Towing Jehovah by James Morrow
    At The Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft
    Bad Seed: The Biography of Nick Cave by Ian Johnston
    The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
    Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King

  • What I’ve Read: 2010
  • The Fall: Book Two by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan
    Off the Rails: Aboard the Crazy Train in the Blizzard of Ozz by Rudy Sarzo
    I, Doll: Life and Death with the New York Dolls by Arthur Kane
    Sheriff McCoy: Outlaw Legend of Hanoi Rocks by Andy McCoy
    Blockade Billy by Stephen King
    Small Change: A Life of Tom Waits by Patrick Humphries
    Under The Dome by Stephen King

  • What I’ve Read: 2009
  • Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 by David Petersen
    CREEPY (the collection 1-5) released by Darkhorse Comics
    Real Vampires, Night Stalkers and Creatures from the Darkside by Brad Steiger
    The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
    Pete & Pickles by Berkeley Breathed
    I, Vampire by Michael Romkey
    The Strain: Book One by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan
    A Drifting Life by Yoshihiro Tatsumi
    The Book of Were-Wolves by Sabine Baring-Gould
    Logan’s Run by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson
    Lavondyss: Journey to an Unknown Region by Robert Holdstock
    Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
    Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 by David Petersen
    Just After Sunset by Stephen King

  • What I’ve Read: 2008
  • The Children of Hurin by J.R.R. Tolkien
    Duma Key by Stephen King
    Without a Soul to Move by William Dewey
    1984 by George Orwell
    Animal Farm by George Orwell
    Shade of Pale by Greg Kihn
    The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff
    Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock
    Basket Case by Carl Hiaasen
    Horror Show by Greg Kihn
    The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star by Nikki Sixx
    Sundays with Vlad: From Pennsylvania to Transylvania, One Man’s Quest to Live in the World of the Undead by Paul Bibeau
    The Wisdom of Big Bird (and the Dark Genius of Oscar the Grouch): Lessons from a Life in Feathers by Caroll Spinney

  • What I’ve Read: 2007
  • White Line Fever by Lemmy
    The Sorrows of War by Bao Ninh
    Blaze: A Novel by Richard Bachman and Stephen King
    Going After Cacciato by Tim O’Brien
    Dark Carnival: (Serenity Falls Book 3) by James A. Moore
    The Pack: (Serenity Falls Book 2) by James A. Moore
    Writ in Blood: (Serenity Falls Book 1) by James A. Moore
    Lisey’s Story by Stephen King
    KULL: Exile of Atlantis by Robery E. Howard
    A Darkness More Than Night by Michael Connelly
    The Pale Blue Eye by Louis Bayard
    The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
    The New York Dolls: Too Much Too Soon by Nina Antonia

  • What I’ve Read: 2006
  • Blood Brothers by Brian Lumley
    The Magus by John Fowles
    The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
    The Delicate Dependency by Michael Talbot
    CELL by Stephen King
    Into The Void with Ace Frehley by Wendy Moore
    The Elric Saga Part IV by Michael Moorcock

  • What I’ve Read: 2005
  • The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
    The Vampire Files by P. N. Elrod
    My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due
    Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson
    The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis
    The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
    The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
    Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
    The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis
    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
    The Magician’s Nephew by C. S. Lewis
    Truth and Fiction in the Da Vinci Code by Bart D. Ehrman
    Fevre Dream by George R. R. Martin
    The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell, Dustin Thomason
    The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower by Stephen King

  • What I’ve Read: 2003-2004
  • The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah by Stephen King
    The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King
    Darkest Heart by Nancy A. Collins
    Gospel of Mary Magdalene by Jean-Yves LeLoup, Jacob Needleman
    Geek Love: A Novel by Katherine Dunn
    Holy Blood, Holy Grail by Michael Baigent, Henry Lincoln, Richard Leigh
    The Immortal Count: Life and Films of Bela Lugosi by Arthur Lennig
    Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
    The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl
    From the Ashes of Angles: The Forbidden Legacy of a Fallen Race by Andrew Collins
    Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
    Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
    Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
    The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
    Food for the Dead: On the Trail of New England’s Vampires by Michael E. Bell
    Divine Encounters by Zecharia Sitchin
    Gods of Eden: Egypt’s Lost Legacy and the Genesis of Civilization by Andrew Collins
    Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
    The Descent by Jeff Long
    Beyond the Bass Clef by Tony Levin
    JACO (Biography) by Bill Milkowski
    Nightmare of Ecstasy The Life and Art of Ed Wood Jr. by Rudolph Grey
    Rebel Without A Crew by Robert Rodriguez
    Lon Chaney: The Man of a Thousand Faces by Michael F. Blake
    Legend of a Rock Star by Dee Dee Ramone
    Dark Carnival: The Secret Life of Tod Browning by David J. Skal & Elias Savada
    From the Dust Returned by Ray Bradbury

  • Classics, Favorites and Mandatory Reading:
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
    The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien
    Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
    Stephen King
    Clive Barker
    Brian Lumley
    Henry Rollins
    Edgar Allan Poe
    H.P. Lovecraft
    Zecharia Sitchin
    Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story by Christopher Moore
    Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    The Elric Saga by Michael Moorcock
    …Or Not to Be: A Collection of Suicide Notes by Marc Etkind