November 22nd, 2016 |
music appreciation, music history, Reviews, Writer and Research
Review essay available November.
Cosmo’s Factory Revisited is a tribute to John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival. A review and appreciation of a classic rock album.
“Cosmo’s Factory is the fifth studio album by American rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR), released by Fantasy Records in July 1970 and released as Fantasy 8402, the same month as the single release of “Lookin’ Out My Back Door” b/w “Long as I Can See the Light”. The name of the album comes from the warehouse in Berkeley where the band rehearsed early in their career. It was dubbed “The Factory” by drummer Doug “Cosmo” Clifford, because bandleader John Fogerty made them practice there almost every day.” – Wikipedia
November 26th, 2015 |
Amazon reviews, Horror, Reviews, Self Publishing, traditional gothic, Writer and Research
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November 24th, 2015 |
Alistair Crowley is a famous occultist, poet and mountaineer and was at one time known as the ‘wickedest man in the world’. Read the rest of this entry »
July 22nd, 2015 |
Amazon reviews, Creative non-fiction, Dark Tales, film, Reviews, Social Issues, Writer and Research
Essential Classic of a creative non-fiction that exploits the best elements of fiction and a compelling read Read the rest of this entry »
July 10th, 2015 |
Dark Tales, facebook friends, historical fiction, Reviews, Self Publishing, Social Issues, Thriller, Writer and Research
I often mention in my posts that part of my research as an author involves reading the works of other writers including other Indi authors. Read the rest of this entry »
June 22nd, 2015 |
American Gothic, Dark Tales, Horror, Reviews, Self Publishing, Writer and Research
Lovecraft’s own writing inspires horror writers to strive to write intelligent, thoughtful and well-crafted stories that don’t simply rely on gimmicks and cheap shocks. In his own words:
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June 8th, 2015 |
American Gothic, Dark Tales, film, historical fiction, Horror, Reviews, Thriller, Writer and Research
Film – The Raven
Film director, James Mc Teigue, draws thematically on the poem The Raven and the poet’s life. The poem depicts the narrator lamenting over lost love, where the raven is a messenger from the land of the dead and a symbol of death. Even though the narrator is haunted by the lover and death, the poem asserts that although death conquers life it doesn’t destroy love. This theme is embodied in the film where the fictitious Poe is prepared to surrender his life for his lover.
The film deviates from the poem and the facts of Poe’s life. Unlike, the poem, the film is a hybrid genre of historical fiction, Gothic horror, thriller and crime story. Laced with violence and gore, the film is not recommended for young viewers or the faint hearted. Mc Teigue’s thriller relies on a number of the Poe’s gruesome tales where a deranged fan sets about to re-enact some of Poe’s most grisly tales. He must be stopped before he works his way through Poe’s entire compilation of stories. This is a compelling and chilling thriller that sustains suspense throughout keeping viewers on edge until its grim finale.